ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2006
Poured a darker golden/amber color. Light tan head, dissapeared. Amazing hop smell, malty tones as well. Medium carbonation. Best pale ale i’ve gotten to enjoy thus far. Absolutely brilliant. Too bad its not available in my area, as I received this via Liquorama.net mail/online. Its no Arrogant Bastard, but its definately a bastard of a good time. jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Made a good appearance, poured a clear red hued amber with a nice sized foamy white head that settled into a thin, bubbly lacing, medium carbonation. Had an English buttery, toasted caramel malt nose with a floral hoppiness, a little toasted graininess, and hints of fruitiness that I think comes from the malts. A crisp, smooth, buttery medium bodied mouth feel, very good drinkability. Buttery caramel malt taste at first, a fresh, raw, rolling, balanced hop bitterness follows, a toasted graininess in the middle and a slick, buttery, oily hop and grainy finish, delicious.
An excellent Pale Ale, my introduction to Stone Brewery, a great start.
tjthresh (1873) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Poured clear bright copper with a white head. Sweet malt with earthy, dirty, woody hops. The flavor was a gritty, dirty, muddled, mash of hops and malt with a spicy finish. Fuller body with a short finish. There’s not really anything I enjoyed about drinking this one. Kind of a dissapointment in my eyes. Good thing our friends at Stone have a lot going for them. Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Pours a dark amber from the bottle. Nice long lasting off-white head and lacing. There are large bubbles escaping and much smaller bubbles generally floating in this brew. The aroma consists of more flowery hops as opposed to piney hops (which in my mind is a huge plus). I’m not impressed by the palate of this beer, although it may be representative of its style. The flavor is better than average, because the hops are rather muted. Not bad for a pale ale. oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Pours a dark hazy orange with a beige head. Has aromas of hops, fruit, pine, and floral. The flavors were Hops, malt, citrus and fruit. An excellent APA.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Very nice oaky amber color with a thin golden head. Subtle hop aromas with a touch of clover and lemon rind. The flavors are nice and floral with some light malts as well, but the consistency is a bit thin. Overall, a nice, light, even balance between the hops and malts. myfriendbubba (40) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Very good beer have some on tap at local watering holes but big casinos need to start carrying this, also available by the bottle at Lee’s discount Liquor the chain all around vegas. Very clear straw color bordering on copper. moerate flowers on nose white rocky head. full body Initail fruity malt flavor turning a perfect bitter. long finish great brew. hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Orange colour with small head. Citrus like hops aroma, thick malty body, bittering hops finish. Refreshing taste, a great session type ale. brew4all (103) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Nice aroma with a touch of fruitiness.NIce clear copper appearance.The flavor was smooth then a touch bitter but finished clean. It felt good on the palate and overall the beer is solid. patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Draft - Nice balance of hops and malt. The customary pale ale bitterness is definitely there along with an wasy to drink character that would make having a few pints an enjoyable experience. It’s not spectacular, but it’s quite good.