lightning9191 (82) - Christiansburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer pours copper with a small head. The aroma is hoppy, but not overpowering. The flavor is alright. It is hoppy and some maltiness. There is something funny about the hop flavor I don’t like in this one. It tastes almost metallic. I think it tastes too much like resin....astringent-like. It has a medium body and medium carbonation. I’m not sure I would want a six pack of this stuff.
Danny1217 (81) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s actually disappointing, because it tastes too much like the IPA, but isn’t as good ad has less alcohol. Still a great beer though.
jobrewmeister (81) - - MAR 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper with a big fluffy head. Floral hop aroma with some pale bready malts in the background. Full malt flavor up front with a nice hopped finish.
CE619 (81) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
very well made. perfectly balanced between sweet caramel malt and just the right touch of hops
NatKadaw (80) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
More grassy with a touch of orangey citrus. Light body and thin malt presence. Watery with distinct hop presence.
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I remember thinking this was a very good beer, but never wrote down actual ratings. So this is just from memory.
nmoskop (79) - Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a perfect example of an american pale ale in my opinion. Better than Sierra Nevada with a particular taste that I can recognize as Stone. Some wrote that this was an overly malty brew but to me the hops are clearly there, in the aroma and taste. This is the kind of beer I can drink on any occasion....like right now.
twistedviews (75) - California, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
a little over average microbrew. a little strong taste but goes down smooth. worth its price, too.
enginaaron (73) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Stone Brewing Co. Golden amber color with white head. Slightly musty and malty with a low hoppiness. Small diacatyl in flavor. But overall good hop/malt balance.
Tyler*Durden (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great pale ale! An amber colour with hues of orange, it has a small head but bit flavour. Sweet hoppy and floral aroma with a great citrusy flavour. Another very good offering by Stone Brewing...try their IPA!