ARH (1134) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2014
On tap, poured into a shaker. Mild caramel and citrus aromas come through with some grass character. The beer is a copper, oily color with an off-white, soapy head retaining a medium ring and leaving a light, speckled lace. The taste is a medium-high bitter and a medium sweet. It’s waxy with a fuzzy carbonation. The medium body has flavors of caramel and citrus with a resin bitter finish. A chalky and waxy aftertaste lingers and ends with a clean, dry pine touch. Zita (6331) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2014
light hoppy aroma,golden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice soft hoppy finish. 092211 dslam (103) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
Poured from a 20oz bottle. Dark amber color with a lot of head. The active carbonation provides consistent head and a flurry of bubbles that dance their way to the top. The first sip brings flavors of malt and a bite that lasts as it has a fairly bitter finish. Obfuscate (593) - Minneapolis, - DEC 4, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2014 This is the only year round Stone release I’ve never tried because I never seen one fresh where I shop in MN until today. Light hops, light bitterness, good malts, easy to drink. Solid but not my favorite pale ale. daniele (9533) - ITALY - NOV 25, 2014
On tap ambrata leggero floreale tocco caramello discreto amaro ma non intenso agrume
tonypreto (130) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Aroma was a great malty smell with a hint of hops. No head at all. The tasted was really clean and easy. A great amount of hops, malt and yeast all balanced well. It was smooth and light on the palate. Would suggest. loubar (157) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 21, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 12 oz. bottle from Best Damn Beer Shop. Good for those who may not be ready for a full blown IPA. A subtle but distinct pine hops presence against a solid malt base provides a bold, crisp flavor. The end is bitter and dry but not nearly as bitter as an IPA. Aftertaste is the residual bitterness and the bread of the malt. Well crafted and very drinkable. BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Had on tap at Stone Liberty Station in San Diego. Pours a rich bet with a thin white head. Aroma is toffee. Very dry clean finish. Really nice but not really a pale ale.
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Draft at jacks cannery in San fran. Dark Orange with white head. Citrus and malty aroma. Malty hoppy earthy and toasty taste. Bitter finish. Enjoyable teorn88 (7687) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 14, 2014
Really old backlog rating, August 2011. 12oz bottle from Utobeer. It pours a clean amber color with a medium white head. Aroma is quite hoppy but with good malt backbone. Notes of grass, pine, citrus juice, light pine cones, light toffee. Taste is medium sweet and medium grassy and hoppy. Malty toffee notes, biscuit, grass, citrus, grapefruit and resinous hops. Bitter quite dry finish. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, nice and balanced pale.