ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2004 Well well. My palate just dosent agree with the norm when it comes to stone. Easily my favorite beer of theirs. Awesome aroma of juicy, sweet/bitter hops. Light pine, big caramel malt. Aroma stays til the end of the bottle. Very hazy, golden with light burnt red tones. Small yellow head. Incredibly lush, creamy mouthfeel. Juicy hops meets big sugary sweet malt. The malt probably wins for dominance but in the end, a near perfect balance is achieved. The hops flavor does not bore me, the malt does not cloy and the alcohol is not overpowering. Great quality in moderation. Yes.
thedm (5794) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fort Wayne event. The fourth brew of the day. This brew poured a small head of finely sized mostly lasting light brown colored bubbles that left behind a hazy light brown colored semi-hazy body. The aroma was a medium strength hoppy one and its mouthfeel was tingly from the hops. The flavor was also all hops and some spice.
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper in color, with a decent lacing - sweet citrus aroma - malts and hops in wonderful abundance - big time grapefruit and other citrus flavors (I swear I can see pulp in this beer) - highly sweet at first, but the hops swell up out of the maltiness to dominate the toasty finish - great stuff.
jgb9348 (5723) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper colour with a thin white head. Strong hoppy aroma with a bit of alcohol and some pears. Medium to Heavy-bodied; Sweet taste with a mild fruit flavour and some complex spiceyness noticeable. Overall, decent but really not the best APA i've had. I had this bottle at the Winter Party at Oakes' place in Toronto, Canada on 05-December-2003. Many thanks go out to KimChee for bringing this one to the party as it turned out to be one of the best from the show!
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has an interesting mix of that old-ale aroma with hops, but okay. Taste has some bite throughout, but not too much. Definitely mellowing (or so I’m told) but still pleasant enough for me.
JPDIPSO (5668) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light copper color with a smaller off white head. Earthy toasted malt along with very aromatic hops for the age. Full and smooth feel. Lots of sweet malt and balance by sharp citric hops balance. Lingers long with lots of malt again. A typical brew from Stone. Lots of malt, lots of hops, lots of good drinkin.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy golden brown with no head. Grainy cereal and citrus aroma. Good tangy citrus taste with an alcoholic warmth to the finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Shared By EDA, thank you Mike. Pours a honey orange body with a thin white head. Oxidation, tobacco, paper and moth. Plumy with a hint of fruit esters.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 21, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pellucid ruby with hints of golden orange on the sides. Beautiful color with large puffy head. A pungent floral hop aroma, not that musky hop that you sometimes get. A fragrant citrusy, piney aroma, yummy. Initially bitter but mellows into a dry sweet tribute to hops. Dry and bitter with an aftertaste than calls for more. A fabulous APA, one of the best, very fresh and yummy, this reminds me of how hoppy SNPA was when it first came out but a more modern take on the style. Give it to stone for this one and props to dmwhal for this fine specimine
JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden amber color. Caramel, sweet malt, bitter hops, and hints of fruit and citrus. It’s alright.