tambrico (50) - New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber with a thin white head. Mild caramel bready aroma. Taste is again caramel sweetness. Sweetness is nicely balanced out by hop bitterness that isn’t too overwhelming. This is a very well balanced and smooth beer. Extremely high drink-ability. I would recommend this beer for getting your friends into craft beer (although I like to use Arrogant Bastard for the lulz). I could drink this beer every day. Awesome.
Niko100 (2122) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slight creamy body; Aroma of malt, caramel, hops, & citrus; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, hops, citrus, and some fruit; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Great session ale.
superspak (3009) - Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 2/16/2015. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, caramel, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hops and dark/bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, pine, floral, grass, caramel, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, pine, caramel, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp/sticky, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice pale ale. All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of citrus/pine hops and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
ordybill (329) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Hops and citrus, great smell
Appearance- Pours an amber color with no sediment with a small white head.
Taste- Has a really good hop flavor that is balanced with the citrus.
Palate- This beer is a light to medium bodied with moderate carbonations and a dry finish.
Overall- A really good pale ale, nice flavor, I would drink this often..
Christpuncher (1571) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
excellent pale...nice malty and hoppy blend that leaves you with a nice hoppy bitter bite at the end. smells of malt and hopps and is soft on the pallette. pours reddish orange in color with a thin cream head. had a bottle pour at home.
rolfc81 (91) - - FEB 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had on tap at Luxbar. Have to say one of my favorite Pale Ale....very smooth, creamy head..
ANJELICA (4) - brighton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
just discovering pale ales vs ipas. IPAs hit you over the head with hops (which I love), but pale ales let you enjoy the other elements as well. Stone Pale ale gives you a great malt nose and a hop finish. My favorite Pale Ale so far.
alberti92 (110) - - JAN 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours a rich amber with a slight white head leaving some nice lacing. Smell is rich malty goodness with hints of caramel and subtle citrus notes. Carbonation is mild and it's fairly light bodied. Taste is very malt forward. Rich toffee notes with a slight citrus backing make for a delightful pale!
gregwilsonstl (1189) - Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber. Delicious pale ale. Sourdough bread crust. Caramel. Bitter citrus. Bold.
maekchu (2462) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Sake Taniguchi (World Beer Market). Fruity nose, light grassy hop, caramel (, and some fumes!?). Clear orange/amber color, thin white head, and some lace. Thin malty initial, very gentle hopping -- which intensifies in mid palate, hints of orange peel. Medium body. Maybe this isn’t in the best condition? Or is it supposed to taste this ... aged?
Butters (3898) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
How this rating eluded me for so many years I will never know. Clear amber dark copper pour with thin soapy near white head. Smells old metallic and malty, slightly sweet. Hoppiness comes on the flavor with a floral bitter earthiness. Maybe it will be better fresh, but this is pretty uninspiring.