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RATINGS: 1739   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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This deep amber ale has rich & roasty malt flavors, a big hoppy character, citrus overtones (courtesy of the hops and our special brewers yeast) and modest alcohol.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2006
This has a deep brownish amber body with a pale tan head that coats the glass with web-like lacing. It smells of lightly roasted sweet malt with a whopping handful of PNW hops. The grapefruit, lemon zest, and pine rule the flavor, the malts being supportive with a caramel sweetness. Nice, dry & bitter finish. Darned near an IPA in flavor.

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - SEP 7, 2006
12oz bottle poured a dark orange color with a small off white head. The aroma had a light hop nose with a decent amount of caramel. Taste was slightly watery and had a strong bitterness with some caramel and roast tones alongside a super dry finish that dropped out quickly. Overall this one is good and has a nice amount of flavor and character in it.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Chthulhu (13) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 4, 2006
Beautiful stuff; more flavor than Stones Pale Ale, less than their IPA. This is something I could drink often without tiring of it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2647) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2006
This seems less robust than an American Pale Ale, but its hop characteristics dominate the beer. Light copper body with average-size, but long-lasting frothy head. Nose is filled with ctrius grapefruit, orange peel with hints of grain. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter. The palate seems a bit watery on top of a lively carbonation. A step down from Stones pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (5466) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2006
Pours a red amber color with a nice sized off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt, citrus, and a hint of hops. Not very strong, but a very good flavor for the style. Im drinking this warmer than I probably should, but it makes the flavors stand out. Flavors of sweet caramel malt, citrus, grapefuit, and piney hops. Easy to drink and nice flavor. Excellent for the style.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (14619) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 26, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2007 Aroma of malt with citrus hint. Coppery amber color with frothy tan head. Some lacing. Starts with caramel malt flavor, grapefruit aromas in the middle, and a nice lasting, but mild, bitter hoppy finish. Not your typical relatively tasteless amber. Sort of like a good pale ale with some extra malt.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhiloPsych (15) - California, USA - AUG 25, 2006
I really like this beer. It could be stronger (only 4.4%) but it has great flavor. Its not overwhelming and doesnt finish quite as strong as I would like, but the up front taste is really, really good and the aftertase is nice, too. This is a good beer for most any occasion.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
This had a good head.Color was amber.Not a whole lot of aroma.It tasted pretty good,but I really like the IPA the best.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redave (166) - squaw valley, California, USA - JUL 18, 2006
Very dark, almost brown ale colored, nice fluffy head. Some lacing. A slight malty maybe some citrus aroma with a interesting woody aroma and taste, different! Typically Stone, i feel a little hop aftertaste. Compared too ALL other stones, this is pretty light, maybe a session beer. Alas, not typically available around here, otherwise might consider it for my "light" choice, Fine Stone offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Bottle from Santa, aka, droopy49. Thanks, Juan! Pours deep and rich with amber tint. Aroma is a peculiar blend of cedar and sour citrus; nice deviation from what I was expecting. Flavor is diet grapefruit, with hints of orange and a touch of lime. Palate is a bit thin. For a low alcohol beer, this is pretty damn flavorful. Id take this one to a party anyday.


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