jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - MAR 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This lightweight of the Stone family still packs a hell of a tasty punch compared to brews of the same ABV. Pours dark amber with a smallish but persistant off-white head. Good lacing all the way down. Aroma is pretty malty but backed with typical Stone hops- floral, fruity and aggressive. Flavor is the same, again suprisingly malty and tasty for such a 'light' beer. Just the right amount of bitterness ends it. Yummy. Love this beer, I just drink it too damn fast :)
craven5000 (104) - Westville, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark reddish amber pour that produced a tan head that was both big and thick. Smooth at first, then the hoppy bite comes through. A light medium body. It wasn’t anything special but it wasn’t bad either.
sauceyhops (104) - carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden-amber pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is of caramel and citrus. Mouthfeel has a little bite from the bitterness but far from overwhelming. Flavors are of caramel, bread, citrus and pine. The aftertaste is very clean and light. This is a great session beer.
fezzy (104) - California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stone’s signature hop character lead this beer to be quite similar to their IPA and Arrogant Bastard, but with a very nice toasty malt finish that lingers. If you love strong San Diego hopping but want something sessionable, this is the one.
slayer02348 (103) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, hazy brown with a smaller head. Stronger, maltier taste than most stone brews. Also, has a much lighter mouthfeel. Goes down very easy. I definitely recommend this.
virtuosovii (103) - California, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Despite its color, this beer didn’t make me think "Amber Ale". Not too bad though. It was pretty hoppy and piney. Kind of clean crisp and refreshing. but lacking in the "taste good" department. Pretty mediocre especially for Stone which usually never disappoints me. Unfortunately this is the weakest Stone Brew I’ve had
giarcsr (103) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m so used to stones other beers that this just seems plain. It’s definetly a step up from bud or coors but that’s what I really feel like it is in a way. I guess this would be a great bbq beer if your looking for something to drink with your non beer buddies.
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - SEP 13, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome color. lots of caramel and malt in aroma. Nice malty/roasty flavor. Very full for an amber. I was surprised by this beer. Semi bitter finish is nice. Will definitely buy this one again soon.
sistinas (102) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear dark orange color with a decent-sized head. Smells of caramel and maybe some butterscotch, tastes like hops, citrus, hops, caramel, and some hoppity hops. Finishes dry and leaves a pretty bitter taste in my mouth - not something I could drink all night.
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I enjoyed this beer but I don't think it measures up to the rest of the Stone brews. Amber color with a medium white head. Mild hop and malt flavor and dry finish. A pretty good session brew, but not great.