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RATINGS: 1739   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 23, 2005
thick brownish/amber body with a nice creamy head.nutty malt aroma.nice malt backbone and good hop bite.this is pretty damn good for an amber ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (36498) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2005
An unclear red-brown beer with a dying head. The aroma is sweet woody combined with some spices. The flavor is dry woody with lots of berries combined with some malt sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of Foolish_Mortal in a trade. Malty aroma with caramel and cookie dough with a light citrus hops. Pours a very nice transparent amber with an off-white head that lasts a minute or so. Lightly sweet up front with a touch of caramel with a nice balanced hop finish. More piney hops in flavor as opposed to the citrus hop aroma. Reminds me a little of an EPA. Not a big amber fan but this is pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2007 Stone "light"--that is, relative to the other Stone brews. There is, however, no lack of flavor in this beer when compared to many others. It is very drinkable with substantial malt and hops characteristics. Well-rounded beer, but lacks the customary alcohol kick we normally get from Stone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6297) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2005
This tastes like a toned down 8th Anniversary. There, Ive said it. But thats not a bad thing at all. Pours orangey copper, with a thin tan head. Spicy/sweet aroma. Toasty, smoky foavor, mingled with notes of earth and pine. Nicely full bodied. Very enjoyable. Thanks to Springslicker for this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1163) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2005
12 oz bottle thanks to darkelf. nice-looking beer, amber color with a slightly offwhite head. crystal clear. medium malty aroma, some hops show up as well--the aroma is kind of like a light version of an APA. pretty damn tasty beer. an APA with more malt and less hops, very good. this is arrogant bastards younger brother.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2005
This is a darn good ass looking brew.It has a wonderful copper color with a ring of tan foam.It is like a baby Barleywine with some rich fruitymalty notes and some soft hops.Tastis nice and it has a little bitterness.The caramel taste is almost hidden by the hops.Nice but it smells better than it tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 5, 2005
Wow, I didnt expect this at all. Nice amber pour with a thick head. Fresh, bready aroma with hints of carmel and yeast. Malty flavors with more carmel. Herbal finish. Theres something here that I dont really like, but its hard to tell what. It may be the slightly edgy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ojclark (69) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Bottle. Initial burst of malty, floral and hoppy aroma that became more subtle after a few seconds and included hints of caramel and vanilla. Clear, amber/brown color with frothy tan head that dissipated into a minimal head fairly quickly. Malty, roasted flavors with some floral hop character and slight caramel. With each sip, there was a powerful spike of bitterness that only lasted a second and settled into a pretty well balanced flavor. Medium carbonation. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - APR 29, 2005
bottle...clear amber pour with a generous off white head. Sweet malt aroma, with some floral hops. Sour start, very sour. Some roasted malt in the middle, also piney hops. Mouthfeel is expected, nothing about this beer stands out except the aroma. The sourness is a definate detraction.

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