frozen_glass (51) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting smell that I’m having trouble putting into words. A bit of butteriness from the hops over the malts with notes of hay and nuts. Hazy gold brown color with a white head that crawls up the glass. Bitterness on the front and the roof of the mouth that lingers paired with sweetness throughout. Light-medium body with a little slickness that leaves an impression.
Tough to put in to words just how well they nailed the "stone" aspect. Maybe I’m just susceptible to the framing, but it does have that arid rocky character.
Chadski4 (61) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smallish but long-lasting white head. Mild aroma. Hints of lemon flavors which dissipates into a dry finish. Good session beer.
CpyNPrnT (109) - Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich and moderately spicy. Some orange peel, maybe grapefruit. Sweetness is present but balanced very well.
zacgillbanks (1736) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This is a hazy dark amber beer with a red fruit and spicy orange flavours, pine notes and a warming creamy peppery finish.
radarsock (755) - Vermont, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 Had experienced pine, two-row malt, American yeast, and hay on the nose and in the mouth. Why is it the day I actually tried this, was the day I had decided to visit California? Could have had this 20 different occasions. Strange. Went well with a bacon, spinach, and feta-topped pizza in town.
peteinSD (1237) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle. Dry bitter hops with minor pine and slight malt sweetness in the aroma. Taste is aggressive, dry bitterness with some pine and background sweetness. Clean mouthfeel. Okay.
threedap (8) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just a solid APA, a go-to. Caramel malts and bitterness to counter, a well balanced beer
Mittenator (1043) - Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Mild hops with some caramel. Slightly malty with some hippie ness at the end.
czar (3677) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours unclear medium dark golden orange with a nice off-white head, some retention and lacing. toasted and lightly spiced maltiness - fresh cereals, caramel touch, very nice yet mild fruitiness - peaches, citrus, oranges, almost like some lagering fruitiness, few pine needles, pepper, grass, pinch of dirt. moderate to low carbonation - slightly lacking, light body, herbal-grassy-citrusy-gently piney balanced finish. did i say a balanced stone brew? yes, and it is tasty and dangerously quaffable. much enjoyed! in my sense, a great example of what an american pale ale oughta be, which would be, as obvious as it seems, an american twist to an english pale ale..
miura1966 (10) - Temecula, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid brew...always a good go to brew...decent aroma but the crisp clean falvor that is not too crazy works well...no Pliny...but sometimes you need a good solid pale and this is it.
OldAsU (3) - - FEB 18, 2014 does not count
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
This beer has a real offputting taste. Seems they could have saved this with more hops and an IPA label but as it stands it’s got a weak non-distinct taste.