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.
CE619 (81) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
very well made. perfectly balanced between sweet caramel malt and just the right touch of hops
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Re-Rate 08/06/02: ’What the hell, been 7 months since I had a ’Stone Pale Ale’, been concentrating to Frigging Hard’ on this 5000th beer crap. Well, I’m going to fix that ’Rat Now’. Pours a deep amber to copper color, the head is generous, creamy and biege, the lace by the tons. Nose is a nice deep sweet malt, hints of caramel, and the little ’Hop Flowers’, I love so much. Front is malt sweet, top is medium, the finish is ’Hop Heaven’, dry, acidic, and still ranks as one of my top two pale ales. Ranks #206 on my current 1000 beer master list.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a large foamy head, on a clear orange body. Pleasant hops/fruity aroma. Caramel taste, not very bitter, ends dry.
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent pale ale: good transition between hops and malt. I’d love some more.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Classic pale appearance. Lacy creamy,rocky,head. Aroma is scary.Grainy,straw,earthy,aroma.Almost smells stale.Oh,no.Taste is stellar for a beer with this aroma.Well made taste. Sweet front,caramel&perfectly roasted grains follow.Finish has a perfect bitterness.Suprisingly tame for a Stone product.IMO that is a good thing.Very robust and very full of flavor.Excellent but not the best.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 11, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was as impressed as most with this brew. It was a little bland, as is their smoked porter. Their are better pales out their.