gregwilsonstl (1896) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber. Delicious pale ale. Sourdough bread crust. Caramel. Bitter citrus. Bold.
maekchu (3310) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Sake Taniguchi (World Beer Market). Fruity nose, light grassy hop, caramel (, and some fumes!?). Clear orange/amber color, thin white head, and some lace. Thin malty initial, very gentle hopping -- which intensifies in mid palate, hints of orange peel. Medium body. Maybe this isnít in the best condition? Or is it supposed to taste this ... aged?
Butters (4033) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
How this rating eluded me for so many years I will never know. Clear amber dark copper pour with thin soapy near white head. Smells old metallic and malty, slightly sweet. Hoppiness comes on the flavor with a floral bitter earthiness. Maybe it will be better fresh, but this is pretty uninspiring.
ARH (1104) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap, poured into a shaker. Mild caramel and citrus aromas come through with some grass character. The beer is a copper, oily color with an off-white, soapy head retaining a medium ring and leaving a light, speckled lace. The taste is a medium-high bitter and a medium sweet. Itís waxy with a fuzzy carbonation. The medium body has flavors of caramel and citrus with a resin bitter finish. A chalky and waxy aftertaste lingers and ends with a clean, dry pine touch.
Zita (6050) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
light hoppy aroma,golden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice soft hoppy finish. 092211
dslam (103) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 20oz bottle. Dark amber color with a lot of head. The active carbonation provides consistent head and a flurry of bubbles that dance their way to the top. The first sip brings flavors of malt and a bite that lasts as it has a fairly bitter finish.
Obfuscate (447) - Minneapolis, - DEC 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2014 This is the only year round Stone release Iíve never tried because I never seen one fresh where I shop in MN until today. Light hops, light bitterness, good malts, easy to drink. Solid but not my favorite pale ale.
daniele (7721) - ITALY - NOV 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap ambrata leggero floreale tocco caramello discreto amaro ma non intenso agrume
tonypreto (130) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Aroma was a great malty smell with a hint of hops. No head at all. The tasted was really clean and easy. A great amount of hops, malt and yeast all balanced well. It was smooth and light on the palate. Would suggest.
loubar (157) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 12 oz. bottle from Best Damn Beer Shop. Good for those who may not be ready for a full blown IPA. A subtle but distinct pine hops presence against a solid malt base provides a bold, crisp flavor. The end is bitter and dry but not nearly as bitter as an IPA. Aftertaste is the residual bitterness and the bread of the malt. Well crafted and very drinkable.