marvinpontiac (117) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JUN 27, 2006
Nice roasted malt flavor and heavily hoppy on the aroma. Thick and creamy tan head. Very atypical for an amber and certainly not their best brew but very nicely done by Stone. Dastrn (115) - Warsaw, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2009
clear, dark brown like cherry chocolate with a 2 finger foamy head.
nose is well balanced with malt+hops, and a little bit of sugar.
taste is much more hoppy than the nose, and rather mild and bitter.
all around a little too hoppy, with not enough malt to balance it out. I can handle the IBUs, but there needs to be a little more malt base to build on. War4soccer (115) - , Nevada, USA - MAR 15, 2009
tasting at lake las vegas!!kinda underrated!! a nice beer to enjoy!!nice reddish color..solid flavour throughout!! Aggy360 (115) - Anchorage/ Vista,CA, Alaska, USA - APR 29, 2009
Great easy drinker. Great hoppy aroma and taste. Just what you would expect from Stone even with the lower ABV. Hoppy Citrusy and a good light to medium body. A well balanced Stone session beer. RPillsbury (115) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2009
Draught at the White Horse’s American Beer Festival 2009. Pine and orange dominate in both the aroma and flavour. There is some grassiness to it as well plus and nice bitterness throughout. A good beer.
4theluvofbeer (115) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
Amber pour with a medium head. Aroma is light...citrus fruits and pin. Flavor is not vey complex....citrus fruits with a bitter finish. bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2003
Very nice tone-downed Stone Beer. I am a big Stone fan and this is a nice change from some of their over-the-top offerings (which I am very fond of). Nice amber/brown color with a small off-white head. Hoppy aroma with a hint of caramel. Hop flavor balances some of the sweetness that some ambers have. Good slightly bitter dry finish. Very enjoyable. mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Nice full flavored tasty Ale. Not a bitter or abrupt Ale, but not creamy either. Stone makes a great selection of beers. peterschreurs (113) - Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2014
12 oz. bottle poured. Deep copper color with a small off white head. Aroma is hops, pine, hint of citrus and hint of caramel/malt. Taste is hoppy, hint of citrus and caramel with a nice ending bitterness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone JCastner (112) - New York, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Crystal amber with faint off white head. Aroma of cascades, some diacetyl, faint sweet malt. Taste is intensely bitter at the front with a bitter finish. Ok. Muted/session version of other offers.