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RATINGS: 1694   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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This deep amber ale has rich & roasty malt flavors, a big hoppy character, citrus overtones (courtesy of the hops and our special brewers yeast) and modest alcohol.

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WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2009
A good brew, but kind of sub-par for a Stone beer. THere just isn’t much going on with this one. Nice hoppiness, but little noticeable flavors otherwise. Pours a nice, but unremarkable dark copper. A few sweeter, malty notes come out in the nose, but it’s a tad thin. A bit disappointing, really.

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SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAY 26, 2009
12oz bottle, that tells me to "enjoy by 7/16/09." Red-brown color with a medium sized off-white head that leaves some lasting foam. The aroma is mostyly malt in a toasty, nutty fashion. Digging deeper, there is a whiff of pine and flowers. I really didn’t get much out of the aroma overall, and was expecting a little more hop expression. With the best by date still a couple months away... well, I guess you never know how the bottle was handled before you got it. The flavor exhibits a light malt sweetness of darker bread crust, caramel, and finishes dry a bitter. Light in body with ample carbonation. The hops dominate the flavor profile with a somewhat coarse bitterness that doesn’t have much malt or even hop flavor (aroma) to balance. Still, very drinkable and not something that I would refuse if offered. I can’t help but compare it to hop head red and calico though, and both of those soundly rout it.

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italarican (1606) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2009
This poured a beautiful mahogany wood color with a thin head. A little hoppy, a little bitter, and a little watery. Overall, a little good, if that makes sense.

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Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2009
Sample at Rozi’s Wine House Stone Brewing Co. Event. Medium honey/ruddy amber color with a very light tan head. The aroma and flavor is straight grapefruit and the only notable part about this beer. Refreshing for a hot summer day due to this citrusy character.

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21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2002
Didn't see this one coming from stone. It is not up to their usual high standards. and there's hardly any alcohol in it. Weak

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DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2002
A decent stone beer. brown in color, nice and bitter for an amber. Not a spectacular stone product but really good.

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Nuffield (4195) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2003
Incredible big aroma of pink grapefruit. Deep amber color, some head. Less enticing flavor, the bitterness being too pronounced for my taste and the overall impression being too unidimensional. Long bitter finish.

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ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 21, 2003
I enjoyed this beer but I don't think it measures up to the rest of the Stone brews. Amber color with a medium white head. Mild hop and malt flavor and dry finish. A pretty good session brew, but not great.

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zen (41) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Slight diversion for Stone. Pours nice decent head, scattered lace all the way down. Smells of caramel, pine and grain. Taste is of malt and laced with citrus. Light bodied with a nice pinch of hops at the finish. The hop profile appears a bit different with this Stone outing. A fresh beginning from Stone tailspins towards the end. All the right stuff and absolutely no direction or cohesiveness. Finishes dry, but left me yearning

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3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2013 Nice red hue with a generous head. Thick, hoppy texture, which I would consider an APA certainly. Fresh and pleasant malty body... robust, a little plum, medium hoppiness, sweet nose, very good stuff that I can drink all night.


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