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RATINGS: 1658   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChazMania (652) - Pasadena, California, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Bottled. I love Stone, their beers rock. This is probably my least favorite. Itís far better than the avg beer, but not the best of Stone. Itís amberish color, and very light flavored compared to the others. A little creamy textured. Good, and drinkable.

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   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.

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   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!

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   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 isnít nearly as good. Like their Pale ale, it is a great looking beer, but the aroma and flavor just arenít there. Thereís nothing wrong with it, but thereís nothing that great about it.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 30, 2007
Their lightest beer. It has to be. A good recommendation for the buddy who really thinks the buds, coors, and millers are good beers. Might be a nice stepping stone. Otherwise, itís just yuor standard light amber ale.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, darker orange body with a finger-width, dirty tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves lots of layered lacing. Lots of pale caramels, but still dense and aggressive earthy bitterness. Flavor is thinner pale malts, semi-sweet caramels with a very dense earthy bitterness. A real subdued aggression from the hops. Palate is light, but sustaining with a fairly dry, moderate linger. Overall, a nice tasting, lower ABV beer offered from Stone. Somethings a little off IMO, but still maintained lots of hop taste. Enjoyable.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1475) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2011 This one was weird for me. Iím a fan of other Stone brews but this one left a resiny aftertaste that was somewhat unpleasant. Strong piny hop nose with a a bitter orange peel overtone and old bong water funk. Flavor was similar with a medium to thin body and not enough malt to keep up with the rampant flavoring hops. Sharp aggressive bitterness with a stinging carbonation. This is a good beer that could use some refinement. Needs more balance.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (6503) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Bottle at the Bloomington Beer Festival. Poured amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma was quite one note with pine notes from the hops. Flavor had grapefruit notes was from the hops but there was a bit of an undertone of roasted malts.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5166) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2010
Cask at GBBF 2009. Very nettle rich, dark amber ale. Fresh and pleasantly drinkable.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dragonfly1 (486) - Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2010
Tap- Hop Leaf. Dark ruby red, active head. Sweet malt with aggressive hop middle and finish. Citrusy hops were an odd combination with the dark sweet body of this. Yeast / hop combo imparted a spiciness on top of the malt and hoppiness- flavors pulling in too many directions for my taste. Not cohesive, flavors are competing with each other.


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