Trooper (8) - La Quinta, California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a great beer for an early start. Not to strong in abv but full flavors unlike most pale ales or low abv brews. Good solid hop presenc . A little on the bitter side and kinda dry but again a great early day brew.
bpreo (2073) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I wanted to like it, as I do most of Stone’s beer, but I could not get over the lack of alcohol content that doesn’t help the taste.
Savage_Night (115) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2015
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours dark red with a khaki head. Head retention is poor. AROMA:, caramel, citrus, light herbs, spice and malty. Taste: caramel, hop bitterness, malty, citrus, spice and pine. AFTER TASTE: hop bitterness, caramel and spices with an oily finish.
Ratpatrol1019 (52) - Palm desert, California, USA - JUN 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of best ambers out there...heard they were dumping this too. Amber and light malts in aroma, some red wine grapes and biscuit malts. Finishes pretty clean with the residual sweetness from the amber malts.
JPDIPSO (5107) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown to umber in color. Small, but stable canvas colored head. Mild herbal hops atop a floe of caramel. Fairly light and airy in feel. Lightly sweet and slightly toasty. Just a bit of herbal and citric hops balance. Big return of caramel in the finish and linger. Nice flavorful session brew. 2/10
Dervock (616) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - pours amber with beige head. Piney, nutty, cereal aroma. Hop comes through in taste. Oily palate.
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAY 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Look: pours a dark Amber. Slight cloudy cold have. White head.
Smell: caramel. Sweet malts. Sweet hops. Sweet oranges. Pineapple
Taste: sweet caramel. Slight pine.
Feel: thin mouth feel. Slightly dry. Very smooth.
Overall: nice beer. Like the sweetness.
First drank: home 5/4/15
Enjoyit (3601) - Vadum, DENMARK - APR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber of color with an off white head. An aoma of malt, bisquit, hops, citrus and weak toffee. A flavor of hops, citrus, bisquit, malty, grapefruit and weak toffee.
bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Garbage beer, Stone said no more a few weeks ago, thank goodness, this beer is as lame as a republican convention in Utah..
JMCtime (75) - Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2015
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Like most Stone brews that I’ve tried this has a strong, overpowering bitterness. It is barely discernible as an amber and has none of the the well rounded or creamy notes I expect from a good amber. It has a touch of citrus but mostly bitter. Not good at all.
tectactoe (3118) - Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Mild gush. Toasted amber & chestnut color with a lazy beige & grey tinted foam on top. Aroma of burnt tree bark, dank pines, caramel malt sweetness, citrus peel, & herbal ash. Flavor is pretty herbaceous, too, along with notes of caramel, toasted biscuits & bread, pine needles, grapefruit rind, mild toffee, & moderate hemp oil. Semi-dank in the finish with some residual malt stickiness. Decent.