Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Bottle. Pours a darker amber with a nice head atop and lacing. Nose is fruit, mixed with malt. Flavor is a beautiful blending of sweetness, malts, hops and fruit which intermingle wonderfully. It is boldly flavored but all done with great taste and balance. In my opinion definately up there with the other ambers, especially HopBack and Eliot Ness, two of my favorite nrews. Thanks to ogglethorp for the bottle. undsioux7 (872) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2007 botte. Pours deep amber/copper with a medium just off white head. Orange, carmal and malt aroma. Same for taste, but the orange comes through and makes me want to suck down a real orange. Nice session beer for the summer. RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2007
I see why this is not distributed as widely as the IPA and Arrogant Bastard: It isn’t nearly as good. Like their Pale ale, it is a great looking beer, but the aroma and flavor just aren’t there. There’s nothing wrong with it, but there’s nothing that great about it. ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Bottle. Pours a hazy brownish-amber color with a failry substantial off white head. Aroma is typical Stone, big blast of floral hops, malty goodness, citrus. Flavor is caramel and toasted grains, light roasted malts, a subtle fruitiness, citrus, pine. Palte is medium bodied, medium carbonation, smooth, very drinkable, another great one from Stone! hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2007
12oz bottle acquired in trade (Mystery Swap v2) with Saarlander (thanks!). Poured a deeper and clear orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of pine, citrus, and some toasted malts. Tastes of citrus, caramel, and toasted malts. Thinner body. Would make a good session / every day beer.
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2007
(Bottle) Pours an amber color with a small amount of head. Nice malty aroma and taste. Nice palate for the style. It’s a good beer, but it’s missing something in the taste that would make it great. TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
This may be one of the best "lighter" beers i’ve had. The ability for this to be this good and this drinkable is great. The people at Stone really knocked this out of the park. Sure the IPA and Ruination are tastier and stronger but this could be the best go to beer ever. The drinkability of this is unreal. I cant imagine it being too hot for this beer. hayduke (5212) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Stone makes some incredible brews, but I am beginning to think Amber Ale might be one of the most challenging types to make really well. This poured a dark amber with a fat, slightly off-white head that left sticky-looking lacing in rings around the glasss. Nose of malts, hops, citrus, flowers, and something else I cannot quite get to. The hops dominate and so you have to look for everything else. Mouthfeel is very smooth and better than most ambers. Flavor is of malts, caramels, and of course hops. Finishes smooth . At only 4.4 % you could knock back a few of these in an evening, and enjoy every bottle. Interesting and well done. jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2007
From a 12 oz. bottle with a blurb on the back, no freshness date, served in a Stone Levitation glass.
Poured a clear reddish amber with a fluffy, foamy off-white head that settled into a thin sudsy lacing, some laced sticking.
Hoppy aromas of citrus, floral and leafy, with a nice toasted grainy.
Even, steady carbonation and a crisp, dryish, slick, creamy smooth medium-full bodied mouthfeel.
Very enjoyable taste, butter caramel and toasted grains, light roasted malts, a subtle fruitiness, citrus, pine, earthy leafiness, a nice soft hop bitterness that lingers a bit in the palate, and a dry grainy, malty, hoppy finish.
Easy, smooth drinkability, a pleasantly tasty amber from Stone.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2007
12oz bottle via trade with footbalm! - Thanks Eric! - Pours cloudy amber with a short white head. Aromas is light grassy and citrus hops over caramel malts. Flavor is a good balance of citrus hops and caramel malts. Crisp and clean palate with a good bitter finish. Nice beer.. This could easily be a daily drinker if it were available here in Ohio..