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RATINGS: 1631   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Deep amber in color, Stone Pale Ale is robust and full flavored. A delicate hop aroma is complemented by a rich maltiness.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10544) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2005
Tap. Deep amber color with medium white head. Great aroma of complex hops and sweet. Flavor was full and the finish was long and pleasent. I will be seeking out more of Stone brews.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2005
bottle. rich hop aroma backed by lush sweet maltiness. orange-copper colour with a small white head and sheets of white lace. sharp hoppiness, soft biscuit malts. Long lingering bitter finish. A great thirst quencher. Damn you LCBO for not importing any Stone products.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jigglyjock (161) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2005
Pours an off honey color. Has a medium ambery tinted head that lasts for about a minute with little cratering. Aroma of malt, nitrous oxide, and a slight sourness. I was supprised by the taste of this highly acclaimed beer. It was not as good as everyone raves. It is an ordinary tasting pale ale. Mostly malty with a slight hop after taste; no unique aftertastes. If you want an origanal pale ale try Flying Dog’s or even Sierra Nevada’s.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 28, 2005
Orange color and a decently thick head that left nice lacing. Mild aromas of piney hops. Balanced flavors, with slightly bready malts and hops that have a bit of a citrusy (lemon?) touch. Decent, but not as good as Burning River or Denver Pale Ale, IMO.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2005
Sort of a grainey yeast aroma, a nice blend of malt and hopbut not enough emphasis on hops for a pale ale and especially for a Stone product, nice enough but not great like Ruination or the IPA

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
giarcsr (103) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 15, 2005
The guy I drank this with described it as Sierra Nevada, only doubled and also said that this should be Stone’s IPA. In a way he’s right. This is totally a flavorful pale ale and to say it’s double Sierra Nevada is in my opinion, about right. As for the IPA remark this guy made, the only thing I will say is that I’ve had IPA’s that aren’t as hoppy as this beer is. Good example of a pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2005
(Bottle) Pours an orangish-amber body witha large beige head. Hoppy aroma. Flavor of hops with a malty base. Bitter finish.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dub85323 (9) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2004 does not count
This is a great pale ale. Fantastic hop aroma with a nice sweet malty finish. Luckily, I can get this about anywhere around my way in AZ. Life is good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - DEC 20, 2004
Tap. Amber color, white head, medium in size and some decent lacing. Nose is generally of malt, nice and aromatic. Malt dominates the flavor, but some nice citrus notes and the hops keep it crisp and bitter. Hops become more pronounced in the finish. A fantastic pale ale, and about what I would expect from Stone.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Man I love this beer. Had it on tap for my M.S. graduation. 30 of us floated the keg in under 6 hours. Not trying to establish our drinking prowess so much as its greatness as a beer. Women who normally drink only Coors Light were putting this down at an appreciable rate. The deep orange color is an impressive match to the slight citrus and grass proffered by the hops. An incredibly smooth and malty Pale Ale, the hops are no mere afterthought, but rather a necessary and quite visible travelling buddy to the slightly sweet malt on a journey to your drinking pleasure.


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