harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - AUG 14, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 18, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 Stoneís regular beers. Thanks Eric for the beer!
ChazMania (657) - Pasadena, California, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Kiapepito (110) - Port Angeles, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
freekyp (1537) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.