dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Clean, but needs a little more hops to refresh me. A mild ale with more malt than hops, really rich in the maltiness as it says. Stone makes great beer, duh, but this isn’t the variety for me. fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2011
A hazy brown beer with a small beige head. The aroma is light, but has some citrus and grassy hops. The flavor has a strong malt character with quite a bit of bitterness. I miss some of the nicer hops flavors here, it just seems to be simple and bitter. Stellaaaa (270) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Pours an orange colour with a medium sized white head. The aroma is of grapefruit and pine. The taste is of dry, slightly grainy malt with a piney, bitter hop bite. Not a bad beer, but not one of my favourites. stouby (4666) - Holbæk, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2011
Draught at Birch & Barley/Churchkey.
Clear dark amber color with a white head, nice lacing. Aroma moderfate malty (caramel, roasted), moderate to heavy hoppy (citrus, pine, floral). Flavor light sweet, heavy bitter. Medium body, medium carbonation. A good, solid pale ale. ansjelaah (1748) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2011
Gedronken bij Moeder Lambic in Brussel, viel tegenover de levitation en de smoked porter een beetje tegen. Leek meer op pils, verder wel fris en bitter.
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2011
The malts of double bastard without the hop bite, simple stone profile, I’m not feeling them. Don’t know what the huge appeal is hirigalzkar (3158) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2011
Bottle (may have been old). Strange marzipan-like aroma. The taste is very green, lots of grassy notes, and citrus. Medium bitterness. tderoeck (9681) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2011
22/11/2011 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB:10/11/11 (2011-665) rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2012
Little cloudy deep orange to copper red beer, big creamy white head, pretty stable, very adhesive with nice lacing. Aroma: very fruity, sweet peaches, maraschino cherries, pretty sweet, very ripe fruits. MF: ok carbon, medium to light body. Taste: citric start, grapefruit, bit off, some vinegar, unpleasant bitterness, bit cheesy. Aftertaste: pretty bitter and dry, bit medicinal, aspirin bitterness.
355 ml bottle at Konttori, Tampere, Finland.Dogbrick (13010) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2002
Dark amber colour with tiny off-white head.
Fruity and berry aroma with some caramel sweetness.
Sweetish fruity hoppy and malty flavour. Thinnish.
Tasted at the Barrelhouse Brewing Company Microbrew Fest on November 9. After trying some of Stone’s "bigger" beers like Ruination, Double Bastard and the Russian Imperial Stout this one seems tame by comparison. I found both the aroma and the flavor to be rather subdued. More malt character than the typical APA but still not a bad brew. A good intro to the Stone line.