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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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chinreallyfat (21) - Chula Vista, California, USA - OCT 31, 2004
Another fine Ale from Stone. This one is at least the equal to Sierra Nevada, but with Stone IPA and Arogant Bastard on Tap,this one finishes third.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nmoskop (79) - Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2004
This is a perfect example of an american pale ale in my opinion. Better than Sierra Nevada with a particular taste that I can recognize as Stone. Some wrote that this was an overly malty brew but to me the hops are clearly there, in the aroma and taste. This is the kind of beer I can drink on any occasion....like right now.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2004
Clear amber/orange beer with a creamy light tan head. Sweet caramelly aroma with milk chocolate and fruit tones. Very nice balanced and very delicious. Flavor starts sweet caramelly and ends with a bitter hoppyness. Notes of raisins and chocolate. Soft and tasty and another excellent beer from a world class brewery!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2141) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 14, 2004
Dark copper body with a minimum amount of head. Not a stong aroma or flavor like all the other Stone’s. Has a nice thick texture but does lack some flavor. The hops are mild and the malt is too giving room for the honey and flower sweetness i sense. Had this numerous times on tap and 6 packs but now i finally bought a pint and got around to critiquing it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BJM8 (17) - USA - OCT 11, 2004
Clean, crisp, clear. A good session beer worth buying over and over again. Stone knows how to make good beers. This one is not great...just good again and again!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2004
Bottle. This is a very, very malty beer. So many malts that the best one word to describe this is earthy. There is a nice bitter there that borders on too much. I love Stone, but this one just didn’t do it for me. Too musty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ricardowess (25) - Sedona, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2004 Clear amber color - small head. Not as hoppy as I had expected- partially covered by light caramel malts. Sweet mouthfeel and no aftertaste- easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Light amber color and makes a medium white head. Smell has a slightly roasted malt characteristic, but not too exciting. Flavor is interesting.. it opens up spicy and sweet, roasted, nutty and has a nice bitter hop finish. Mouthfeel is a solid medium, has a slightly sticky syrup aspect that sticks to the mouth and throat as it goes down. I like it, its a good session beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Pours a clear amber/copper color with good head and lacing. Very malty/bread-like nose. Malty flavor with a nice hop bite. Very clean finish. This beer is very well balanced, not over-the-top like some of Stone’s other beers I have tried. I guess that’s the point.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2004
A hazy amber beer with an OK head. The aroma is hoppy sweet and the flavor is dry malty with notes of aroma hops and caramel.


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