Tmoney99 (14601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Draft at Dilly Deli.
Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasted and had good lacing. Good malty and citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with slick dry texture and flat carbonation. Moderate well balanced smooth flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
Good session brew. MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Finally, it only too like a few decades, seemingly, to get this brew to Ohio, but here it is in my hot little hands. Pour is glassy copper with a nice cream head. Aroma is typical Stone, even for an amber, it is bursting with hop aroma. The nice medium amber flavor makes this one a wonderfully refreshing drink. Not too dominating in any aspect, and certainly a quality offering, even though it is not over the top. joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2009
dark brown with rich white head. moderate carbonation. hoppy nose. some crystal malt in the flavor with some moderate bittering hops and a fair amount of hop flavor. questionable amber ale classification, possibly closer to an american pale due to large flavor hops. a good brew though Lowe1983 (1605) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Pours a darker amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of caramel malts and citrus and pine hops. Flavor is pretty malty with a decent amount of citrus hops and fruit. Bitter finish that doesn’t linger as long as I thought it would. Alphadelic (2244) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Rich malty brown with a zingy, and very level, beige head. Pink grapefruit in the fruity hops which allow room for just a touch of sweetness in the aroma. The malts are apparent but not in the foreground by any stretch of the imagination. Mangoes throughout the flavour with slightly bitter passion-fruit from the hops. The rich malts appear early only to be doused by the hops before they get to heavy. Got a little thickness to it which helps keep it real. Very tasty overall, an excellent beverage if you like something a little darker or less intense than their IPAs.
DSG (14883) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2009
(11/3/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Escondido. Clear deep amber color. Aroma of flowery hops, grapefruit and a bit of tropical fruits. Pleasant bitter hoppy flavor with some citrus and a sweetish malt background. Medium-bodied. Very tasty. RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown/reddish beer with a strong head. The aroma is very well hopped, and the flavour is very dry and hopped with a mild roasted’ness. Overall a good beer. msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2009
12oz bottle from Lagunitasfan. Pours amber with light tan head. Aroma is hops, citrus, caramel and malt. Flavor is malt, hops, caramel, bread and some citrus. More of a pale ale that Stone Pale Ale. Nice ale with good balance. Capa (3322) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Amber copper with a firm tan head. Grapefruit hops, grass, caramel malts in the aroma. Body is a bit watery. Light, crisp grass, grapefruit, and some caramel. Pretty solid amber, but could use a stronger flavor. sauceyhops (104) - carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Bottle. Golden-amber pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is of caramel and citrus. Mouthfeel has a little bite from the bitterness but far from overwhelming. Flavors are of caramel, bread, citrus and pine. The aftertaste is very clean and light. This is a great session beer.