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RATINGS: 1716   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Shooter42 (131) - California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2013 Decent brew but not my style as taste is too bitter and mouthfeel is too thin.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ndhowlett (13) - augusta, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Too over the top for an amber, by over the top I mean hops. Bitter from the hops. Looks great in the glass, nice aroma, but too overwhelming

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dlovell2 (1004) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Amber color with white head. Pine aroma. Very dry beer. Hops taste of pine but flavor does not linger in after taste. This beer was ok.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zach8270 (3711) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 20, 2009
UPDATED: APR 27, 2009 (bottle - 12 oz) Clear amber pour with a fluffy off-white head. Aroma has a lot of citrus notes at the start and through the middle. Not much else besides juicy citrus notes. Flavor is bitter hops, flowers, and citrus at the beginning that goes all throughout the beer. Finishes bitter and hoppy. Not much malt balance. Mainly hops.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2009
I shared a bottle of this with BeerBaron617, we picked it up as part of a pic six. Umm, well, all I can say about it is that as a beer from Stone, I am not all too impressed. I think they do a great job with IPAís, but as an Amber Ale, I think they tried really hard to be something they werenít. It looked great, nice amber red color with a white head. Aroma was a bit towards the IPA side, pretty hoppy. I didnít feel like this had a lot going for it outside of wanting to be an IPA. As a Stone beer, it was ok, but as a beer I would want to buy regularly, not so much.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rustyham (1778) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2009
Strong IPA smell, but the flavor is lacking in depth, breadth, and thickness. I was sorely disappointed because I love amber ales for their chewy malty, caramelly flavor- this had none of that. Just drink an IPA and be done with it. Bottle at Abraxas Lounge Miami Beach.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kassner (1392) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2009
bottle from 3 sons. Really a nice job for low alcohol content, a little funky with some musty clothes and rag mop almost offensive but not quite

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Chicken soup consistency in a ruby amber body with a large cratered tan head that peters away in due time and leaves rocky ring lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, tangerine, citrus, sweet malt and mild biscuit. Thin bodied concoction very little flavor with malt and mild citrus that end up moderately bitter and coat the tongue with a mild off flavor.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tommann (2967) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2011
355ml bottle. Pours dark copper with a large frothy head. Aroma is faint, a little resin hop and orange jelly. Taste is a bit bland. Orangey malt to start. Some orange on the finish. Watery.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Bottle. Rich maroon in color that borders on brown. Small off white head (barely noticeable that it isnít white). Nose is strong with caramel, a good dose of orange, and a small roasted character. Pretty nice. Fairly bitter flavor with some orange, pine, caramel, and astringent, earthy coffee. Bleh! Really disappointing in comparison to the aroma. Medium body with nothing really coming together for me.


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