barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2006
12 oz. bottle picked up at Applejack in the Denver suburbs. drank this right after an Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale. this does not compare, lacking in hop aroma & flavor to the Dale’s APA. by itself, this is a decent brew, but in comparison, its just not as good as other APA’s. this Stone brew may be riding the coattails of some of the breweries outstanding beers to get an average rating of 3.75. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2006
12 oz bottle, via IrishBoy. Pours a clear orangish copper colored body under a generous foamy bone white head with good retention. Aroma is a balance between sweet caramel and toasted malts and a light citric hoppiness. Flavor is your basic APA, fairly light on the hoppiness up front, but a nice bitterness on the finish. Malt is well represented mid swallow. Well balanced overall. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with active but soft carbonation. A pretty nice beer, but I can never get too excited about an APA. vyvvy (6391) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2006
Thanks to Beerdrenched for this one. Pours medium / dark amber with a light tan rocky head. The aroma has lightly musty caramel malt, some butter and some hops, but they are not in the forefront. Medium body with a decent amount of semi-sharp carbonation. The tate starts with musty malt and some woody hops. There is some light fruitiness detectable as well. The finish has some piney / woody hops, just a bit of cardboard and some bitterness along with a fari amount of resin. While this was a alright beer it was not nearly what I had hoped for. shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2007
Pours a hazy amber orange color with white head. Light malty aroma with bitter hops. Light malts with piney bitter hop finish. Good pale ale. grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2007
Pours reddish brown with a small head that dissipates quickly. Nice caramel and pine aroma. Big malt backbone. Nice balanced flavor.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Taster - Hop Scotch Spring Beer Festival – Seattle WAbhensonb (15083) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 4, 2007
Amber in color with a thin head this was a nice easy to drink Stone brew. No huge hoppy flavors which was good. Liked the finish nice and crisp this was a great finishing brew.
Nice medium aroma of hop and malt. More than many APAs. Light copper color with a transient white head. The remains laced a bit. Starts with malt, somewhat balanced by hop. A bit musty, woody. The finish is a bit malty for my taste. Good drink though. can8ianben (1538) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2007
I didn’t get much rich maltiness, it was actually a little watery for what I expected from Stone. It’s somewhat hopy, and very deep in color with a nice big head. Very carbonated, it would be a refreshing beer with lemon on a hot day. jb (3211) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2007
A nice beer, great for a swig after mowing the lawn, but may have only got this high of a rating since it is made by Stone. Not much of an aroma, a bit of a fruity aroma. The look is good, heavy brown-orange with a real nice fluffy white head. Decent malty / hoppy palate with the emphasis towards the malty. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2007
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - GBBF 2007. A dark copper coloured beer. There are ops in the aroma but they are suprisingly subdued and don’t stand out from most of the UK beers at the fest. The taste has some grapefruit flavours in the mouth from the hops, and some biscuity malts. All quite thin and dull for a Stone beer, but still tasty.