1FastSTi (3361) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2005
Pours to a reddish amber colored body with a medium white head that has so-so lacing. The aroma is woody, piney, orange, sweet malts. The flavor is piney, doughy, butterscotch. I’ve had better APA’s. The palate is mediocre. Overall, this is a pretty decent beer, but I’ve had better APA’s. beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2005
Nice reddish brown beer with some piney hop, albeit mildly so, presence.and some woodiness and maltiness. Although there was a slight sweet malt presence, overall it was fairly one-dimensional, through flavour and finish, but for me it was the right dimension - bitter hops. Quite nice. Okra23 (28) - Flowood, Mississippi, USA - JUN 11, 2005
Good color and nice white milky foam that lasts. Good initial malty tatse, but the aftertaste is a little too bitter for me. Not a bad beer but definately not one of my favorites. Gmku (303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2005
Dark amber in color, piney hop nose, sweet and bitter in flavor. I think I like most other pale ales better than this one. I think it’s the piney hops that put me off. dwyerpg (6365) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Can’t tell if I like the smell, but overall this is one of those beers that grows on you. The taste is as funky as the aroma and looks similar to Sierra Nevada. Not a bad beer, but most of the other Stones are better.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Pours dark amber out of 22 oz bomber. Little to no head, no lacing left. Malty, butterscotch aroma with a touch of hops in the background. The flavor that comes to mind up front is prunes. Medium oily mouthfeel. Nice bitter finish, decent malts. mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2005
clear orange colour. orangy hop aroma with a hint of wood. flavour starts sweet and malty and mildly buttery. finishes spicy, pithy and bitter. not bad ojclark (69) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 13, 2005
Bottle. Malty, toasty, caramel/butterscotch aroma with some piney hop character. Clear amber with mostly lasting off-white head. Minimal lacing. Malty, fruity, spicy hop flavor with some diacetyl/butterscotch and caramel notes and a mellow bitterness. Effervescent palate, semi-creamy mothfeel with a nicely lingering finish and aftertaste. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Deep amber color with a chunky off-white head - looks pretty good. The aroma is some caramel, doughy malts with a mild, pine and light citric hop accents. The flavor is well balanced between the sweetness of the malt and the gentle hop bitterness. It finishes rather quickly with a easy smack of hop bitterness. Good session ale material. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2005
Bottle. Caramel-amber in colour. Aroma of mild hops and some soft cookie malts. The flavour was slightly sweet, some caraml and cookies, doughy malts. Mild body, mild carbonation. Finishes with a mild bitterness, medium length.