MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Viscosity and girth transmitted even to the nose hairs, the sweet honey caramalt portrays the wealth of a plentiful kingdom...Fat, resinous oranges dressed in gorgeous almond skins, sipping on a Peach Schnapps'...If King Kong wanted a pale ale, I'd give him this one...
j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stone 7th anniversary. Bottle at the “Drink for Charity” event at Rattle & Hum thanks to Mike who brought a vertical from 2nd to 12th. Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. No hops left. Old prune and plum aromas, and old malt. A little better than the 2nd through the 5th, but still I’d imagine nothing like the beer it once was.
BMan1113VR (7911) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours with a small, off-white head covering a hazy amber body. aroma of hops, fruits, sweet berries and caramel. Taste is caramel, hops, some coconut, and a touch of diacetyl butteriness. Mouthfeel is heavy and thick.
slowrunner77 (7863) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"a little past it’s prime, given the past high scores. sampled at Stone 1/09...over 5 years old. Still pretty good, but i’ve had many better pales. everything mellowed just a bit too much."
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 17, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Rich amber color with little head. Caramel flavors. Big hop flavors with a good malt presence. Warming presence from the alcohol. Lingering taste of grapefruit. A tad too much malt for the hops, but its a good beer and would be better in coolor weather.
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mmmm, Mmmm Good. This is one tasty beer. 22 oz bottle from Fine Wines & Cigars - Redmond, WA. Pours out light copper in color. The aroma is a bit on the mild side with citrus-fruity hops with a certain touch of spice. The taste is a nice mix of hop flavor, malt, hop bitterness and hint of some sort of un-knowable spice. Very nice, making this a refreshing and drinkable ale.
Ughsmash (7426) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Poured slightly hazy medium orange with a dusting of eggshell head. The aroma picked up deeper grapefruit meat and semi-sweet caramel surrounded by floral and piney notes.. still bright and engaging. The flavor found grainy, toasted caramel and grapefruit meat at the core with earthy and citrus bitterness surrounding.. the finish left some grainy grapefruit sugars and just a splash of warmth. Medium-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. broken down a little bit, leaving a grainy impression on the finish.. decent flow.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At first I was a little skeptical. How can a double pale ale be any different than their Ruination IPA? I was wrong...Pours a bright clear orange copper with a thick lacing off-white head. Aroma is mostly hops with a touch of crystal malt. It starts sweet with some caramel and toffee and turns into a hop factory full of resin, bitterness and floral aspects. Finishes tremendously dry, crisp, bitter and refreshing. No hints of alcohol in the taste. A good, very drinkable and distinct beer and a happy 7th anniversary to a great brewery!
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium amber. Aroma is moderately hoppy (flowers, grapefruit, resin), moderately malty (caramel, cookie), with notes of apricot and peach. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Pleasant enough, but becomes a bit sticky and fatiguing as you work your way through the bottle. Aroma is nice but nothing special.
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick white head, copper-amber. Malt, creamy -sweet aroma. Composed in typical for stone style. Big hoppy front, clean middle, some sugar. Pleasant, very refreshing ale.