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RATINGS: 1738   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Pours a amber brown with a medium sized head. Aroma is of citrus and spice with flavors to match. The more I drank it the more I enjoyed it

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
popephred (268) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Pour produced a dark amber body, topped by an off-whitish yellow head of foam, with some staying power, also being thick and frothy. The aroma is big on hops, like fresh pine. I took some time breathing in the aroma, appreciating the freshness of the hops. This is a dry, bitter ale with a medium body, thin mouthfeel, average carbonation, and a long bitter finish. The appearance and aroma of this ale set me up for something dynamic, which set my expectations higher than necessary. This ale was alright, though its watery texture and lack of balance made this fall below my inflated expectations.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Grassy medium nice hazy cigar color. Cant miss the hop and I dont know if I like that. Overall its a neat beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2013
very strong hop profile considering the abv. the bitterness is a little piercing for my tastes, lending to a bit of imbalance. seriously not bad though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
grimreaperguru (263) - santee, California, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Pours a deep amber with a thick lasting head.Aroma is of malts and some citrus.Flavor is a roasty malt and grapefruit overtone.The finish is dry with a little hop bite that grows as you drink.Overall another fine Stone brew.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2003
Dark amber with a long lasting white head. A nice aroma of malt and hops. The flavor is hoppy. The malt and toasted malts balances this thing out. Im impressed a great beer that isnt an ultra big beer, just a good session beer. No make that a great session beer. Now if they would just ship a keg of this to Enumclaw Wa.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thehurt01 (262) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2007
A 12 oz bottle with no freshness date or made on date. The beer pours a dark copper color with a small light brown head. A smell of wicked strong hops and not much else. The taste is pretty good but lacking somthing. Good carbonation and a nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Ive seen six packs of this beer forever, but never until today saw a single bottle available for purchase. Wasnt sure what to expect, but its certainly not one of the better stone brews.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
steelhead3686 (258) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2011
This beer pours a clear amber with a large, frothy head. It has a rich hops aroma and the it has a heavy alcohol aroma as well. Its a bit more bitter than I was hoping and is very reminiscent of an IPA. It has a pretty light body. Its not bad but I wish I didnt have to buy a six-pack to try it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ewestern (257) - Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2008
Starts with a nice creme colored head atop a deep golden-amber beer. Slightly yeasty aroma that could have been stronger. Tasted flat with some hops, had a watery feel to it and a bitter finish.


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