awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a sample after the tour back in ’08, but I have overlooked rating this for too long. In honor of Stu, I picked 6 at Crown#6. Pours a cloudy hazed brownish/amber with slight beige head. Nose is fresh floral hops with surprisingly forward pine note. Taste is smooth and reveals how well the malt character balances it out, but is much less of a punch than the nose led on to. Hops are a little light in terms of "Stone", yet more than enough to please the palate, and a good citrus/earth-tone/floral/pine mix. If session beer were a category, this would be at the top. Eventually it tastes slightly watered down, but at no point would I say it tastes ’bad’.
Maxbier (320) - Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with tan head. Bready caramel toffee aroma. Malty flavor with roasted character. Bitter grapefruit hop. Citrus lingering bitter finish. Taste is very "Stone".
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slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pretty good for an amber. not my favorite, but not too far off. a little malt heavy, for Stone at least (not really a bad thing is it?), body is ok, flavor is nice. recommended."
ramboraffe (543) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle. Clear amber with white head. Smell is hoppy pine and floral with grapefruit and citrus zest. Taste is sweet malty with hoppy pine and floral. Semi dry with medium bitterness and low carbonation.
AdiBeer (1354) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: floral hops. Appearance: clear amber, small, white head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: light bitters continue, slightly dry finish. Overall: OK Amber Ale. Pint at Stone Brewing, Escondido.
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taste kind like brown iPa. Julie does not. Like. She gives 1.2
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geeklimit (197) - USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark red with a latte - colored sponge foam head. Strong malt aroma. Solid malt taste with an equal amount of hops bittering. Well carbonated with a slightly sticky mouthfeel.
geologyguy (706) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smell is mild and malty, taste is the same, sorta watery, slightly hoppy and quite carbonated...hops get stronger as it warms
Hanoi (420) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is toffee, red berry, with light pine and citrus. Taste is pine, malt, red berry, slight rye then floral and peppery tones touch of lemon grass and salt in the finish. It’s more ESB than I finished, and the nose and taste don’t marry well for me. It’s OK
mikedevilsfan (155) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a really nice malty taste to it. Almost an iced tea flavor. Easy to drink, and very little hops. Bready, bright, crisp without being boring. Very nice Amber ale, When you want malt go here.
CelticBrew (827) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle a surprisingly colorful pale copper, lots of orange hues with bright golds and rosy reds. Aroma is citrusy and piney, a touch of malt. Flavour is of caramel and malt, but well balanced by the hops. Aftertaste is quite malty as well, which lingers a bit. Overall a decent amber, however not that memorable.