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RATINGS: 1618   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.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
buckeyebeerman (11) - Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2009
pours a reddish brown with cream color head. slight smells of piney hops. has a little bitterness but not much else. not one of my favorite stones

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Bottle @ home. Dark red orange appearance with a small off white head. Piney hoppy, amber malty nose. Piney, bitter hoppy flavor on top of a light amber malty body. Lingering earthy, piney bitterness. I would clasify this as an ESB not an amber due to the strong hoppy bitterness and the lighter amber maltiness. Tastes stronger in alcohol than is present. Way over hopped and probably the reason the hopheads overrate this beer. Pretty good but way more hoppy than the typical amber ale.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
framebender (56) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Heres the best comment I can give about this beer. I finished drinking it about 5 minutes ago and wanted to rate it now - I can’t remember anything about the beer. It is a fine beer but pretty lackluster - not bad and not good. Solid ale from a good brewery but not their best work.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
unclemattie (4034) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2007
12 oz bottle. amber color, thin head. aroma is earthy, leathery. light bodied. flavor of shake n bake chicken. plus too much yeast settled in the bottom of the bottle.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - DEC 22, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Last time I had this was a couple years ago, figured I try it out again.. Wasnt a fan back then, not a fan now. Dark amber with an off white medium sized head. Aroma is too subtle, malt and hops but hard to make out. Flavor is somewhat toasted with some one-dimensional bitter hops. Mouthfeel is thin. The only disappointing brew Ive had from an otherwise extraordinary brewery.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
4th June 2008. Light hop and malt - not bad but let down by a watery palate.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
matthewjk (857) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Hmmm....what the hell is this? Huge fan of Stone, but this is so overrated it’s hilarious. This beer is having an identity crisis. Grape cough syrup, malt, off citrus. Drinkable, but not compatible with Stone’s usual stellar lineup.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cheosky (33) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2012
golden, medium bitterness, lightly sour, spruce, golden, clear, average carbonation, medium body, bitter,

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
keanex (1289) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2013
On tap at Harper’s.
Appearance: Slightly hazy copper body, creamy light tan head.
Aroma: Toasted malts, floral hops, with hints of grapefruit.
Taste: Watery, hints of grapefruit with some roasted presence.
Palate: Watery with light carbonation.
Overall: I did not like this, it was pretty awful. Would try again, but this time it was horrendous.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Hangover (1028) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUL 11, 2009
Beautiful garnet pour with a lasting tan head. Really hoppy, spruce aroma. Flavor has a lot more hop bitterness, with a bit of burnt/roasty notes. A bit thin bodied but it is pretty low abv. Pretty hoppy for an amber.


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