turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2004
Bottle poured a nice dark amber with a nice thick head.
Strong hoppy aroma.
Taste was great..fruity citrus.. with just a bit of a bitter finish..GREAT BEER!!! davidflores99 (225) - Signal HIll, California, USA - SEP 7, 2004
Has a dark amber/copper color, with a thick head. Aroma was hoppy and citrusy, very nice. Taste was also hoppy but well balanced and very smooth. Very nice once again by Stone. tony2times (23) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2004
a nice dark orange and gold color with a thick head. great aroma, hops with a faint fruit and floral smell. tasted great. citrus and sweet with grapefruits and perhaps a bit of peach. extremely good beer Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Dense, murky, dark orange color...a thick, creamy head...
Nose is fruity, and floral, vibrant and sweet, hops are nice, mellow, and very attractive, without standing out too much. Perfectly mild pale ale aroma. Zesty and citric, nice and fresh.
Taste...very nice. All those flavors found in the nose return on the palate. A certain spiciness sticks it out right next to the easy-going fruitiness, and, if you’ll allow me, I’m reminded of a barleywine flavor, but without the alcohol. Mellow and tasty, light to medium in body, pleasant finish. Extraordinarily drinkable and smooth, but never skimping on taste!
What an appealing pale ale, I’m glad that Stone has such a friendly offering to appeal to those who aren’t always aching for an abundance of hops and challenging flavors, something to keep the taps flowing and the coffers filled, allowing them to make those bad bastards we all love!
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - SEP 1, 2004
Copper coloured. Medium carbonation helps to create an average sized head that leaves delicate lacing. Fresh, robust hop aroma and flavor that is lightly floral. Strong malty backbone helps to create a classic example of a California Pale Ale.
MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2012 Oranges and peaches through apple pie and caramel…Pine cones and citrus fruit float within a soft, luxurious mouthfeel...A fluffy head of foam laces all around the misty pale amber...A resinous hop bitterness claims the finish; this more intense than a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, for example…A hugely satisfying Pale Ale every way I look at it... brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2004
This is a wonderful beer. Hops and malt seem to balance beautifully together. Bold and rich flavors. This is one of my favorite beers. PhillyBeer2112 (2883) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2004
Pours a nice orangey-amber color with a medium creamy eggshell white head. Aroma is nicely earthy with an herbal and fruity hop character. Very well balanced, a nice melanoidiny malt presence is clean and well defined without being thick, hop flavors are herbal grassy without being especially distinct. Finish is balanced with a modicum of lingering bitterness. mjg74 (3151) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 8, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2007 Nice dark copper reddish color. Nice fruity aroma. Good hop flavor. Well balanced from start to finish. APA with true quality brewing. bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 30, 2004
nice amber hue, w/a white head, amora is sweet & malty. starts off a bit sweet, some hints of caramel a well, but ends w/dry bitterness. good balance...a good pale ale from stone.