RawKuz (60) - NORWAY - SEP 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Utobeer.. Pours a deep clear coppery amber body with a small white head. Aroma taste of caramel and pine. Medium body with nice carbonation. Great everyday-beer.
xShanex (60) - Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Copper with diminishing head. Bread and malt on the nose, sweet. Medium to full body consisting of malt and bready sweetness. Lacking a balanced hop character. Have another? Maybe next year.
Fruitfly (59) - , Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Attractive red amber beer with lasting fine head. Caramel malt aroma with a mild hint of yeast. Hops are mild and very slightly citrusy. Lighter than expected body but still just sufficient maltiness to maintain a decent range. Moderate finish. A good but not an exceptional beer.
NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost like a milder version of thier IPA, this beer is easier to find the malt flavor in because of the toned down hops. I like my pales a little thinner, (more like the Sierra Nevada), but this is a great runner-up, and easy to drink, one after the other.
PsionSaint (57) - Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good pale ale with balanced hops and flavorful malts. Darker color than some pale ales. This is one of my standard beers that I always try to have in the fridge.
specksnreds (55) - USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear copper color. Beautiful. Lacey head, not too carbonated. Little malt in the nose and little hoppiness. Feels full in the mouth. Nice malt up-front and a little bitter in the finish. Very good beer.
squigs46 (55) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
good beer...flying saucer had their stone kick off party celebrating its arrival in missouri and i tried a few beers brewed by stone.
rjwhite41 (55) - osceola, Iowa, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Pours a crystal clear red amber with a decent off white fluffy head. Smells of pine and citrus. Tastes nice and malty with a decent bitterness, more so than most pale ales. Has an almost chewy palate with a great drying finish from the hops. A little more in the IPA territory than a pale ale but very good. My first Stone, certainly not my last. Great beer.
smackie (54) - St. Augustine, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2011 Nice to have drank a noteworthy pale ale, but for 11.99? I know Stone is well respected, perhaps this batch was not optimum. I’ll stand with the wow factors of Terrapin Rye or Drifter and save a couple of bucks.
Update 5/3/11 Now part of the 9.99 pick a pack at Publix. Well worth the upgrade
Heatwaves (54) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a great, sweet aroma -- a cross between amaretto and caramel. It tastes a bit strong and bitter for a pale ale, but the flavors mellow and blend as the beer warms up. Overall a very well crafted pale ale.