demondeacon09 (50) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle poured into an ale glass. Orange-brown color with a medium beige head that lingers. Aroma of bread, toast, and nuts with a faint herbal smell coming through. Taste is very malty with a hint of caramel and pretty darn good. The finish is fairly bitter with an average carbonation. Overall a very good pale ale, but I slightly prefer the citrusy nature of Sierra Nevadaís pale ale.
JBVatkeens (48) - Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this in the bottle. It has a white head and looks like a light brown with a little carbonation. Tastes bitter with malty after-taste.
Mumpu (46) - USA - MAY 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper with fleeting head. Predominantly floral hoppy aroma. Opens a bit bland with some malt sweetness, some floral and nutty tones in the middle, and closes with pleasant lingering bitterness. This is a very good beer to accompany grilled meat.
heylrule (46) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my "go to" beers! Very drinkable, smooth, very good aftertaste. There are not many beers from stone brewing that arnt great!
RealAleDave (45) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper red. Very fine cream head settles to a somewhat sticky complete cap leaving nice lace. Looks English.
Smells English too. Toffee malt leads the way, supported by some yeasty bready notes. The hops seem more American, but are somewhat subdued, particularly for Stone. Overall, itís a very nice, surprisingly traditional package.
Medium in the mouth. The malt stars again, and itís a bit too toffee-centric for me. Some hop flavor mixes it up, and a nice bitterness kicks in mid-palate. Finish is medium, with good bitterness and some minerally, almost sulphury notes.
Mouthfeel is fine, and drinkability is hampered only by too much caramel/toffee for me. Very nice beer in its style, itís certainly not what I was expecting.
mrjohnson (45) - - APR 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber color with an off white head and scant lacing. Aroma has caramel and grassy hops. Taste starts with caramel malts, and finishes with grass and citrus hops. Body is light to medium. Good drinkability but a bit one dimensional.
awautlet (45) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Clean, crisp and refreshing with significantly less hop than the IPA. I would say this was even a bit malty for a pale ale but it was also very enjoyable. Notes of caramel malt with a nice balancing citrusy hop.
BuffaloBrewed (42) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good pale ale. Crisp, refreshing and very flavorful. A nice balance of hops.
thegreat78 (42) - San Marcos, California, USA - JAN 9, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The great ol standby. When ever you go to a place that has minimal taps this one is alway the go to. Perfectly balanced between malt and hops. Will always drink this one!!! Perfect Pale
MainerInExile (41) - Bangor, Maine, USA - JAN 22, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mmm. Pleasant floral hop aroma. Sweet maltiness gives way to bitter hops. After one glass, itís taken its place near the top of my list of favorite pales.