PackPride (112) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of caramel, hay. Pours a nice amber color with small particles floating in it. Tastes of caramel, malt, and small hints hay. Overall a very good beer.
ryrpat (111) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber color and light hop aroma. A ton of flavor for such little alcohol content. Would certainly drink this anytime
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jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber color with thin white head that dissipates quite quickly. Aroma is citrusy and piney, a touch of malt. Flavor is of caramel and malt, but well balanced by the hops. Aftertaste is quite malty as well, which lingers a bit. The bottle says 4.4% ABV but it feels stronger than that. Overall, a very quaffable brew. Another good one, if not over the top, from Stone.
Kiapepito (110) - Port Angeles, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
has a very thick tan head, and can defintely taste the hoppiness in it. pretty good over all. thank you to irishboy for this one!
LKT1983 (110) - Benton, Kentucky, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Low abv, though it doesn’t taste like it; still a little hoppy for my taste, but a solid brew.
chalicemaster (109) - Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a "lighter" ale that does very little in the way of flavor, and much like other Stone pale ales, is just a lot of hop bitterness. I’m okay with that, because I enjoy that style, but it feels like a missed opportunity to do something a bit different here.
sja14 (108) - Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy reddish brown with a fading white head. Unique flavor with a dry woody and caramelly malt flavor. I want to say it has a rye flavor but not too sure. Reminded me of two brothers cane and ebel. Not bad.
livelaughlovep (108) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drinks light, very fresh citrus hops with a nutty finish. Mellow, easy drinker.
Sampled at Rozi’s Wine & Liquor, Stone Tasting Event, Lakewood, OH.
Threepwood (107) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red to brow with a great big hoppy nose with lots of pine and citrus with some sweet caramel malty flavours underneath. Slightly sweet hop forward and mouth filling. I loved this beer and would buy it regularly if it were available here in Oz.
TH28 (107) - - JUL 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance is clear deep amber with creamy off white foam cap. Aroma is hop forward, more pine and herbal. Taste is roasted, toasty malt and gives way to a clean hop bite. The malt character is especially light, lacking the deeper body and viscosity more common with the style. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is a well balance bitterness that leaves a dry feeling on the tongue. An easy drinking, sessionable amber with great aroma, but seems to be lacking richness in malt character