Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. A nice tasting easy drinking brew. The IPA’s and imperials rock, but you wouldn’t want to slam pitchers of them. This is a nice brew that is complex enough to impress beer geeks, but simple enough not to scare way all the "Amstel Light" Kids....
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle via trade with Duane! - Thanks Duane! - Pours amber with a fair sized offwhite head. Aromas of bready malts and some orange as well as some grassy notes and toffee. Flavor is quite sweet surprisingly. Lots of caramel, and toffee notes, but also some orange, and a bit of citrus on the finish. Surprising for a Stone brew to not be more hop dominant. Palate is crisp and clean and this one is a great session brew though. Nicely done.
OldMrCrow (2215) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle.
Pours a moderate amber; the aroma is pine and cracker malt. The flavor is a nice big dry hop blast (by APA standards, anyway). This is an aggressive APA in the SNPA vein, amply carbonated, enjoyable to drink, suffering slightly on the finish as some graininess emerges. Very nice nevertheless.
piscator34 (2186) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in colour with medium carbonation. Very bready aroma, with some secondary notes of toffee, manderin oranges, and a bit of pepper. Medium bodied, with flavors of caramel malts, cookie dough, mild green hops, and a bit more toffee. Medium bitterness. Much less hop dominant than I had expected. It seems more like an amber ale than a pale ale to me. Good stuff.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown – medium white head- malt, hazelnut, brown sugar nose - bitter hops, malt, pine hops, fresh but lingering taste- medium body- aftertaste malty with a little hops
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - JUL 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice citrus, sweet aroma. Poured amber. Body is a little creamy. Flavor has nice balance of citrus and falts. A damn good APA.
Pailhead (6035) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Courtesy of Duane via trade. Aroma is malty with cookie and caramel with light grapefruit hoppiness. Pours a bright transparent amber with a nice white head with decent retention. Great lacing. Very malty with lots of cookie dough, caramel, and light fruitiness up front with a light floral hoppy finish.
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at brewery. tasted like a milder version of all their other beers. how about some imagination stone? still, i applaud them for everything they’ve done for beer. i like this as a session beer, and perhaps within styles this is my favorite stone brew.
Zeswaft (1505) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A fairly boring APA as far as i’m concerned. Seems like a really watered down arrogant bastard.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
OK, I know Duane just said the same thing, but I also just had a Dales Pale Ale last night, and this has nothing on it. This APA doesnt have much body, the taste dies very quickly... its just kind of blah. nothing really sticks out. there are other APAs out there that are much more worthy of your time. on a more positive note it was at least nice to look at. nice amber color, nice off-white head, and a little bit of lacing on the side of the glass. the rest of the beer just didnt match up though