Bill Becker (1998) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 26, 2017 3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[A] Caramel and amber smell. Malty. With citrus, honey, nuts. [A] Dark amber orange. White head. [F] Pale and crackery malts. Caramel. Reasonable hop bitter. Pretty straightforward. [P] Great drinkability. Mild feel. [O] Decent, though, I’d take an Alpha King or Dale’s Pale over this any day of the week. Seems English, yes. I probably wouldn’t buy a 6er for 10 or 11 dollars unless it was fresh, and there was nothing else of interest available. A single bottle was enough for now.
From Jun 2007
Purchased as part of a mixed 6pack from Wilbur's Liquors in Ft Collins.
This pours from 12oz bottle a hazy orange amber with a medium sized head of foam that dissipated quickly leaving a few islands and it has some nice lacing.
The smell is on the sweet side. I get caramel malt with just a touch of hops and some fruit.
The taste on first sip has some good malty sweetness up front with a solid backbone of hop bitterness that comes in about midway through and dominates the finish but it's not overly aggressive and I'm liking it. A few more sips in and I'm beginning to realize that this APA is all about balance and I start to notice a fruitiness in the flavour that I mentioned in the nose. Maybe cherry? Dang, this is certainly a drinkable example of the style and now I wish I had bought at least a 6pack. Oh well, I can cure that on my next trip to the Fort. ;^)
Bottom line: This a great APA that I can highly recommend. See some grab some.
ads135 (5207) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 30, 2017
Pretty surprised by this beer the first time I tried in back in 2011 at a Flying Saucer stone tasting in 2011. Considering the modus operandi of stone, the subtlety of this beer, its balance between caramelly sweetness and citrus hops, it quite nice. Grumbo (4252) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2017
Bottle, from US. Backlog entry. Entering my historic scores for US beers whilst visiting New York. No tasting notes kept, just rating. john44 (3454) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2017
Bottle. Deep amber in colour. Hoppy; piney and grassy hops. Fruity; grapefruit citrus. Malty; sweet toasty malts, caramel. Nice hop/fruit/malt balance. Refreshing. Very drinkable. (2010-10)
Borup (15914) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2016
Sample at DØE 2016. Hazy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, malt, caramel, citrus and bitterness.
mice (1095) - FINLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Kuparinen, punertavanruskea kirkkaahko olut, joka ei vaahtoa juuri lainkaan. Tuoksussa humalaa, havuisuutta, sitruksisuutta sekä jokin - ei niin miellyttävä - sivutuoksu, josta en saa päähäni mitä se on. Maku mielenkiintoinen yhdistelmä karamellista makeutta ja greippistä katkeroa. Katkeran greippinen jälkimaku. Keskiasteinen suutuntuma ja sopivasti hiilihappoja. Voodoo (714) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2016
Pours a murky amber with a thin white head which is gone quickly........aroma is slight earth, sweet malts......taste is medium mouthfeel, earth, bitterness tailing off into a slight metallic finish. BeerRenter76 (1053) - Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Originally rated on 9/16/08. Another good offering from the Stone brewing co. Thier pale ale pours a deep burnt copper colored body, the head is a little on the thin side though. Aroma of sweet malts and floral hops. Flavor gravitates towards earthy malts and the hops compliment nicely. Overall a pretty fine pale ale. melush (4957) - SPAIN - JUN 24, 2016
@ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain.
T: Malt, sweet, slightly hoppy. bubblehouse (1556) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Not as good as their ipas but still tasty and very drinkable. Would drink again.