mu11igan (133) - Davis, California, USA - DEC 11, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2010 12oz bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a light tan head. Aroma is hoppy and citrusy as is the flavor. I’m not picking up much in the way of caramel malts. Very hoppy and bitter, through and through. A very good ale, just not my favorite Amber (it seems more like a hefty pale ale, except for the dark body). Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 23, 2002
You have to like hops for the sake of hops to appreciate this one. Great floral hop aroma that just smacks of a tongue-shock. The color is a perfect deep brown like that of Dutch Chocolate. The flavor and palate are extrememly low on the malt end, which is due to the lower alcohol content, so this is not necessarily a beer for the heavy ale fans. Comes off dry and a bit acidic. Bitter, Bitter, Bitter! Overall, given what it is supposed to be, not a bad brew at all! snowden719 (130) - Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2006 Dark orange/amber color. Medium white head, nice lacing. Very pleasant hoppy aroma, medium bodied flavor with hints of caramel. Medium to high bitterness, with a nice hoppy finish. Bukowski9 (129) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2009
Bottle pour.Aroma was citrusy and hops.Amber color with a decent head.Flavor was hops and a citrus finish.OK beer doubt I’ll try it again. IEBAILI (128) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Amber brown color, medium tan head that falls quickly but leaves some lacing. Aroma is of light citrus hops with sweet, almost roasted malt background. Taste is dry for an amber, moderate hop bitterness. The flavor is a little deeper than others I’ve had in this style, almost with lighter versions of porter flavors. The texture is a little thin and the finish is a bit rough. Not my favorite Stone, but a decent choice for a session beer.
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Pours nice cooper-orange (amber) color but with thin white head that dwindles to nearly nothing. Aroma is weak with no distinct tones, mild sweet, very light hop. Taste is fair medium hops but again with no other distinct flavors. The light-body leaves the palate with a short hops burst, but as would be expected from something that has had little nose, no distint flavors and light body there’s not much else. It’s drinkable but I guess I was expecting more. No complexity at all. a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 22, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2007 One of the more surprising beers I had found recently. Found at a grocery store in Scottsdale while visiting and loved this.
Poured a nice dark amber color and a great hoppy taste for an amber beer. What a surprise, it left me floating. jnelson_22 (124) - Heerlen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2010
Pours a nice clear, amber/red with good, light tan head and good carbonation, sticky head that fades slowly and leaves nice lacing. Nose is beautiful (though not to deep) piney, grassy hops, complimented by sweet, fruity malt and candy sugar. A bit thin in the mouth (seems watered down) but with a decent hop attack that really comes through on the swallow and a decent, biscuity malt character and a touch of caramel. Decently balanced and very easy-drinking, but the taste is a disappointment (dull) after that nose. PolishHammer (124) - Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Maybe my least favorite Stone... Still a nice beer. Aroma is barely there, but subtle malt is present. Aroma is nuetral and set... Some malt and nuttiness. Hoppy character is subtle. TourDeBeer (123) - your mummas pants, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2013
Amber/caramel in colour. Aroma’s of toffee and caramel. High sweetness and a dry hop bitterness in taste.