chargerfanjess (124) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my most fav. beer in the world.....hence the perfect 5.Great white (not shark) head not to foamy not too flat. The aroma has a prickly hoppy fruity flavor which matches its overall flavor. Not too tart but a slight fruity similar too a Bass but much more. Big backbone on malty flavor very smooth thouout the tastbud transfusion and the aftertaste goes on and on...no skunkyness
jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It poured a darker orange-brown with minimal head that dispersed quickly.
The smell of hops was obvious but not strong or overwhelming at all--really got put your nose to it.
Feels slighty bitter and bubbly in the mouth.
The taste in a strong, hoppy one, slightly bitter. You can tell the alcohol is there but not strongly.
Definitely drinkable and would recommend.
SoylentBlack (123) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 24, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I picked up a bottle of this because it was rated so high here. Wow! Perfectly balanced.
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is floral hops with a little bit of biscuity malt. Flavors are floral hops, citrus hops, some Caramel malts as well. Nice, crisp finish.
johnluvsbeer (120) - Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color with a dense head of foam. Medium levels of carbonation, and mild lacing in the glass .Aromas that are sweet and a small amount of grapefruity hops. Smooth, small hop presenceand a dry end. It does have a small dry aftertaste.
PWheatley (119) - , Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2009
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 fl oz bottle. Cellar temperature. Pours a lovely amber red with a fluffy head. The aroma was very subtle, hoppy and pleasant. The taste is smooth with a slight bitter after taste. All in all not as outrageous as some of the other Stone Brewing beers. I can see this as an easy drinking every day beer. Wish we could get this in Montreal.
tonypreto (118) - 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.
chokmah33 (118) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium refreshing hops aroma. Salt, honey, grass, peaches and buttery apple pie.
Easy going palate builds to a nice astringent finish.
Good pefume hops backbone. Sour apple flavor.
Syrup on pancakes, bisquity malts to balance it out.
marvinpontiac (117) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JUN 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A quality pale ale. Nice hoppy aroma - probably cascades - but still not as enjoyable as the alesmith pale ale, which is bigger and better in every way.
leninthedesert (116) - Nevada, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love everything that this brewery puts out, so maybe my opinion is a little biased. This beer is fantastic on a hot Las Vegas day. Malt and hops balanced well into a piney-citrus and refreshing finish. Great beer!