JohnCook101 (420) - - NOV 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper, medium off-white head which settles fairly quickly. Aroma of biscuit and caramel with floral notes. Flavours of citrus, caramel, a little pine perhaps, slightly floral, and a moderate amount of malt which isn’t too overbearing. Moderate bitter finish. Light to medium bodied, fairly smooth. Pretty nicely balanced in all.
slowrunner77 (7105) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"a little less of everything than Alpha King, but rates super high as far as drinkability. the flavor and aroma are a little subdued, especially for Stone, but it’s still more than enough. one of the better pales around."
psbrewing (1) - Kentucky, USA - OCT 20, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
caramel, chocolate, nuts, floral, citrus, pale, golden, minimal head, white foam,
Great beer overall. One of my all time favorites and will continue to be in my rotation. Would highly recommend as a gateway beer to the Pale world.
onceblind (5490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear copper with a thin rocky light beige cap. Crisp hoppy nose with a little herbalness and a touch of grassy resin and biscuity malt. Smooth flavor with a bit of grassy and resinous bitterness right up front with biscuit and pale malt finish. A wee bit sharp and herbal hop note.
AdiBeer (2128) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: grain and cereal malts, floral hops. Appearance: clear gold, small head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters continue, grain malts and floral hops. Overall: nice APA, but nothing too spectacular. Pint at Stone Brewing, Escondido.
MarineOBeer (25) - - OCT 12, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bitter hoppy taste. Not smooth or refreshing. Tastes like paint.
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Hipsterchick (21) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hipster lobby beer. Hanging out with the tivs in a hotel lobby. This will always be there. Hipsters from out of the zip code will love gargoyle. But as for beer. Always solid, always consistent, wonderful hoppy aroma, real clear not anal tort will bag on weird looking brew. Great finish.
Shot (260) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours copper with a frothy white head. There are aromas of caramel, cut grass, bready tones and floral hops. It really smells fantastic. Flavors start off slightly malty but then lean heavily on nuttiness, bready tones and some rather herbally floral hops. Clean, hoppy, dry finish. Clean, but slightly oily mouthfeel. The hops kind of coat the tongue, which isn’t a bad thing. Overall, this is a very nice pale ale, but I find myself wanting just a bit more malt character. But don’t get me wrong. This one is a keeper.
SuperTiti33 (767) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ambrée. Beau collet blanc/orangé. Voilée. Fraiche. Bien houblonné. Belle amertume persistante. Peu sucré/malté. Résineuse. Sèche et rafraichissante. J'aime beaucoup.
RobertLiley1 (39) - - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich dark amber pour little head and nice lacing. Decent taste light hops and malt flavor. ..ok for a Sunday football drinking beer