nmoskop (79) - Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a perfect example of an american pale ale in my opinion. Better than Sierra Nevada with a particular taste that I can recognize as Stone. Some wrote that this was an overly malty brew but to me the hops are clearly there, in the aroma and taste. This is the kind of beer I can drink on any occasion....like right now.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - OCT 25, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber/orange beer with a creamy light tan head. Sweet caramelly aroma with milk chocolate and fruit tones. Very nice balanced and very delicious. Flavor starts sweet caramelly and ends with a bitter hoppyness. Notes of raisins and chocolate. Soft and tasty and another excellent beer from a world class brewery!
SDalkoholic (2318) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper body with a minimum amount of head. Not a stong aroma or flavor like all the other Stone’s. Has a nice thick texture but does lack some flavor. The hops are mild and the malt is too giving room for the honey and flower sweetness i sense. Had this numerous times on tap and 6 packs but now i finally bought a pint and got around to critiquing it.
BJM8 (17) - USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean, crisp, clear. A good session beer worth buying over and over again. Stone knows how to make good beers. This one is not great...just good again and again!
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. This is a very, very malty beer. So many malts that the best one word to describe this is earthy. There is a nice bitter there that borders on too much. I love Stone, but this one just didn’t do it for me. Too musty.
ricardowess (25) - Sedona, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2004 Clear amber color - small head. Not as hoppy as I had expected- partially covered by light caramel malts. Sweet mouthfeel and no aftertaste- easy to drink.
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light amber color and makes a medium white head. Smell has a slightly roasted malt characteristic, but not too exciting. Flavor is interesting.. it opens up spicy and sweet, roasted, nutty and has a nice bitter hop finish. Mouthfeel is a solid medium, has a slightly sticky syrup aspect that sticks to the mouth and throat as it goes down. I like it, its a good session beer.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber/copper color with good head and lacing. Very malty/bread-like nose. Malty flavor with a nice hop bite. Very clean finish. This beer is very well balanced, not over-the-top like some of Stone’s other beers I have tried. I guess that’s the point.
Ungstrup (33788) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazy amber beer with an OK head. The aroma is hoppy sweet and the flavor is dry malty with notes of aroma hops and caramel.
Kevin (2191) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. pours golden brown with a creamy off white head. hops are present in the aroma along with a bit of sweetness. caramel malt body that is a nice balance to the hop flavor in this. finish is husky and bitter. a nice strong pale ale