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RATINGS: 1620   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zen (41) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Slight diversion for Stone. Pours nice decent head, scattered lace all the way down. Smells of caramel, pine and grain. Taste is of malt and laced with citrus. Light bodied with a nice pinch of hops at the finish. The hop profile appears a bit different with this Stone outing. A fresh beginning from Stone tailspins towards the end. All the right stuff and absolutely no direction or cohesiveness. Finishes dry, but left me yearning

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7803) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2013 Nice red hue with a generous head. Thick, hoppy texture, which I would consider an APA certainly. Fresh and pleasant malty body... robust, a little plum, medium hoppiness, sweet nose, very good stuff that I can drink all night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2004
12 oz bottle, tulip. Cookie and caramel malt (M); flowers and citrus hops (M); red grapes aroma. Average sized, creamy, off-white, lasting head leaves good lacing and sits on a clear, amber-red body. Lightly sweet, moderately acidic, mineraly flavor becomes a moderately acidic, lightly bitter, mineraly finish. Medium-light body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic tinge. The bottom line is: mineral presence is way too strong for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2004
This was not overly impressive. The appearance is a clear amber orange color with a dark garnet center, and a little white head. The aroma is flowery and acidic. This flavor is just unbalanced and not to my liking with a strong mineral water presence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - AUG 14, 2004
This beer really packs a lot of flavor. Lots of malt, lots of bitterness. Not very balanced though. It has the alcohol level of a session beer but two at a time would be my absolute limit. A nice change up for the fridge, but by no means a top-tier beer in my book.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Dark amber color, light head. Nose of light hops, clean malts & caramel. The flavor is fairly bitter & unbalanced but easy to drink. Dry cinnamon that gets very bitter towards the end. Not quite up to Stone’s regular beers. Thanks Eric for the beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChazMania (643) - Pasadena, California, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Bottled. I love Stone, their beers rock. This is probably my least favorite. It’s far better than the avg beer, but not the best of Stone. It’s amberish color, and very light flavored compared to the others. A little creamy textured. Good, and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2006
From 12oz Bottle. Pours a deep ruddied amber color with a light, full layer of off-white head. The aroma is quite nice, and it wafts plumes of fresh clover leaf hops and caramel cookie dough to the nostrils. A touch of vanilla bean and maple syrup sweetness is nestled in there as well. Thin to medium bodied, crisply carbonated mouthfeel is drinkable, but not as interesting or satisfying as the nose. A bit of toasted pine nuts and some grassy hops join a coppery malt profile, but thats about it. Final smack of corn nuts and lemon grass.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kiapepito (110) - Port Angeles, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2006
has a very thick tan head, and can defintely taste the hoppiness in it. pretty good over all. thank you to irishboy for this one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2007
I see why this is not distributed as widely as the IPA and Arrogant Bastard: It isn’t nearly as good. Like their Pale ale, it is a great looking beer, but the aroma and flavor just aren’t there. There’s nothing wrong with it, but there’s nothing that great about it.

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