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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 23, 2002
You have to like hops for the sake of hops to appreciate this one. Great floral hop aroma that just smacks of a tongue-shock. The color is a perfect deep brown like that of Dutch Chocolate. The flavor and palate are extrememly low on the malt end, which is due to the lower alcohol content, so this is not necessarily a beer for the heavy ale fans. Comes off dry and a bit acidic. Bitter, Bitter, Bitter! Overall, given what it is supposed to be, not a bad brew at all!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 30, 2002
Dont get me wrong, I love hops, but this beer was too dry for me. It finishes very dry with lots of hops and it was just an all out bitterness assault on the senses, all of them! it is a great looking beer, dark ruby and perfectly clear. it smells wonderful, lots of playful hops in the nose. the finish is just terrifyingly ddry for me. this said, i have absolutely not lost faith in stone, i still love em just not this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2002
The pour a clear deep ruby brown, the head tolerable, the lace chumpy, both light chocolate brown. the nose is malt, floral, hints of caramel, top is flimsy, the finish is pertainly hopped, mild carbonation. seems a bit thin to me? drinkable, but can’t say it does anything to enhance ’Stone’s Stellar Reputation’. Ranks a quite disappointing #981 on my current 1000 beer masterlist.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (6043) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Amber hue with small head but excellent lacing. Piney and floral hops on nose with hints of sweetbread, caramel, and leather. Bitter piney taste initally but flavor seems to get lost on finish. This medium-bodied beer has a dry and crisp mouthfeel. Levitation holds so much promise but in the end fails to deliver. Watery fading finish ends up disappoining.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mumpu (46) - USA - MAY 15, 2006
Honey with very fleeting tan head. Some hoppy aroma. Opens completely bland and with a thin watery body. Not much happens with flavors and in the end there is a rather unrewarding and not particularly interesting strong bitter aftertaste. Stone Brewing can do much much better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lukevinyl (4) - Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2007 does not count
Good beer, very hoppy-- both in aroma and taste. Finishes with quite a bitter taste, but still very drinkable (though a bit low on alcohol).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2008
I was surprised at the bitterness from this amber. Also surprised at the low abv of 4.4%. Nice dark amber, but I thought a little over the top on bitterness. I normally enjoy ambers but found myself struggling to finish this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchmela (2640) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Tap at the Blind Tiger. Dark amber pour with a thin white head. Malty aroma with some hint of the hops. Little disappointed din the taste, a little cardboard like, malty funky. i’m not sure if there was a problem with the keg or something, but I expected more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drewsi227 (16) - Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Purs a light brown, very little head that dissapates quickly,nose is very weak, slight hops smell. Taste is rather boring for a a Stone beer. Not terrible, but nothing special

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fluffy (1666) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2009
an amazingly potent amber ale, one with a heavier dose of hops and malts than i expected. definitely one to try if you are a fan of amber ales.

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