Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2004
Burnt amber coloured with a creamy head. Aroma is cascade and malt. This beer is so well balanced it's a struggle to pull out individual flavours. As far as american pale ales go it's Sierra, Alpha and Stone. Tycho (13) - USA - APR 23, 2004
Nice dark amber color. Caramel overtones balance well with hops. tan head doesnt' have long life. Definitely a recommended daily drink. joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2004 I had this right after the Stone IPA and the first thing I noticed was the darker pour and smaller head. Not nearly as hoppy as I like, but still a very nice flavor which is very well balanced if not ideal for a pale ale. Kudos to Stone for another great brew. OlJuntan64 (1264) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2004
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. DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2004
Aroma is a marriage of malt, hops and caramel. Orange amber/colour, and a medium tan head. Highly hopped flavour at the start, malt comes forward next, with a bitter dry finish. Well balanced, medium bodied. Fine example! Thanks again to Radek and Carolyne (Radek's Sister-in-Law.)
JPDIPSO (6300) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 12, 2004
Robust amber color with a moderate thick head of beige bubbles and tracing lace. Modest aroma, but all the qualities of a "good one" are there. Light pine and hint of citrus (orange), backbone of malt evident. Just a touch of stomach acid throws things off a bit. Seems dry right from the start. While the malt is in here, it is in flavor than in body. While smooth and comforting I perfer a bit more body. Earthy hops and dry caramel seem to make up the flavors. Well put together brew. Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 5, 2004
Bright white head, bright amber ale, Glowing hue. Medium big hoppy aroma, malty backbone is visible. Flavour initially hoppy, some softer malt is following, surprisingly spicy finish. Decent pale ale. Thanks Joy! flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - APR 5, 2004
Golden orange color with a medium off-white head. Light malt and hops aroma. Nice mild sweet malt and apple hops flavors. A very enjoyable pale ale. whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2004
Handsome orange body. Great herbal aroma of raw honey and orange blossoms. Malty creaminess and assertive hop character that is the essence of Stone. Nice medium body and full-flavor. I love a great APA and this is definitely one. I lament the fact that this fine session beer isn't distributed to New Mexico when other Stone beers are.
BelgianGirl (89) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2004
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.