BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2003
Amber in color with virtually no head. Has a dry bitterness to it. Definitely drinkable. snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - AUG 20, 2003
Nice hoppy aroma, pours a surprisingly nice deep amber color. Nice American Amber, I never thought I'd say this, but a good balance from a Stone Ale. IMHO, a great session ale from a brewery that normally does more exotic fare. jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2003
1st Anniversary growler pour: Copper colored with a small tan head. Caramel and citrus aromas. Bready malt flavors dominate balanced hop bitterness. Medium body with lingering hop bitterness. unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 30, 2003
Tasted from a growler from the Stone brewery. Poured amber and clear with a medium off white head. Aroma is citrus hops with some light roasted malt. Taste is malty sweetness with not quite balancing hop bitterness. Could have used a little more hops in this one to balance the malt. Body is in the middle with a dry, medium finish. BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 12, 2004
Really hoppy, but lacked the alcohol sweetness of other Stones. This one just didn't grab me, but hey, it still ain't bad.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2004
This is a decent Amber Ale. Hoppy, citrus, and malty flavors. Finishes smooth, creamy, and clean. haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - APR 27, 2004
A decent Amber Ale. Copper pour with a thick off-white head. Citrusy aroma. Not too overpowering. Caramel, citrus, and some sweetness in the flavor. Well put together, even if I'm not the biggest fan of Amber Ales. Still not too bad from Stone. Bought this 12oz bottle from Beverages and More in San Diego. atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2004
Nice clear amber color with large off white head and active carbonation. It has a big malth aroma with sweet carmel and a roasted feel. The taste is quite malty early with a citrus hop taste that comes later and sticks around. Also present are roasted malts and a nice sweetness. Nicely ballanced with a lasting hop bitterness. Thanks to mardermax for this. egajdzis (6776) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2004
UPDATED: APR 11, 2005 Brilliant red and amber color with a small off white head and some lacing on the glass. Nicely hopped aroma with soft, sweet malts in the background. Roasted coffee, caramel malts, touch of hops in the taste. Average mouthfeel. AcctError14093 (195) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Pours a mahogany/red color with a tawny head. Medium co2 with a sticky lace. Aroma is of malt and caramel with a grassy hop presence. Tastes lightly sweet at the start and middle with a dominant hop finish that is downright numbing. Palate is medium bodied with light effervescence.
IMHO: an OD on the hops.