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RATINGS: 1666   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2008 Good standard offering from Stone. Great when you want a break from the bracing bitterness of their specialty ales but don’t want to give up the hops character you love. Really excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - MAR 11, 2005
A beautiful "Red" color with a big creamy tan head. Crystal malts and mild floral hopping. A mild hoppy front with a sugary middle a bitter finish and a lingering aftertaste. Well balanced and a good session beer but not on par with Stone’s other offerings.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Gold body, thinnish champagne head. Buttery malt nose. Reminds me of a homebrew I made (NT IPA) Sweet medium roasted malt. No killer hops here just a well balanced beer from Stone! Please start sending this out East. (Buffalo in particlar!)

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Copper in color, white head. Smells of hops - but not strong. Smells and tastes kind of nutty too. Hops are piney and grapefruity. Body is thick - full mouthfeel. While it tastes great, crisp and clean; it feels th ick and coats the mouth. A great pale. More daring than some pales I’ve tasted.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2005 This APA pours a full but transparent ruby with an excellent offwhite head. The nose is a very pleasant pineapple fruitiness. The tastes consist of a bit of a caramel maltiness and definite pineapple/citrus hops. This is a superb example of this style. Forgive me my vague description; it is more complex than I can describe.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2005
This beer poured a medium brown w/ golden orange highlights; slight head and medium lacing. The aroma was citrusy w/ slight malty sweetness, light fruit, and a hint of caramel. The flavor was grapefruity w/ hints of pine, malt, and light fruit. The mouthfeel was light and carbonated.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Obtained in a trade with DarkElf. Beautiful clear deep amber with a thick off-white head. Aroma of caramel, biscuits and floral hops. Taste has more of the same along with toasty malts, grapefruit/citrus and some pine. Very well balanced. Moderately sweet, bitter finish. Very full, round and creamy on the palate with lively carbonation. Some lacing on the glass, great head retention. Very good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Big thanks to footbalm for this. Eric set me up huge, and I’ve been looking for this for a long time. Pours ruby/copper with medium, off-white head. Aroma of malt, hops, slight black pepper, some citrus. Tastes caramel-malty, with a firm hop presence and some finishing barletwiney fruit (at a lower level). Smooth, dense palate. Similar to Alpha King, and just fantastic. This one is the red-headed step-child of Arrogant Bastard.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1787) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 1, 2005
poured a hazy reddish/orange with a creamy white head.as the head simmered down it left a nice bit of lacing.the aromas that met my nose were nuts,hops,and a bit of pine.the flavor is much of the same.nice medium mouthfeel.overall this is a very nice drinkable pale ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2005
Many months old. Reddish dark amber hue. fine lacing off-white cover. Soft cedar hops unveil a generous maltiness (caramelic) in the nose. Biscuity malts are the main flavor on the palate, but never dominating. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Great mouthfeel. Soft floral hops change into a resinous earthiness covers the teeth in the finish, but all remains mellow and diplomatic. Surprisingly well balanced, but perhaps unexciting as well.


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