LeftCoastRider (110) - , Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2012 Nice deep amber color, big frothy cream-colored head, yeasty malt aroma. A bit of pine? Tast is hoppy with a big helping of malt. Heavy mouth feel. Tasty. Very different from my usual pale ale (Sierra Nevada). Stone is darker and heavier. A very good ale.
Update: Just drank this after having a Stone IPA, and was less impressed. Perhaps the IPA overpowered the APA, so I wonít change the score now. Will have it again in the future to see if it warrants a change.
livelaughlovep (108) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pine and lemon , nice caramel and grain cereal malt backbone. Really refreshing, smooth finish - balanced and sessionable, one of Stoneís better offerings.
Sampled at Roziís Wine & Liquor, Stone Tasting Event, Lakewood, OH.
Rocketman2013 (108) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very drinkable pale ale. Surprisingly hoppy for the style with a long bitter finish. Aroma of caramel and dough. Medium body and creamy texture.
Threepwood (107) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of the beers that Stone donít want me to have...search AussieBrewsNews and grey imports for more info on this silliness. Despite the brewers worries however this beer seems to have made the treacherous journey to Australia in pretty good shape. Slightly cloudy amber to copper with a thick long lasting head. Juicy citrus and flowery aromas with some malt behind. Thin to medium body very smooth despite the high carbonation with a nice lingering bitterness.
If this is an example of the dangers of grey imports I say bring it on. This is a great beer that Iíd love to have regularly.
penguinfinity (107) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Blind buy. Smells like a pale ale, looks like an amber. Itís a little more bitter than Iíd like, but the aroma keeps talking to me in the glass, and it leaves me with a mixed impression that starts out rough but ends up mostly good.
jennajlover (107) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2006
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
smooth, clean ale with faint citrus and honey flavor notes and a dry finish. There taste a measure of British specialty malt wether there is any or not it tastes that way. This is my bottled beer of choice with best balance of malt hops and fruity esters. Total consistencey with any aspect ot this brew.
knights97 (107) - 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.
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful, aromatic ale, perfectly done, these guys make great beers, floral hop aromas balanced to perfection with the malts, color is amazing pour this ine into glass to see this amber hue, on eof the finest pales Iíve ever tried!
broozer81 (106) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2009 I stashed 4 of these in my buddyís frig for his ufc 100 kegger party...thank god because he had a keg of bud..going to bud after the 4 stones was horrifying to say the least, but it sure helped this rating, nice apa, stoneís the s#@t...
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Simply put, I used to drink Sierra Nevada - now I drink Stoneís.