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RATINGS: 1670   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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This deep amber ale has rich & roasty malt flavors, a big hoppy character, citrus overtones (courtesy of the hops and our special brewers yeast) and modest alcohol.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
altehkiller (71) - , California, USA - APR 7, 2009
This beer is like the entry level beer for those not yet ready for the true intensity of the other Stone brews. Thats not to say its not a good beer however. It is quite an enjoyable beer that is malty and moderately hoppy that goes down easy.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brain_Parasite (70) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Pours a dark amber. Aroma is mild: hops and caramel. Great flavor, good amount of hoppy bitterness with some rich malt notes and an overall smokey smooth aftertaste. Very flavorful and smooth, great session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fourplayed (69) - Lakewood, California, USA - OCT 19, 2010
in 12 oz glass. 1 finger lite brown/tan head. Fairly dark brown with red/orange highlights. Mild smell of Hops and roasted malts with sweet notes (molasses come to mind). Tastes of Hops up front and darker roasted sweet smooth malt presense, a bit of citrus and a bit watery. On the palate itís medium bodied with nice easy carbonation and mild alcohol...malts give it some a bit of a creamy feel. Overall itís a nice medium hopped brew with very mildly sweet malt notes providing a decent smoothness. Carbonation seems just right. Nice mild hops at the finish. A good brew, but not a GOOD brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ojclark (69) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Bottle. Initial burst of malty, floral and hoppy aroma that became more subtle after a few seconds and included hints of caramel and vanilla. Clear, amber/brown color with frothy tan head that dissipated into a minimal head fairly quickly. Malty, roasted flavors with some floral hop character and slight caramel. With each sip, there was a powerful spike of bitterness that only lasted a second and settled into a pretty well balanced flavor. Medium carbonation. Medium-bodied.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
wade1point0 (69) - Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2014
In bottle with @gmellison poured brown. Smells earthy like rye to me. Very smooth mouth feel and taste lightly like rye but itís very good

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkR (68) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2003 12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep reddish-orange with great clarity. A small tan head starts out well, then disappears almost completely, save for a ragged ring of bubbles around the edge. Lots of citrusy and piney hops on the nose. Chinook? A bit of sweet, caramelly malt adds a sharp undercurrent. The flavor starts out firmly bitter, with a lot of citrus (grapefruit rind) and pine, before the malts show up and add a bit of balance. Some fruitiness. High Lovibond crystal malt caramel sweetness is resigned to play second fiddle to the hops. A bit thin and light-bodied, with a slighty weak carbonation level which helps by adding a tiny hint of a syrupy mouthfeel. Ends with a touch of dryness, which adds to drinkability. Highly quaffable at 4.4%abv, this would make a good session brew if I could get it here in Missouri.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
duke33 (68) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2010
This is a real solid beer, and at 4.4% abv, it makes for a great session beer. Nice amber color, and good hoppy flavor (although not over-the-top).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bootsjohn (68) - Texas, USA - APR 27, 2012
From notes: tap pour into snifter. Color is ruby, fluffy one finger whitish head. Taste is pretty bland but quite drinkable. Not the usual hop bomb from Stone, but much more subtle. Floral, grapefruit both come through. Body is fairly light.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jd10 (68) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 6, 2013
pours dark bronze with off-white head and lots of lacing. aroma is almost all hops - mostly pine but some citrus hop notes are there too. right off the bat, the flavor is juicy citrus, followed by honey and hop bitterness. finish is bitter pine hops.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
iggynelix (68) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Tap sampler. Nicely discernable hop aroma. Beautiful amber on color with hint of reds. Very drinkable worth bitter hops to match the aroma. Leave s a lacey head in the glass.


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