hoped (18) - Arizona, USA - MAY 9, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice deep orange/amber in color. Pours with a gracious creamy head that quickly reduces to a frothy half inch. The smell is spicy and earthy along with sweetness and a hint of grapefruit rind. The flavor is sweet with a good balance of hops with the grapefruit rind flavor and moderate bitterness. I can detect a little bit of a chocolate favor as well. I like the mouthfeel and carbonation as compared to other ambers I have tried. Although I suppose this is more of a Pale Ale than an Amber Ale because of the IBU level. Its debatable and I will leave it up to the experts to make the classifications. I was a little disappointed when I first got home because I thought I was buying the Stone Ruination IPA. I got the names mixed up. Levitation was also on my list as is every Stone brew I havent yet tried. But I was not disappointed in any way with this beer. Ive been looking for a lower ABV brew like this to drink after a good long hike or ballgame. Or like Sheryl Crow would say:"the sun and the moon".
Lore (1942) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
darker amber colour, moderate sized yellowish head; aroma of toast, resins, floral and biscuity notes, some roasted nuts, too. taste is the same- mild roasted toasty and malty; easily drinkable good amber ale
kapusil (1053) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.355l bottle. Clear amber body, lasting off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toast, reisins and citruses. Taste of caramel, toast, citruses and even some roasted malts. Light medium bodied. Easy to drink. Quite nice.
Cristobal37 (669) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2016 Thanks Lagzibacsi! Light brown. Very sweet flaky malty aroma. Sweet syrup on the nose. Long sweet malts and mild bitterness. Really sessionable. Balanced nice a bit sweet for me, but a good 12 pack beer.
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Où, Quand, Comment :
Bouteille, dégustée au Mondial de la Bière 2007.
Couleur : ambrée foncée.
Apparence : claire.
Houblon résineux, citrique, légèrement floral et fruité (agrumes, abricots), caramel sucré.
Entrée de bouche : Moyenne amertume de houblon floral, moyennement citrique, fruitée (agrumes, notes d’abricots) et aux notes herbeuse, présente toute la gorgée.
Un support malté de caramel sucré aux notes rôties est également présent des notes de pain.
En bouche :
Corps : moyen.
Effervescence : moyen.
Texture : légèrement crémeuse.
Finale : moyenne-longue et un peu sèche, moyennement amère de houblon résineux, légèrement herbeux et citrique aux notes florales et terreuses.
andrepintado (2479) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - FEB 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark copper color. Thin to medium beige head. Medium bitterness. Soft sweetness coming from the malt. Aroma is malty, hops, resin. Well done.
Don2711 (358) - - JAN 18, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Citrus aroma and flavour. Nice brown appearance and quite bitter on palate. Overall strength poor and lasting taste quite chemical unfortunately.
undercurrent25 (1827) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a brown colour. Taste and aroma is initially hoppy followed by some nice malt. Well balanced
weihenweizen (2894) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Translucent light brown with small off-white head. Aroma is big herbal hops, medium body, low carbonation, and very little lacing. Taste is herbal hops with some caramel malt.
willisread (2041) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlogged rating. Bottle from Old Town. Deep amber with a small off-white head. Lots of citrus and pine in the nose with some biscuity malts. Well-balanced with sweet malt and bitter hops. Not bad.
ciocanelu (911) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color with off-white head. Smells mostly like some herbal hops with a slight malty undertone. Taste starts with some caramel and continues with the same herbal hops note from the aroma. Quite bitter up-front and gets intensely bitter to the finish and follows in the aftertaste. Body is quite light and well carbonated. Overall this is a really aggressive amber ale with a lot of bitterness.