rodneykm (111) - Westminster, South Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not too bad at all. Its a bit less hoppy than most stone beers are (but the hopps are defnintely still there). Really good beer. Canít wait for it to be available in SC.
tturner (111) - , Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a strong pale. fairly hoppy on the finish. pours deep orange red.some lacing. refreshing, but vocal.
loseratheart (110) - USA - MAY 1, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Full of hops, but not overbearing. Sticks to what stone does best. Enjoyable over the long run. NOt that dark, head settles quickly, awesome stone. Very drinkable.
MrChris (110) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light hoppy nose. Pours honey brown, slightly cloudy, with a medium white head. Taste medium hoppy on the IPA scale. No bitter after taste, but a dry ending. Not as frothy as a lot of pale ales. All to quickly this ale disappeared from the bottom of the glass, evidence of itís drink ability.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.