Rasmus40 (17547) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Bishops Arms, Gustav Adolfs Torg. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 110715
AAEA (266) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12FL OZ ($20 12pack) pretty smooth Pale Ale. Liked this one for its taste too. came off a tad IPA like which was not so great but it was hoppy. but overall its a great beer.
Ratpatrol1019 (70) - Palm desert, California, USA - JUN 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am going to miss this old friend. Pale 2.0 is bad. This one was great pine and subtle floral hop aroma. Taste of light malts and super fresh hops. Great dry finish, a superb pale ale. Sorry to see it go.
GlennHendry (288) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of sweet malts and pine. It was quite complex and actually more like Arrogant Bastard than Stone IPA. Dark fruits on the tongue with more pine and hints of citrus and cherry. Far more robust than the ABV would indicate.
Bebum (768) - USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber, hazy, tall head.
Full body, moderate flavor, silky texture, good carbonation, low heat, long palate. Moderate bitterness, dry but somehow pleasantly balanced, low acidity.
Hoppy but also very malty, resiny and yeasty.
Very drinkable, deliciously malty.
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commonmac (1048) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at La Puerta in San Diego. Pint mug. Impressive near amber color. Golden tinge. White froth about a half finger. Taste represents the Stone name well...plenty of bitter hops reign supreme. Almost overpowers all else but grassy and floral notes try to come through. Lingering aftertaste that is committed to the cause. Good aggressive pale ale.
OnTheTrail (355) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorite American Pale Ales. Though I am new to hoppy beers, I have enjoyed the Stone offerings.
Bulk_Carrier (3748) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy burnt caramel color with a decent transparency about it. A semi - thick white foamy head dissipates to a rocky messiness running all around the glass.
The smell had a sweet caramel malts up front with a light roasty nuttiness and a light biscuity / breadiness. Hops are slightly grassy with a light citrus underneath.
The taste combines all of the previously mentioned flavors to blend yet keep mainly sweet through the malts. A lingering sweet maltiness leads in the aftertaste and leaves a semi-wet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed good for the style and for me. Bitterness is fairly subdued as an APA still good for the most part.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good APA that I could have again.
R4N5H (789) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
35.5cl bottle at Oosters, Singapore on 13/05/15, poured into a tulip glass. Amber colour - although a little bit hazy. Aroma of citrus, pine and malt. Light body and medium carbonation. Flavour of hops, fruit, caramel with bread and grain. Orange and some grapefruit. Bittersweet. A nice balance and easy to drink.
Maxbier (890) - Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark golden copper color with off white head. Piney grapefruit malt aroma. Bitter up front. Caramel malty with lots of piney hop flavor. Smooth but still bitter finish. Such a great brew.