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RATINGS: 1696   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2003
Draft at the Stone Kickoff at the Blind Tiger Ale House in NYC. Not a bad beer. Just a litt tame from a brewery that makes great big beers. Nice amber with a hint of hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - NOV 16, 2003
11/14/03. On draft at the Stone Brewery in San Marcos, CA 11/14/03. Pours a clear amber with nice off-white color head that lingers. Very mild nose of hops, lightly malty. Shimmering but quick lacing. Looks better than it tastes. Thin-to-medium mouthfeel, decent flavor-- lightly nutty and mostly malty, again hops just to accentuate a bit. Pretty long finish for what it is, but not as elegant as the other Stone brews. A decent session beer overall, but really nothing more.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Tap. Clear amber pour with a squatty tan head. Floral aroma with pine and malt. Subtle malt and hop blend with a roasty end. A nice change from Stone.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8850) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2007
Active carbonation, moderately hoppy amber. Nothing exceptional, but very drinkable at the end of a hot day. Thanks Boutip for studying what I have not had, in our sixth trade.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chronickles (13) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 6, 2007
The lightest and most drinkable stone brew. I would assume that most women would prefer this beer over alot of the other stone brews. I actually don’t know any chicks who like stone brew. I am a dude so I have no say, but, if i would recommend this beer on a hot day, or for a kegger. i dont taste pine or caramel, i just taste a lighter, less hoppie beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 12/30/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

hazy dark red, wispy beige head, drops of lace, sweet caramel aroma with nice citrus hops, nice caramel malt flavor, well balanced to have just a bit of sweetness with lots of hop flavor,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmike1313 (15) - USA - SEP 3, 2007
Amber brown color, with a creamy, beige head, some lace. Aroma is mildly citrusy with some malt and bitterness. Hops come through a bit more in the taste than in the nose. Overall, a nicely balanced beer with a good flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (2712) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Bottle: Pours a amber brown with a medium sized sandy head. Little bits of lacing. Nose is hoppy with florals and citrus, flavor remains hoppy with some malt. Remains on the hoppy side for an amber - which I like. Still, it lacks the maltiness and roast and steers more towards an American Pale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2007
On tap at stone. Dark brown color with this interesting purple tint with off-white head. Aroma is strong pine hop with some dark malt. Flavor is pine, dark malt, a little tannic, medium sweet. Medium body and well carbonated. Strong hop presence and slight rich malt.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Bottle. Poured a clear deep amber color with a small off white head. Malts and caramel on the nose. Taste is malty with some caramel and a bitter hoppy finish. Light mouth feel - decent lacing. A lot more flavor than I expected. Not a bad beer, but not great.


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