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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Brewed with Stone for the Celebrators 25th Anniversary

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Sampled at Drake’s Barrel House on 2/2/2013. This blond pale ale pours a cloudy orange gold color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, apricot and orange, piney and citrusy. A medium bodied golden ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are piney and citrusy and a touch floral. Good carbonation. Nice balance. A very nice, hoppy session ale, with lots of flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
birdmachine (226) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - APR 19, 2013
On tap at Original Gravity in San Jose, poured into a tulip. Pours a cloudy light blonde color that appears to be unfiltered. Big fluffy off-white head. Aromas are not very powerful, but subtle hints of lemon, some zest, grain, straw and slightly floral. Taste is mostly dominated by the grain flavor with some lemon sherbert kind of sweetness. Really soft palate and a little creamier than most pales I’ve tried. Low hop bitterness. The beer leaves nice lacing behind. I enjoy pales with the soft carbonation and soft palate (think Tired Hands or Hill Farmstead), but it is lacking in "bite" with a definite flavor other than grain. Nice beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (5850) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 13, 2013
On tap at Drakes. It pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is lemony, tangerine, lime and wheat. Very light body with dry citrus zest, a little bread and mango.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
On tap. Pours a cloudy light gold with a foamy white head. It has a light hop aroma with grass and a smaller floral note, along with some pale malt. It has bitter hops up front with a more balanced but hop-forward middle and finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (6970) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Tap. Pours hazy golden with a medium white head and decent lacing. Aroma is caramel and pine. Flavor is the same, some zesty orange peel. Lightly bitter, minimal sweetness Light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
On tap. Hazy golden with a fluffy white head. Nice zesty citrus hops and light pine aroma. Lemon zest, orange, and light pine taste with a lightly bitter earthy finish. Medium bodied bright palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9231) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 25, 2013
On tap at Drakes Barrel House. Pours murky blonde with a thin white head and a toffee aroma. There is an earthy citrus pale malt flavor. A bit watery, but still pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Hazy straw pour with a white head. Nice citrus hop aromas, some pine, and a general fruitiness. Hints of lemon peel, some bread sweetness, a bit of biscuit, cracker, and mild grass. There’s a somewhat dry malt profile to this with some biscuit and cracker notes. Good citrus, particularly grapefruit and lemon. Mild pine, some grass, and a light bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1241) - Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Draft at drakes. Bright slightly hazed lemon straw with thin tight white head. Lemon forward, zest, touch of pine sol, pale malt undertones. Lemon forward hops, touch soapy, pine oil, bit of white pepper and light pale cracker malt. Bit one dimensional, but drinks easy and plenty of flavor. Nice sessionable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (13426) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2013
On tap at Drakes poured a hazy gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of straw, earthiness and lemon zest. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, lemon zesty and light earthiness with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering lemon zest finish.

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