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RATINGS: 1722   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2003
Cask at the RAF 2003: Nice aroma of juniper, lemon rinds and pine. A little bit like eating a piece of an orange rind, but overall a good mouthfeel and a clean crisp finish.

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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2004
For a session ale, I found this to be quite enjoyable. I't the perfect beer to have when you want one more that isn't too strong, but still has a pleasing flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 26, 2004
Cloudy amber/brown color with thin foamy off white head. Aroma has resiny citrusy hops, strong but not at all overpowering, a touch of maltiness and hint of caramel. Flavor is malty with a good dose of caramel, largely lacking the hoppiness and bitterness that is present in the aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (7382) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2004
Bottle. Citrus hop aroma. Rich red-amber color with a big off-white creamy head. Light body - could use more malt backing. Citrus hops.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Chthulhu (13) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 4, 2006
Beautiful stuff; more flavor than Stone’s Pale Ale, less than their IPA. This is something I could drink often without tiring of it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEpeeist (3520) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2006
12 oz bottle. Foggy amber with a spongy oatmeal head. Leaves tendrils of lace. Musty hops and a little woody molasses. Tastes a bit like a flat 7-Up with bitter green grass. Watery with low carb. Stone really held back on this one.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chawknz (2) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2007 does not count
Not great, not bad.. very forgettable. Goes down easy and is refreshing, but there’s nothing about the taste of this beer that will stick in my head days from now.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IEBAILI (126) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Amber brown color, medium tan head that falls quickly but leaves some lacing. Aroma is of light citrus hops with sweet, almost roasted malt background. Taste is dry for an amber, moderate hop bitterness. The flavor is a little deeper than others I’ve had in this style, almost with lighter versions of porter flavors. The texture is a little thin and the finish is a bit rough. Not my favorite Stone, but a decent choice for a session beer.


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