raymow (1865) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2003
Nice color and flavor. A good, quality beer................................. Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2003
Nice lacing. The aroma has a pasta type smell to it. Deep amber color. Typical Stone hoppy. Solid sweet malt undertones. A little acity on the palate. Sociable, a good lead in to other beers. Good, but I had better pale ales. Nuffield (4245) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2003
Great aroma--the West Coast hopping is muted into a pleasant fruit-juice like fusion on top of maltiness that anticipates a balanced bitterness. The flavors are less exciting, even ending bland, with a basic palate, some lingering astringency and bitterness. Golden amber color. Ho-hum, and a candidate for "over-rated" in my opinion. FlacoAlto (4234) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2003
A nice, slightly hazy, copper color. Pours with a dense white head. Not as aromatic as I was hoping. There is a nice bitterness up front, as I take my first sip, it is accompanied by some biscuit - malty notes. There seems to be a lot of complexity missing here. A straight forward pale ale with not real defining characteristics. It is not balanced enough to work on a subtle level. It is certainly bitter, fairly clean flavors (light fruit, malt and some hoppy flavor contributions). Seems to be missing that certain Stone 'pizzazz'. Overall a decent beer, but I was hoping for something with a bit more definition. I need to see if I can get a known fresh bottle of this, to see if perhaps this is just past it's prime. OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Bottle, at the Freakin Frog. Ok nose, caramel, citrus,floral. Clean reddish copper color. Small to no head. Bitter sweet flavors, same as aroma, but more pronounced. Thinner body, little creaminess. Bitter dryish finish. Tasty pale ale. Traditional though. Nice to try since it doesn’t make it to Boston.
Ungstrup (38958) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2004
A hazy amber beer with an OK head. The aroma is hoppy sweet and the flavor is dry malty with notes of aroma hops and caramel. mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2005
clear orange colour. orangy hop aroma with a hint of wood. flavour starts sweet and malty and mildly buttery. finishes spicy, pithy and bitter. not bad RichardGretton (4862) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2007
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2007. Golden brown beer with a lightly fruity and malty aroma and a golden beer malty flavour. Overall an OK fruity and malty beer.
Cask @ GBBF ’07. Dark amber colour with off-white head. Aroma is malt / hops. Taste is fruity / hops / malty. Pretty good PA, although not the best on offer. DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2007
GBBF. Nose of hops, fruit and citrus. Pours a cloudy amber colour. Taste is light and fruity. Hops are fresh. A nice American pale ale.