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RATINGS: 1717   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Deep amber in color, Stone Pale Ale is robust and full flavored. A delicate hop aroma is complemented by a rich maltiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - AUG 13, 2006
12oz bottle poured a clear amber color with a nice off white head. Aroma was mostly Carmel malt with small hop notes. Taste was well rounded not leaning too much on the hops or the malts. Good pale with nothing to special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimvy (131) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Bottle. Aroma is light pine with some floral notes. Reddish copper color; brilliant clarity with light tan head that last. Flavor is a very good balance between malt and hops. Bitterness is mellow, not quite as sharp as I’d like. Overall, a well balanced APA though a little less hops than I would like or expect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5770) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2006
12 oz bottle, via IrishBoy. Pours a clear orangish copper colored body under a generous foamy bone white head with good retention. Aroma is a balance between sweet caramel and toasted malts and a light citric hoppiness. Flavor is your basic APA, fairly light on the hoppiness up front, but a nice bitterness on the finish. Malt is well represented mid swallow. Well balanced overall. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with active but soft carbonation. A pretty nice beer, but I can never get too excited about an APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Clear amber under a pretty tall white head with good retention. Fresh floral aroma with a little lemon zest, some pine resin and hops. Full bodied flavor with more malt than anticipated from the aroma. Citrusy, crisp and hoppy. Full mouthfeel and a crisp, dry finish. If this beer was available out here, it would be my standard APA. Another great beer from Stone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
On tap at the brewery. A nice tasting easy drinking brew. The IPA’s and imperials rock, but you wouldn’t want to slam pitchers of them. This is a nice brew that is complex enough to impress beer geeks, but simple enough not to scare way all the "Amstel Light" Kids....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2006
12oz bottle via trade with Duane! - Thanks Duane! - Pours amber with a fair sized offwhite head. Aromas of bready malts and some orange as well as some grassy notes and toffee. Flavor is quite sweet surprisingly. Lots of caramel, and toffee notes, but also some orange, and a bit of citrus on the finish. Surprising for a Stone brew to not be more hop dominant. Palate is crisp and clean and this one is a great session brew though. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (2356) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2006
From the bottle.

Pours a moderate amber; the aroma is pine and cracker malt. The flavor is a nice big dry hop blast (by APA standards, anyway). This is an aggressive APA in the SNPA vein, amply carbonated, enjoyable to drink, suffering slightly on the finish as some graininess emerges. Very nice nevertheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2298) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 7, 2006
Amber in colour with medium carbonation. Very bready aroma, with some secondary notes of toffee, manderin oranges, and a bit of pepper. Medium bodied, with flavors of caramel malts, cookie dough, mild green hops, and a bit more toffee. Medium bitterness. Much less hop dominant than I had expected. It seems more like an amber ale than a pale ale to me. Good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2006
Light brown – medium white head- malt, hazelnut, brown sugar nose - bitter hops, malt, pine hops, fresh but lingering taste- medium body- aftertaste malty with a little hops

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - JUL 3, 2006
Nice citrus, sweet aroma. Poured amber. Body is a little creamy. Flavor has nice balance of citrus and falts. A damn good APA.

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