Served from the bottle, the aroma is papaya, watermelon candy, bread and a little caramel malts. Appearance is as advertised, it’s brown alright, but has brilliant clarity as most Stone brews do. Dense off white head with excellent lacing going down the glass. Taste is surprising given the color, with tropical fruit and oranges dominating the flavor. There is some of the watermelon candy flavor in there that is commonly found with El Dorado hops. Slight bit of caramel and bready malt notes. Nice dry finish. Medium body with decent carbonation. Overall an interesting brew with a deceiving color. ABV is well hidden and hops are showcased nicely.
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