mhot55 (99) - USA - SEP 9, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice orange color- almost clear, slightly haze. Ample head, good lacing- stayed the whole way down (not that it lasted long). Aroma was nice- slightly floral with some sweet notes. I was expecting a little bitterness punch from the hops, i mean this is a Stone brew. But i was pleasantly suprised that the hops actually took a back seat to the malts here. Tatse was definitely sweet, but not overpowering- there was no sticky feel but it did lend a heavier body, even slightly chewy or bready. Hops seem to add more of the floral notes than bittering aspects. Again, the body was fantastic. Heavy enough to actually feel it without loading you down after having 1 or 2. Even chewy without being sticky, yet still a little crisp. Did I mention this went down real easy. Another great, yet somewhat different, Stone brew. I’m glad I bought a 6-pack
sistinas (97) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a medium-sized head that stays around. Aroma is rather bready with a lot of sweet orange on top of it. Taste is balanced between malts and hops, though towards the end it gets hoppier and almost metallic. Lightly carbonated with a crisp, dry finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Well-rounded brew, though nothing mind-blowing.
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice amber hue, w/a white head, amora is sweet & malty. starts off a bit sweet, some hints of caramel a well, but ends w/dry bitterness. good balance...a good pale ale from stone.
patty26 (95) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish copper pour with a decent sized head. Hoppy aroma with a touch of malt in the nose. The flavors are a bit thin but overall not bad. Not the best Stone offering but it will do.
NatKadaw (95) - 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.
FetMule (95) - - FEB 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från Bishop Arms i Lund. Trevlig american pale ale från Stone. Balanserad men hade väntat mig lite mer.
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Chadski4 (95) - 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.
45thstbrewer (94) - Conowingo, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stone’s Pale Ale is really good, but I prefer their other stuff over this one.
harrystrill (93) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber coloured with white head smith crisp taste refreshing and slightly bitter
exadore (92) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a darker copper color with a finger high off white head. Smells floral and a little earthy. I’m surprised how tame this IPA is for a product of Stone Brewing. The hop flavor is there but isn’t overpowering, and finishes smooth. I like Ruination or their IPA better than this, but this is very drinkable. Also has a sweet smell to it.