enginaaron (73) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2008
On draft at Stone Brewing Co. Golden amber color with white head. Slightly musty and malty with a low hoppiness. Small diacatyl in flavor. But overall good hop/malt balance. Tyler*Durden (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2006
Great pale ale! An amber colour with hues of orange, it has a small head but bit flavour. Sweet hoppy and floral aroma with a great citrusy flavour. Another very good offering by Stone Brewing...try their IPA! altehkiller (71) - , California, USA - APR 7, 2009
The pale ale that sets the bar for all other pale ales to be judged. Quite hoppy and slightly malty. reminds me of sierra nevada pale ale. Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Man I love this beer. Had it on tap for my M.S. graduation. 30 of us floated the keg in under 6 hours. Not trying to establish our drinking prowess so much as its greatness as a beer. Women who normally drink only Coors Light were putting this down at an appreciable rate. The deep orange color is an impressive match to the slight citrus and grass proffered by the hops. An incredibly smooth and malty Pale Ale, the hops are no mere afterthought, but rather a necessary and quite visible travelling buddy to the slightly sweet malt on a journey to your drinking pleasure. Ratpatrol1019 (70) - Palm desert, California, USA - JUN 9, 2015
I am going to miss this old friend. Pale 2.0 is bad. This one was great pine and subtle floral hop aroma. Taste of light malts and super fresh hops. Great dry finish, a superb pale ale. Sorry to see it go.
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. demondeacon09 (68) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2013
12 oz. bottle poured into an ale glass. Orange-brown color with a medium beige head that lingers. Aroma of bread, toast, and nuts with a faint herbal smell coming through. Taste is very malty with a hint of caramel and pretty darn good. The finish is fairly bitter with an average carbonation. Overall a very good pale ale, but I slightly prefer the citrusy nature of Sierra Nevada’s pale ale. SilentJo (68) - Chocowinity, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Poured a dark orange with an light tan head. Tastes nice, comes on strong but finishes with a caramel malty taste that’s rather pleasant. kev1001 (67) - Montana, USA - MAR 1, 2011
On tap. Pours amber/orange with a medium head. Taste is dry, with slight notes of citrus and a bit of hops. Reminds me of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. CPDalton (67) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2012
Pours a very deep amber, one finger head with great lace. Smell is sweet and bready/biscuity up front, with a kiss of hops at the end. The taste is mostly bready with some bitterness that tingles the tongue. Finishes super clean. I love IPAs, but for a pale ale this is how it should be. Great job.