erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 4, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I hate to report that this is the first brew from Stone that I though was sub-par in anyway. The color is a deep amber, why not call it what it is,... an amber, and the hop character was,... non-existent. Very unimpressive and so many of you rated it really well. I hope it is not due to a certain expectation of rating for this brewer.
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper color with no head. Grainy aroma with a slight hop end. The taste is overwhelemed with a bland grain smoothie-like taste. Some earthy hops, but not enough to counteract the bad part. Disappointing.
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2006
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
pours medium orange and clear. Small frothy off-white head. Aroma is lightly malty of cookies, and heavy on the hopps ... grapefruit. Flavor starts balanced but unfortunatly ends very bitter with a long aftertaste of hopps. Medium bodied watery and oily and softly carbonated. Not refreshing or clean.
bgburdman9 (857) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very disapointed with stone on this one. Aroma was of mild citrus and floral hops and i meal very mild. Not much hops in the flavor with maybe a slightly buttery taste. Maybe this was just a bad bottle or something but the first bad beer i have had from stone.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 20, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber body, minimal aroma. Well, it looks nice. Bland flavor, boring, overpriced beer.
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
copper with a decent tan head. dark nutty caramel aroma with a touch of floral hops. sweet nutty caramel flavor with not quite enough bitter floral hoppy goodness to balance.....uh just too sweet. bittersweet caramel piney finish. not bad just a bit watery. it wants to be medium bodied but is just a bit too watery. lively carbonation. its not horrible......its just kind of a mess. thats the first time i have said that about a stone beer....huh...this beer definitely needs work.
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Roziís Wine House Stone Brewing Co. Event. First smell was really strange - like opening the dishwasher right after itís done. Perhaps that was just some supped up lemon/pine combinations in the beer. A bit bitter with a light copper appearance and off-white head.
Fratto (2626) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Central Market in Fort Worth. I screwed myself having the Arrogant Bastard first. I wanted so much more.
manapple (2) - USA - FEB 13, 2010 does not count
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer with a good aroma. A little too malty for my taste. Cool looking bottle though.
ABUSEDGOAT (2413) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2007 on tap at the brewery: most people disagree, but some do... the stone beers on draft have a really bad funky flavor and aroma. The entire brewery reeks of it. I believe itís more of their house character, which would make sense since I donít like it. This comes off as a fairly typical APA with a house character I do not enjoy.