Thursday, January 24, 2008

Tasting: Stone Pale Ale

Tasting: Chilled to 50~60 degrees (f) from a pint glass.

Appearance: 3/3 beautiful amber color, very clear.
Head: 3/3 Nice head that lasts the whole glass.
Aroma: 3/3 Floral, mild malt aroma, very pleasant.
Flavor: 3/3 Faint malt and medium hops, sharp but not bitter.
Mouth feel: 3/3 Medium carbonation, medium-light body, pleasant flavor of hops linger.
Overall: 3/3 This beer is what I would like to achieve with our Pale Ale, with perhaps a bit less hop bitterness and a touch more fruity.
Buzz: 2/3 mild buzz after 1 glass.

Stone is the giant among our local breweries, and I have had this Pale Ale before and really enjoy it. I plan to visit their brewery sometime in the next few weeks.

1 comment:

Andrew Campbell said...


Will check this one out. I do like my Pale Ales -- if you like Browns and haven't tried this one, I am enjoying a nice, not-too-heavy chocolatey Left Hand Deep Cover brown ale.