Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
OK, I know Duane just said the same thing, but I also just had a Dales Pale Ale last night, and this has nothing on it. This APA doesnt have much body, the taste dies very quickly... its just kind of blah. nothing really sticks out. there are other APAs out there that are much more worthy of your time. on a more positive note it was at least nice to look at. nice amber color, nice off-white head, and a little bit of lacing on the side of the glass. the rest of the beer just didnt match up though
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This doesn’t seem to have half the oomph of other Stone brews. Frankly, I was rather dissapointed by the thinner mouthfeel and rather weak aroma. It’s good looking but that’s its best attribute.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This should be better! For as good as Stone is at everything else - here is where it lacks a bit, and I am saddened by it! One nice thing is that it is thick for a pale which is interesting - but the flavor is not as kicking as it should be!
BelgianGirl (89) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer had a funky smell to it. I could not detect a lot of hoppy aroma. The appearance was great-nice golden color aith creamy white head. The flavor was that of a typical pale ale, good hops and carbonation. Very refreshing on a hot day.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Perhaps I should have had the Stone IPA after this one but I decided to have this one with the pizza. Pours a very very faintly hazy medium bourbon under a medium size medium short lasting light yellow head. Faint hop aroma and not much else - a touch disappointing for a Stone beer. Flavours of medium aromatic woody hops followed by mildly sweet caramel malt. Aftertaste was medium length medium intensity and crisp. BTW - went extremely well with anchovy pizza.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. This is a very, very malty beer. So many malts that the best one word to describe this is earthy. There is a nice bitter there that borders on too much. I love Stone, but this one just didn’t do it for me. Too musty.
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 65 cl) Clear, amber golden with a small, off-white head. Lightly citrusy hop aroma with some caramel. Rather light-bodied with some accents of caramel atop a strong malt base. Very discreet bitterness. Pleasant. 020606
sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber. Rather mild. SOme sweet maltiness dominated by a nice, fruity hoppiness. Also some metals. thin bodied. Dry finish.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 26, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overated...poured redish amber with a tan head. Had a beautiful glow to it in the light. Aroma was malt and some bread. Flavor was bread and a slight hint of caramel. Medium to light body.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Belly Up in Solana Beach. This is a decent mirco APA. Its smooth and drinkable and better then any macro but I find it to be just decent.