document (36) - USA - DEC 13, 2002
Maybe I should try again. I didn't get this beer at all. Just kind of run of the mill good quality pale ale; not enough hops for me, and too much malt. Oakes (18756) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2003
Full red amber; foresty nose w/ some candyish notes. Earthy, chewy character with notes of cocoa and wisps of lemony hops overlaying a solid malt footing. ClarkVV (6862) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 30, 2004
2004 bottle. Orange-amber-yellow with some very light reds. Decent off-white head, quite foamy, lots of lacing. Clear. Smells very dry of hops, paper, biscuits, white bread. Flavor is hugely dry, not overly bitter, but just so dry you wonder where the malt is. Definitely strong for the style, though I really like that. Flavor is certainly crisp and clean, I just can’t seem to get used to the huge dryness of the malt and hops. shadey (2152) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2005
Red clear color with not much head. Light hop aroma with some malt. Smooth mouth, light hoppy character. Very easy to drink. radiomgb (2838) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2005
Bottle. Caramel-amber in colour. Aroma of mild hops and some soft cookie malts. The flavour was slightly sweet, some caraml and cookies, doughy malts. Mild body, mild carbonation. Finishes with a mild bitterness, medium length.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2005
Tasted during trip to california. 65 cl Bottle. Light amber colour with a biege head. Light aroma of malt and fruitness. Great flavour that ends little dry. A nice easy drinking beer. awaisanen (1310) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Very nice oaky amber color with a thin golden head. Subtle hop aromas with a touch of clover and lemon rind. The flavors are nice and floral with some light malts as well, but the consistency is a bit thin. Overall, a nice, light, even balance between the hops and malts. barleyPops (1183) - 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 (6905) - 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 (6714) - St. Louis, 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.