GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Clear copper color with bubbly white head. Pleasant floral hop aroma and flavor perfectly balanced with biscuity, caramel malt. Solid pale ale, very good.
IrishBoy (3908) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a decent goldish-tan head and a hoppy citrus aroma. Flavor had some malts and a mild hoopy taste with citrus notes.
isamublue (21) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - MAY 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In my humble opinion this is exelent beer. Will dirnk any time. I found tis to be better than Stone’s own IPA.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAY 1, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
nice dark copper pour with a tan mushroom head. nose of citrus flowery hops and flax. flavor pushes large sticky hops with a nice malt backbone to drive it. a very good pale ale.
loseratheart (110) - USA - MAY 1, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Full of hops, but not overbearing. Sticks to what stone does best. Enjoyable over the long run. NOt that dark, head settles quickly, awesome stone. Very drinkable.
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Beautiful deep golden body with a very small white head. Aroma was hoppy with some earth tones. Flavor was very nice and surprisingly (for Stone) subtle. It was relatively light in flavor with hop notes, but nothing overpowering. A very nice clean, drinkable pale ale.
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice white head that eventually just leaves a film. As expected, good aroma of pine, citrus, and resin. Quite a bit less than the Ruination. Overall, this is a good IPA, but not as good an IPA as Ruination is a DIPA.
Tyler*Durden (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great pale ale! An amber colour with hues of orange, it has a small head but bit flavour. Sweet hoppy and floral aroma with a great citrusy flavour. Another very good offering by Stone Brewing...try their IPA!
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - APR 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper/light brown. Small, tan head setles quickly. Very balanced brew with resinous hops and slightly toasted malt. Medium, balanced palate. Very drinkable. Simple, good beer.
SpringsLicker (3211) - Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to awaisanen for this one!
The pour produces a large, creamy off white head that slowly slips below to a deep orange body.
Light flowery citrus hop aroma.
Some light malts that are supported by some mild (by Stone standards) hopping.
Very drinkable as an everyday beer, but the least exciting of the Stone offerings that I’ve had. Glad to finally get to try this one just the same.