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.