Doctormirk (100) - USA - APR 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampling at the brewery. Deep amber color. Slight butter, hoppy (grapefruit).
chrisafari (100) - Orange, California, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber orange, darker than most ambers. Aroma of malt and roasted nuts. Flavor begins with roasted malt and finishes with a nice hoppy bang. Overall, a good amber ale.
flyingshoes (100) - USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Better than I was expecting, even as a fan of Stone. Beautiful aroma of grapefuit, citrus, and seemingly raisins. The flavor is very full for a 4.4% Itís subtle, but complex, and very similar to the aroma. Another winner from Stone.
rking (100) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Simply the best session type beer that I have ever had. Only if it was available in Missouri...
iNBe (100) - USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
So glad this is now available in my area. This beer is pretty tasty. I plan to buy more.
al53 (96) - FINLAND - MAY 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark amber colour with medium head.
Aroma is tropical fruits, hops, malt, citrus, grassy and bit sweet.
Taste is citrus, grapefruit, sweet tropical fruits, piney hops and malt.
Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
Citrusy and grapefruity finish with hops and hint of rye.
My bottle was almost outdated, so I canít even imagine, how good this tastes fresh. In this ABV absolutely stunning!
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - AUG 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
not a strong aroma some citrus hints, very hoppy IMO, it was too bitter for my likings. canít say much for the appreance, i drank it out of the bottle.
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle - Ruby/amber color and makes a small white head. Aroma is malty, sweet with citrus hoppiness and lightly roasted. Taste starts out with a hoppy spice and finishes with a roasted malt character. Nicely balanced. Thin and smooth palate.
properhops (88) - - OCT 12, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Video review at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paI02feqsdU
Appearance: Copper, 1-finger head dissipates to layering, average lacing
Smell: Dry pine, grapefruit, floral, smokiness, carmel malts
Taste: Medium body, dry cinnamon up front, dry pine, resin, hop astringency, grapefruit, black pepper, smokiness + carmel malts, green tea on finish, medium carbonation, drinkable
Pairings: Pizza, pesto, gnocchi
kenjohn (88) - Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep, dark ruby/chestnut brown color with dark golden orange hues. Smells like some bitter pine hops. Tastes like pine hops, not super bitter, quickly followed by roasted malts.