vikingguy (897) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bronze with foamy head. Aroma is mellow citrusy hops. Taste is a good balance of citrusy-floral hops and caramel malts. Some grapefruit notes. Dry on the palate. Full body for such a low ABV. To me, this is like an IPA-Amber ale hybrid. Easy drinking. Good, but can’t say I love this one. Maybe got a bad bottle because I was expecting more from this.
umich03jm (2561) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark amber color with a perfect 1 cm head that lingers awhile. Really nice looking beer. Aroma is very biscuity and roasty mixed with grass. Taste is not as good as expected. It’s very dry and sucks all the moisture out of my mouth. The hops don’t taste very fresh either, very earth and grassy. There’s a slight burnt biscuit taste too. Very dissappointed. I’ll have to try another of these soon to make sure I didn’t get a bad bottle.
RuneStumo (2353) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
23.08.2012. 0,33l Bottle. Patricks Pub, Kristiansand.
Dark brown colour with off-white head. Aroma of dark malts. Nice bitterness. A little flat, with medium body.
Shooter42 (131) - California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2013 Decent brew but not my style as taste is too bitter and mouthfeel is too thin.
ndhowlett (13) - augusta, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2008
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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
dlovell2 (1123) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2008
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
zach8270 (3802) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 20, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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 IPA’s, but as an Amber Ale, I think they tried really hard to be something they weren’t. It looked great, nice amber red color with a white head. Aroma was a bit towards the IPA side, pretty hoppy. I didn’t 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.
Rustyham (1781) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2009
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
kassner (1413) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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