LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - APR 3, 2009
Appearance: Pours a translucent amber with a 1/2 inch of thick white foam topping of head.
Aroma: Light whiffs of malt sweetness
Taste: Starts off with heavy bitter hops. Then I get a nice English-like maltiness followed by some more bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Very carbonated and medium bodied.
Overall: A way better session beer than Levitation, an agressively hopped pale for fure. I like a bit more crispness and citrus in my California Pale Ales. jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2009
(Bottle). Pours a copper color. Medium off white head. Moderate to heavy lacing. Light hoppy aroma. Light hop and light alcohol flavor. Smooth finish. Moderate carbonation. harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAY 16, 2009
12 oz. Pours amber with white head. Mild citrus hop aroma . caramel malts. well balanced. nothing special. IndianaRed (4933) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 20, 2009
Bottle pours a clear deep amber with a frothy sandy colored head. Loght malty aro.a a bit of cardboardand wet grocery bags. Surprisinggly little of the west coast hops I expected. Woody light bitter malt flavor. Light pallettte that finishes quick. A bit dissapointing. thebeershoppe (1) - Yakima, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2009 does not count
a great pale, a nice balance of malt and hops. leaning a little towards the malt side. very enjoyable.
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2010
I expected a little more from a pale from stone. it was descent light citrus hops with some malt to balance things out in the aroma and flavor. maybe I had a bottle that was about three months old. I will have to revisit. JoeinDahlem (1590) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2010
An aromatic and malty amber ale that might have been refreshing if it hadn’t coated your tongue with hairy hop resin. Harsh and sticky. My palate needs a shave. Interesting, I guess. Sweet and bitter beer that lacks subtlety. oldmanbaker (10) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Typical Stone product but less "oomph" to it. Pale golden color with frothy white head. Amazing aroma of hops typical of Stone. Lighter taste that lends it drinkability compared to other Stone brews. Basically, a "lighter" version of their IPA, and thus not as good. dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Bottle pours amber with off white 2 finger head. Aroma is mild roast, caramel, and a slightly grassy hop profile. Taste is toffee with a resiny and spruce-y hop profile. Body is medium and oily with average carbonation and a dry bitter finish. Overall, this is a solid beer but not nearly as exciting as other offerings I’ve had from Stone. Middle of the road as compared to the other great pale ales I have sampled in the past few weeks. What’s really odd is that I’ve really enjoyed this beer in the past but it somehow tastes different (inferior) than it did last year. TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a thick head. Fairly dull aroma of toasted malt. The flavor is also quite malty - and a little bit soapy - with a hint of citrus hops on the finish. Seems out of balance - not one of Stone’s better beers.