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 (3458) - 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.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium amber color, with an off white head. Very hoppy and malty preasance. If it comes down to a Stone Pale, and a Sierra Nevada........Stone all the way.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color with a nice size head. Excellent balanced hop - malt aroma. Big initial hop flavor followed by a nice smooth malt flavor. This beer is toned down for a Stone beer, but very good nonetheless. Medium body.
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good everyday beer. "Pale" in this case is certainly not synonymous with a lack of flavor (go ahead and try to find a Stone beer that doesn’t have flavor...I dare you). I avoided this beer for such a long time because I related "pale ale" to "clear beer". This beer sets new standards for pales.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep orange in color with a nice fluffy white head. Malty caramel and hoppy aroma. Hoppy and malty flavor. Citrusy notes. Well balanced beer. Medium bodied. Clean mouthfeel. Easily drinkable. Finish is bitter. Crisp and refreshing. Nice.
hayduke (4930) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 6, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark gold to amber with a nice white head. Great carmel nose with clean hoppyness. Good on the mouth and easy to drink. This is so simple it is wonderful. The best American Pale Ale on the market in my opinion.