Bill Becker (1770) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 26, 2017 high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a great amber color with a short off-white head and lacing. The aroma has plenty of pale malt and floral and piney hops, and the same profile is in the taste, with medium hop flavor up front and a slightly malty finish.
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From Jun 2007
Purchased as part of a mixed 6pack from Wilbur's Liquors in Ft Collins.
This pours from 12oz bottle a hazy orange amber with a medium sized head of foam that dissipated quickly leaving a few islands and it has some nice lacing.
The smell is on the sweet side. I get caramel malt with just a touch of hops and some fruit.
The taste on first sip has some good malty sweetness up front with a solid backbone of hop bitterness that comes in about midway through and dominates the finish but it's not overly aggressive and I'm liking it. A few more sips in and I'm beginning to realize that this APA is all about balance and I start to notice a fruitiness in the flavour that I mentioned in the nose. Maybe cherry? Dang, this is certainly a drinkable example of the style and now I wish I had bought at least a 6pack. Oh well, I can cure that on my next trip to the Fort. ;^)
Bottom line: This a great APA that I can highly recommend. See some grab some.
ads135 (5000) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 30, 2017
Pretty surprised by this beer the first time I tried in back in 2011 at a Flying Saucer stone tasting in 2011. Considering the modus operandi of stone, the subtlety of this beer, its balance between caramelly sweetness and citrus hops, it quite nice. Grumbo (3948) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2017
Bottle, from US. Backlog entry. Entering my historic scores for US beers whilst visiting New York. No tasting notes kept, just rating. john44 (3392) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2017
Bottle. Deep amber in colour. Hoppy; piney and grassy hops. Fruity; grapefruit citrus. Malty; sweet toasty malts, caramel. Nice hop/fruit/malt balance. Refreshing. Very drinkable. (2010-10)
Borup (15318) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2016
Sample at DØE 2016. Hazy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, malt, caramel, citrus and bitterness.
mice (1043) - FINLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Kuparinen, punertavanruskea kirkkaahko olut, joka ei vaahtoa juuri lainkaan. Tuoksussa humalaa, havuisuutta, sitruksisuutta sekä jokin - ei niin miellyttävä - sivutuoksu, josta en saa päähäni mitä se on. Maku mielenkiintoinen yhdistelmä karamellista makeutta ja greippistä katkeroa. Katkeran greippinen jälkimaku. Keskiasteinen suutuntuma ja sopivasti hiilihappoja. Voodoo (701) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2016
Pours a murky amber with a thin white head which is gone quickly........aroma is slight earth, sweet malts......taste is medium mouthfeel, earth, bitterness tailing off into a slight metallic finish. BeerRenter76 (1034) - Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Originally rated on 9/16/08. Another good offering from the Stone brewing co. Thier pale ale pours a deep burnt copper colored body, the head is a little on the thin side though. Aroma of sweet malts and floral hops. Flavor gravitates towards earthy malts and the hops compliment nicely. Overall a pretty fine pale ale. melush (4689) - SPAIN - JUN 24, 2016
@ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain.
T: Malt, sweet, slightly hoppy. bubblehouse (1556) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Not as good as their ipas but still tasty and very drinkable. Would drink again.