Dogbrick (14326) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Thanks to Homerwantsbeer for sharing a bottle. This beer pours a deep amber color with a medium foamy off-white head that recedes rather quickly. Small patches of lacing. Piney hops along with caramel and malt in the nose. Medium-bodied with hops, toasted malt and grapefruit flavors. The finish is balanced between citrusy hops and sweet malt, leaving a roasted malt aftertaste. Interesting take on an Amber Ale, leave it to Stone to put a spin on it like this. Overall it’s not necessarily something I would try again but it’s a decent session beer. beachbum25 (1092) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2007
12 oz bottle-Trade w/snojerk321. deep, clear amber color w/a slight head. Strong piney aroma, smells like a Christmas tree! Strong pine hop floavor, tastes like drinking a Christmas tree! Certainly different. I don’t think I could drink this all the time but it’s a nice change of pace. Long, piney finish. Thanks Torry! BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 27, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2010 Nice for such a low ABV beer. Aromas of flowers, pine, malt and honey. Pours with a very small head that goes. Initial flavor is of honey and sweetened tea, followed by malt and pine. Does taste a bit watered down. Medium but watery textured body with soft carbonation. Very nice for something that can legally (in TX) be called a beer. 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. Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2009
Mild floral hop aroma, with a touch of biscuit malts behind it. Pours a clear reddish-amber, with a cap of light tan head. Flavor is a hint of hops, and balanced biscuit/caramel malts, light body, lingering finish. Nice sessionable beer.
cgarvieuk (26387) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2010 Bottle at home from BoE ... Copper off white head ... spicy hoppy nose ... big sweet pine and grapefruit hop ...very juicy ... nicely rounded and nice to see a good mid 4% ale from the US.LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2009
CASK at BSF GBBF 2010 ... SIMCO version ... copper brown ... cheesy dull soft hop nose ... light bitter hop ... ... little woody ... fruity hop ... dry bitter hop linger 3.5
Bottle- Pours a dark amber color with a small off white head. Great aromas of hop and pine and some citrus. Very little malt aromas detected.. Flavor is of hops..but not much else. Very little malt backing which makes the body seem rather thin. But the finish is very crisp and clean. This could be a decent session brew when you want alot of hop flavor. PilsnerPeter (3049) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 13, 2009
Bottle: Rusty copper brown color with a thin light tan head. Smells like a Stone beer! Piny, grapefruit-like hops, spicy, with a light toasted dark bread sweetness. Light fluffy body. Malty flavor- lightly toasted and fairly dry with a light husky and seedy character. Fresh, but the hop presence in the flavor seems restrained (especially considering the aroma) Cascade citrus notes are there under the malt. I would prefer more bittering hops, but it’s solid, nonetheless. Maverick34 (3393) - New York, USA - APR 18, 2009
I thought this was a brown ale. Oh well. Draft at waterfront. Dark. Pleasant, not as hoppy as promised Slipstream (2720) - USA - APR 21, 2009
Tangy hop and yeast aroma. Brown, not really amber, pour with a bigger than expected head. Light to medium body and fully hopped. Levitation tastes like a good American pale ale with a noticeable yeast presence and a touch of coffee, but not heavy on the malt.