craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is a nice blend of pine and sweetness. It poured a nice amber color with a long lasting eggshell colored head. Absolutely amazing taste! Nice pine tasting hops but not overpowering and a good malt sweetness with it. Light body with a slick mouth feeling and average carbonation. Love this stuff.
badmansam (58) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Keg @ Jolly Butchers courtesy of Ozzy 2013/3/11. Big hoppy nose. Bitter but balanced. Great body, carbonation and head. A little dry at first before the sweetness evens it out then a lingering bitterness. Very impressive considering the modest ABV.
rmyurick (7) - USA - MAR 17, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle-drink by 5/4/14. Nice deep copper color with a huge head. Crystal clear. Aroma of fruity hops--tangerines, apricots. Medium mouthfeel, slightly sweet, very balanced. Touch of fruity hops on the tongue as well. Nice bitterness, but not overdone. Hops hang around for a long finish.
chucklemation (1250) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a transparent copper color with plenty of bubbles and a foamy white head. Has a grassy, pine, aroma. Taste is heavy on the pine, with some citrus and moderate hops. This has the character of an IPA more so than any amber ale I have had, but it’s the best amber I’ve had so far. Has a medium body feel with some carbonation. Delicious.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2003
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, what a fantastic looking pale, super deep, dark coppery color thats very hazy and rusty with a thin tan head that faded fast with minimal drippy, spotty lace. Its only fault really as far as appearance. Aroma is a nice mix of roasty malts, dried pretzeled bread, dried hops that has a touch of piney resin and dried wood, maple syrup noted on some bigger wiffs. Taste is outstanding, perfect blend of malts in the front with a superb roastyness thats not overpowering, chewy, or sweet. Hops come in soon there after with a nice dried sense of leaves, pine, resin, bittering is intensely fine and lingers well with a small return in the roastyness of malts showing through. A great backbone in this one. Feel is medium bodied with a nice little hoppy texture in the finish. Finished this one in no time due to it being the only Stone brew I've had thats not in the bomber but in a 12 ouncer. Oh, plus its damn good; smooth, packed with nice flavors and body. Nothing empty about this beer but my glass and bottle- now that I'm done: I wan't another!
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a tremendous Amber Ale. Stone brews are freaking awesome!!! Good hoppy flavor, Citrusy, definitely rich and a mouthful in every sip. There is nothing about this beer that makes it Modest. Might only be 4.4% but that doesn’t make it modest. Great Beer. I’m sure the rest of you already know this. Great bottle too. Might be the best one in my collection. Etched beer bottles are very cool.
BigCIT (4) - Pasadena, California, USA - AUG 29, 2007 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my favorite lighter beer. While definitely not as tasty and refined as other beers of a darker variety, it does its job well. Great when paired with a good pepperonni pizza or some irish nachos. Yum!
cameraman (9) - Crestwood, Kentucky, USA - OCT 21, 2009 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A deep amber color a very consistent color all the way through. A light tan head forms on top, a half inch high, lacing slowly down the glass. A strong grassy and pine fragrance stands out from the glass. That is followed by a slight sweet malty scent. A bread, malt and cracked grain flavors starts out the taste. That is followed by the grass and pine flavors, bringing a tobacco flavor at the end. A strong grassy hop flavor lingers, long after each taste. A medium bodied feel, that gradually gains weight slightly, finishes with mild dryness. This may be the most hop flavored session beer I have had, period. The colorful and enticing look, along the unforgettable aroma and intense flavor, make this the hop heads choice for a session beer.
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours dark ruby-brown with a thick, fluffy tan head. aroma of peach, grapefruit, fresh dough. flavor is grapefruit and peach, candied light fruit, light yeastiness and maltiness. bready. aftertaste is sweet malt and citrus flavors. best 4.4% beer ever.
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - SEP 20, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a great beer. Pours a golden amber. Minimal white head. Smells crisp and a little apricot-y. Taste is very VERY smooth. Hoppy with citrus notes. Feels crisp and clear in the mouth. This is another great tasting and affordable beer brought to life by the geniuses at Stone.