Hanan (86) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Awesomeness. Great great balance of hoppy and a little citrus. Goes down so easy. Superb session beer. Bring it!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone JMCtime (83) - Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Like most Stone brews that I’ve tried this has a strong, overpowering bitterness. It is barely discernible as an amber and has none of the the well rounded or creamy notes I expect from a good amber. It has a touch of citrus but mostly bitter. Not good at all. matmatmat (82) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Bottle. Deep rich red-brown color with a whitish head. Aroma is full on fruit, papaya and grapefruit. Hints of freshly cut grass as well. Taste slightly sweet and floral which nicely balances the bitterness. Silky and luxurious on the palate, although rather flat. whicheck (82) - California, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Nice pine aroma. Medium hop with a light sweetness on the taste. Very balanced ale. Taste like a stone. slipy120 (81) - Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Not a bad beer. When you first smell this you will think, wow that smells like an IPA. The aroma is identical of that of a well balanced IPA. Then you taste it. Yes the hoppines is there but it is oddly very sweet. It is almost like a combination of a Saison and an IPA. Pretty good stuff overall.
tzakiel (81) - Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Right. A very good hoppy ale. Noticeable hops, especially on the aftertaste. Not bitter. jobrewmeister (81) - - MAR 16, 2012
Dark red colored body with a small khaki colored head. Smell is sweet caramel malts and a lot of citrus and pine hops. Taste is also sweet caramel and toffee upfront from the malts. A nice and strong hoppy finish. bs476 (81) - - AUG 27, 2012
Color is amazing. A deep rich amber tone that belies the light ale. Although alcohol is subdued it is *not* a watery beer. Notes of grass and coffee are most obvious. Bitterness is subdued and I think this is a huge plus. Great beer. CaptainBoosh (80) - - DEC 22, 2012
Pours clear amber-red from bottle with a white thick head. Aroma is mild hoppy with light citrus. Tastes slightly hoppy and floral notes, with a little citrus peel bitterness at the end. Light mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nothing special, but a good pairing with bar food as its lighter and crisper, but still with good flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone dnlsartin (80) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Despite its somewhat watery consistency, it displays a very balanced character of simple ingredients. The slightly hoppier than usual finish makes it a little more interesting than the average amber ale. A great session beer.