MOboy (510) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 24, 2011
Deep amber color, malty and earthy aroma with a sweetness that I love in pale ales. Bready malts and a slight, lingering bitterness. A nice pale ale. fidelis83 (2523) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Pours dark orange with a creamy, long lasting light beige head. Aroma is caramel, toffeed nuts, light planty and citrus hops and light woody notes. Flavor is caramel, woody/husky grain, toffee, englishy yeast and some citrus hops that have an increasing bite toward the finish, but relatively low bitterness. Palate is lightish bodied with a creamy entry, medium, sharp carbonation and dry finish with a slightly drying hop bite. Kinda strange beer, reminds me more of a Scotch Ale (not the peated barleywine kind, the pale ale kind) than an APA. I don’t see why this is classified as an APA instead of EPA or something similar, other than it being brewed in America. imdownthepub (15396) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2011
Bottled, 355ml from Burg Bieren, Ermelo, Netherlands. Brownish amber with off white head. Finally got to try the original and although there is a soft, tropical fruity hoppiness the thing that really strikes is the malty sweetness, way above what I was expecting. Almost candy like, the hops try to cut through but they are a little masked. A little disappointed really. BenH (3434) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2011
Pours deep amber. Aroma is quite chewy with caramel maltiness, slight fishy sea-smell to it, like fresh shell fish, not very pleasant. Taste is good though, quite malty, caramel with light fruity finish. Well balanced MattH (913) - California, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours an amber brown color. Alright beer. Not too hoppy compared to other Stone Brews.
gnoff (11065) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2011
Draught at Moeder Lambic, Brussels, for the Stone beer festival. Sampled on September 16, 2011 olio (10597) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2011
Clear dark copper color, lasting fluffy tan head. Sweet, malty, fruity scent. Malty, grainy, harsh, bitter tate. Moussy mouthfeel, medium dry bitterness. Prolonged dry grainy harsh bitter aftertaste.
355 ml bottle. Scottrf (105) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2011
Rated on 20110723.
Pours clear orange colour with light head. Aroma of hoppy fruits, apricot, orange and light spices. Flavour of fruits, orange peel, malts and caramel.
Amber cloudy, no head.
Hoppy, fruity similar to 5am saint.
Enjoyable if a bit difficult to drink. mile (4056) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2012
Bottle. Amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light fruitiness, some piney and some citrus hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and faint fruitiness, some piney and some citrus hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, some caramel and piney hoppyness. OK, but too sweet and too much caramel. iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Copper pour with a nice head. Sweet smell of fruit and pine. Nice hoppy, piney bitterness that is balanced nicely with the malt flavor. A very drinkable pale ale but I wasn’t as blown away with it as I thought I would be.