BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber pour...smallish white head. Bigger than expected hoppy nose...big Cascade. Chewy...didnít expect that. Nice malt balance with this one...yet hoppier than any pale ale this side of India. Iíd avoided this one in lieu of Stoneís other offerings...shame on me...this one is very good.
sbaz040 (39) - phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A tasteless version of Stone IPA............
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great example of this style.
Amber malt aroma. Slight hop aroma.
22 oz bottle and 12oz/6 bottles
TheBadge (11) - Corona, California, USA - JUN 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce long neck Great amber opal like firey color. Great floral wee fruit and malty malts great hops and more hops. Very Good Pale
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2006
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
How do these guys do it ? They cornered the market on the worlds best brewery. Genius, pure genius. This brew pours amber honey w/ a shallow, creamy froth. Aroma is malty. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers. Flavors are bright and mellow with a malty fruit character. The finish has a perfect bittering yet wet. Overall: I like it alot. Nice finish, refined, well ballanced. Itís perfect.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a small off-white head. Light fruity, malty, floral hop aroma and taste. Medium body with a dry finish.
joergen (24032) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2008 Bottle.
Clear orange coloured with a medium sized offwhite head.
Fruity aroma of hops, pine needles and grape fruits.
Fruity flavour of caramel, hops and pine needles with notes of grape fruits and grass.
sunevdj (3519) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber. Rather mild. SOme sweet maltiness dominated by a nice, fruity hoppiness. Also some metals. thin bodied. Dry finish.
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 65 cl) Clear, amber golden with a small, off-white head. Lightly citrusy hop aroma with some caramel. Rather light-bodied with some accents of caramel atop a strong malt base. Very discreet bitterness. Pleasant. 020606
bindpmc (88) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iíve always thought of APAs as the Ale equivalent to amber lagers: just middle-of-the-road, non-inventive, stylistically inflexible beers. If youíve had one APA, youíve had them all. The orange-y start, the generic hops tone, the entirely indistinguishable malt finish. Just about the most neutral, safe pale ale one can seek. This one delivers in all categories. Fully undistinctive, pleasant but not memorable, and leaving not a single quality in the afterglow worth mentioning. Not a bad beer by any account. Instead, this is just a decent beer, and the thought of wasting any time describing the nose (none worthy of mention), the lacing (none), the downtake (same as any other of this kind), the aftertaste (same again)...you get the idea. Ballastís Yellowtail is about as popular on tap around here as this, and that one is a mystery to me. Maybe the guys at Stone should step up to the plate and make this one a little more distinctive and a little less generic. The local brewers around here hang their collective hats on their IPAs, as they should, since each SD brewer brings a personal touch to the IPAs they offer. This...this is just Stone Pale Ale, and I can walk around the corner right now and see a homeless dude drinking it outside the corner store. Seriously. Once again, a good beer. Once again, no better than any of the other starter "good beers", like Fat Tire or Yuengling Lager, or any other world of other middling slighty hoppy ales.