BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2003
UPDATED: APR 8, 2003 I've revisited and rerated this brew. Originally, I wasn't that impressed with it...but that was in comparison to the Arrogant Bastard and the IPA as well as the Ruiniation. Probably not a fair comparison at all. This is actually a fine ale. I still think it is "Stone Light", but ONLY in comparison to other Stone Ales, which have forever corrupted me ;) A good brew, a definitely good brew as a thirst-quencher on a hot summer afternoon. Good, hoppy character. Definite notes of grapefruit. hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2007
A another solid beer from stone. Bottled, pours a hazy amber with thick head and lacing. Citrus and earth hop aroma, very malty body if a bit thin. medium finish. Not overpowering and quite drinkable. A good session beer for sure. jstonerock24 (142) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Aroma is of caramel malts and pine hops. Flavor is more of the same with a nice hop bitterness for low alcohol beer. Finishes with a sweet malty backbone. A lot of flavor packed into this beer for it being light. Indulgence (141) - Ajo, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2008
An amazing beer for only 4.4 per cent ABV, it has color, flavor and appearance, probably one of the best and most flavorful under 5% beers. Pours a dark red amber with a brooding head, lacing abounds, flavors are hops, and caramalized malts, palate is thinner than other Stones, but stronger than some of the other beers available. Great picnic beer. dbhenry (139) - El Paso, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Beautiful golden color with an average head. Medium bodied ale. It is overly hoppy. The dominant hops overpowers the malt taste and leaves a dry, bitter aftertaste. Otherwise, it is a very good ale.
MaroonOrange (137) - - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber color with light head. Sweet hoppy aroma. Taste is hoppy with wort, grass and pine. Finish is hops with citrus. iggynelix (136) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Tap sampler. Nicely discernable hop aroma. Beautiful amber on color with hint of reds. Very drinkable worth bitter hops to match the aroma. Leave s a lacey head in the glass. toby00777 (135) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
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. harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 18, 2009
Got 6-pack at ralphs. Pours dark amber medium beige head .Hints of citrus hops sweet caremel malts. Could be a weaker version of AB. Glad i tried it probably would not buy again.. SFLpunk (134) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 24, 2009
12oz brown glass pry-top bottle. Etched 07/07/09 around bottom.
Appearance: Rough pour turns up 1.5 fingers of tan creamy head that recedes at a moderate rate leaving substantial lacing. Slightly hazy amber color.
Nose: Big hop nose: citrus rules this beer and some fresh cut pine and green pine nettles.
Palate: Light- to medium-light-bodied. Turns somewhat watery quickly. Some light biscuit malt and some "flash-in-the-pan" citrus hop notes. Beer is light and quick, but packed with those oh-so-awesome Stone flavors.
Notes: A great sessionable beer. Best way I’ve heard it described is an "extreme session" beer. Light, but packed with good flavors and layers.