Scottrf (105) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber cloudy, no head.
Hoppy, fruity similar to 5am saint.
Enjoyable if a bit difficult to drink.
knights97 (104) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2009 grabbed a 12 oz bottle, great smooth taste, white head that stays for the duration, smooth and balanced with a hoppy taste, thinner in body than other pale aleís all, very good.
MartiniFiend (104) - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber with a creamy head. Nice hop aroma with a maltiness that dosn’t infringe on the hops. Very nice palate. Flavor starts out hoppy with a well balanced malt finish. An excellant beer.
sjolles85 (104) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Easy drinking smooth beer.. Full of flavor but, one I could sit by the pool with. Great over all beer
mcbeyond (104) - Newport Beach, California, USA - NOV 2, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My go-to everyday beer. Perfectly balanced hops and complex aromas. The color is classic with a nice reddish hue. A mouthful of balanced flavor and just fizzy enough. British pale ale style with a California flare. I donít know if a quaffer can get better than this.
slayer02348 (103) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Probably the best American Pale Ale Iíve tried yet, but if Iím going to buy a Stone Beer its going to be their India Pale Ale. Overall, this is pretty good if you arenít in the mood for something too hoppy.
virtuosovii (103) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great tasting pale ale with caramel, citrus peel and spices. The hops were there but not overwhelmingly so. I would buy this one frequently and I plan on it. Yet another great beer by Stone.
giarcsr (103) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The guy I drank this with described it as Sierra Nevada, only doubled and also said that this should be Stoneís IPA. In a way heís right. This is totally a flavorful pale ale and to say itís double Sierra Nevada is in my opinion, about right. As for the IPA remark this guy made, the only thing I will say is that Iíve had IPAís that arenít as hoppy as this beer is. Good example of a pale ale.
brew4all (103) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma with a touch of fruitiness.NIce clear copper appearance.The flavor was smooth then a touch bitter but finished clean. It felt good on the palate and overall the beer is solid.
dalek123 (103) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2009 Pours reddish gold. Offwhite, fluffy, long lasting head. Balanced malt and hop taste make smooth drinking. Pronounced character. Wonderful stuff.