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RATINGS: 1727   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aquilo (590) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Dark reddish-brown with a small head. Aroma is faint and fruity at first. I smell apricot, malt, and some nuts. Not much hops. Did I get the same beer as everyone else? Or did I just get a bad bottle? The flavor is kinda buttery, and malty, with just a hint of hops. As the beer warms, I get this unpleasant flavor that I can best describe as something between lemon and a nasty fart. If I drink it quickly enough, it won’t taste too bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2009
very surprised at the low alcohol content because this one has all the ingredients of a high volume hop infested ale. My wife hated it, which means that the bitter hops and grapefruit appealed to me. Will drink again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2009
12oz. bottle. Pours a really deep amber color, topped with an active head that fades fairly quickly. Not a lot of lace. Flat, faintly metallic aroma is not incredibly inviting. Very dry, hoppy flavor for an amber, and not much of a finish. There are some things to like here, but this turns out to be one of Stone’s weakest offerings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2009
On tap at Three Floyds and served in an English pint. Clear, dark amber pour with a thin, lasting head of off-white foam that left some nice lacing. The aroma had a modest amont of darker crystal malt along with some mild orange and pine. The flavor was heavy on the crystal malt. Toasted caramel along with some citrus. Medium-body with light carbonation. A decent everyday drinker, but not all that exciting. Sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (3559) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2012
Bottle. Chestnut with a small beige head, and heavy scummy looking sediment suspended throughout. Grapefruit hops and light caramel malt aroma. Roasty caramel malt and pine / grapefruit peel hops flavor. This would have been more enjoyable had it not been so ugly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Originally reviewed: 6/17/09. Pours a clear amber color with a massive ivory head on top. Excellent retention. Looks like the top of a milkshake. Some spotty lacing. Smells very citrusy and hoppy. Very nice. Reminds me of Nugget Nectar. The mouth on this is weak. Very thin and wet. I see plenty of rising bubbles in it, and a decent head, but there is no carbonation crispness at all. Disappointing. Flavor is pretty tame as well. I expected more from this. Some bitter hops right away, but this gives way to bready sweetness. I expected more along the lines of a NN, or something of that sort. This was far short. I won’t seek this out again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bennet65 (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2012
the most so-so beer ive tried from stone. doesnt whack you in the face like some of the others but is perfectly sessionable

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2012
The label’s description is right - there’s a lot of flavor here for a 4.4% ale. There’s an acetyl phenol burn though that drags it down, along with a nasty aftertaste. It’s ok, but it doesn’t match up to the other stuff from Stone. This is possibly the worst of theirs I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3834) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Looks like whiskey in the glass... clear amber, and low viscosity. It holds a white ring head. The aroma is sweet floral hop resin but in a mild quantity. The taste is just flat and doesn’t resemble much of anything. The mouthfeel is foamy and empty. Stick to the aroma on this one. And if you like to chug milcorbud light, chug this instead. Then those big boobie girls in bikinis will start falling all over you.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kindacold (229) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Dark amber, creamy head. Mild hoppy smell. Citrus bitterness with hint toffee and charcoal. Sticky finish.

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