beerguy101 (5282) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color, medium head. Medium bodied ale. Very hoppy, medium bitterness. Nice balance of malt and hops, taste is slightly spicy. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Etched beer bottle.
ARMed (601) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma was very orange citrus. I did not like to overall aroma. Excellent head and lacing characteristics. Very nice taste with a full-bodied flavor. Very nice amber color as well. Not a dramatic beer but a very nice Pale Ale.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer looks and pours incredible. Very nice hops for a pale and a surpring malt backbone - giving this beer a sweet flavor. It is also a tad bubbly for my taste - the only thing holding it back from higher rating.
Braudog (5742) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2007 Nice dark red-amber color ... musty, malty aroma. Big solid head of bubbly foam. Bit of a watery texture, but a nice smoky bitterness, hop flavor with an almost buttery twist. Maybe a bit doughy. Nice solid pale ale.
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I remember thinking this was a very good beer, but never wrote down actual ratings. So this is just from memory.
uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 27, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Couldn’t get much aroma off this beer (yeah i swirled it around). What i did get was, surprise, hop bitterness and fruityness. Copper in color with creamy off white head. Dry, hoppy bitterness with undertones of mellon, perhaps, slightly there. Hops obviously dominates but there is enough malt to make in interesting. Leaves a nice lace around the glass. Great beer. Stone rocks!
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 23, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Top notch pale. Big hop bite balanced nicely by just enough malt. Stone is just top notch.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth malty taste at first yielding a strong hoppy finish that makes it quite an enjoyable beer. Another winner from Stone.
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is probably one of the more interesting pale ales I’ve ever met. There’s a glowing orange warmth to the color and a sweet, lightly citrus tinge to the nose. It starts out kind of sweet and lemony, then grabs you with a pretty large hop finish. Even for the big taste, this is still a very refreshing beer. This is what everyday beers should be like. I think I’ll have another...
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - AUG 11, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very very good. One notch above Sierra Nevada, and that is a compliment. Very refreshing and easy to drink.