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RATINGS: 1732   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - AUG 26, 2004
not a strong aroma some citrus hints, very hoppy IMO, it was too bitter for my likings. can’t say much for the appreance, i drank it out of the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2004
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
properhops (88) - - OCT 12, 2011
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kenjohn (88) - Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bennet65 (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2012
the most so-so beer ive tried from stone. doesnt whack you in the face like some of the others but is perfectly sessionable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglebones (87) - Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy, reddish-brown color with tall, cream-colored head. Aroma is very fruity and floral, combined with yeast. Moderate carbonation with a smooth, clean palate. Complex taste of fruits (grapefruit, lemon, and tart cherry) followed by lingering, but not overpowering, piney bitterness of the hops. This is an impressive brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pjwalsh2 (87) - Palos Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2011
1. Look – A hazy amber-brown ale that looks very tasty and pours a big off white head. 2. Sniff – It has a pleasant roasted malt nose with a delicate hop aroma. 3. Sip – This full bodied ale has a roasted malty flavor that is balanced with just the right amount of hops. It also has a slight grassy taste and a soft bitter finish. 4. Another Look – This is a good looking ale. It has a lot of sediment, a long lasting head, and solid lacing. 5. Evaluate – Overall, this is well-balanced ale offers many flavors. I enjoyed the roasted malt taste and the delicate bitter finish. This very drinkable ale, would appeal to the average beer drinker. It has a long lasting malty finish that will keep any beer drinker interested. I would definitely recommend this ale to family and friends.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvermin (86) - California, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Pours a dark, maple syrup red, with ample off-white head that laces well, and dissapates to a half finger cap. Smells of clean lemon zest, leaves, and some malty character, not sweet, but like bread. Taste is nicely hoppy, with lemon citrus to go with fresh herbs, even some tulsi taste at the back end. Malt gives it great body, as the malt sweetens it just a little bit and balances the hops out. Really good hop flavor though, and intensely flavorful for a 4.4% beer. Mouthfeel is ok, as carbonation is at or above average, and tingles are nice throughout. Drinkability is very good, and at 4.4% you won’t get many beers with a better flavor:abv ratio to session.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jvezp (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2011
Reviewing while drinking * Big white head, redish amber ale, dosen’t seem to have much carbonation * Smells...Typical Stone hops. I don’t know waht to think about this brew. I expected it to be much bitter. Alot of malts and still pretty limpid/Clear. Just had a Red’s Rye PA, wich i think is in the same category, but the levitation dosen’t even come close. Still pretty good thou.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Avatar (84) - Gliwice, POLAND - AUG 19, 2008
Bottle in San Diego. Red-brownish in colour with fair head. Aroma is of pines and woody. Little bit dry and sweet-bitter. Hint of citrus. Lot of hops. Little bit like IPA.

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