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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.


3.9
   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 (11952) - 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.

5
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2004
22oz brown bomber with the standard stone silk screen design. I have no idea why this and their levitation ale never make it to out here but all their other brews and seasonals do. So this was ordered online. This one pours a great orange amber color with a good-sized head of off white. As the head disappears it leaves a beautiful lacing around the glass and beer. The aroma is predominantly citrus hops with a trailing sweetness from the malt. The taste of sweet malt briefly starts this one before the hop rush kicks in. The finish is a hop bitterness that counter balances the malts nicely. Mouthfeel is unusually thick for a pale ale but I like it, there is also a good amount of carbonation. This is a very drinkable beer as most are from stone and is a great pale ale. It really makes me wonder more why this isn’t as abundant in stores as the rest of their line. Oh well its definitely worth a try for anyone that comes across it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - NOV 25, 2004
UPDATED: APR 26, 2005 Darker in color than most pale ales...but the flavor is not as robust to match. Lots of sweetness in this one with a hoppy finish. Nutty taste. Feels kind of "light" for a Stone brew. Would rather be drinking thier IPA and I even prefer the quiet complexity of their Levitation Ale to this.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Large thanks to EnnisKillen for sending me this brew a couple weeks ago.

Pours a dark bronze body and a big fluffy kaki colored head. The aroma and flavor brought big suggestions of caramel, a note of honey, molasses, and a slight smokiness as well. It was impossible to miss all the ripe fruity notes, plums, apricot, peach, a Big hint towards sugared raisins and dates. No doubt that this PA leans a bit more toward the English side of the spectrum… although there was a hefty, but not overwhelming American style hop bite in the finish. I’ve gotta agree that this is yet another Tasty offering from Stone!

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - NOV 20, 2004
(on bottle) Has a very nice aroma of heavy fruits and burnt figs, powerfull for a "light" type as US pale ale, I should say. Nice dark copper color too. Watery mouthfeel and very high aroma/bitter hopping. I don´t know, guys, is it that good?! Maybe it´s just not my style...

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.


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