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RATINGS: 1636   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2003
Draft: Nice, but not quite what I expect from Stone. Maybe the Ruination really ruined me!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 20, 2003
Lovely amber to reddish-brown color (depending on the light). Medium head, mostly diminishing with fair lacing. Nice aroma with hints of spice, herbs and dark bread. Very much fits the Stone profile of good malt body with robust hop bitterness. Very drinkable and as it's moderate in alcohol content a good social beer.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2003
Nice lacing. The aroma has a pasta type smell to it. Deep amber color. Typical Stone hoppy. Solid sweet malt undertones. A little acity on the palate. Sociable, a good lead in to other beers. Good, but I had better pale ales.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kyzr (1150) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - APR 22, 2003
Nice amber color with nice lacey head. Good solid aroma of hops that get your mouth watering. Flavor is nice and hoppy, but not as much as expected from the aroma. Great creamy texture with nice finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 12, 2003
Possesses a really nice aroma and a surprising amount of malt body. Of course, the hops are there, but something like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (the gold standard) probably has more hoppage than this beer. Very pleasant.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 8, 2003
Thin head with a nice amber color. Great tasting as I had explected from Stone Brewery. I love all their products I have tried.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2003
Draft at the Stone Kickoff at the Blind Tiger Ale House in NYC. Nice solid pale ale. Just the right amount hops.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2003
Bottled: Cobber coloured. Decent head, that has a medium lasting. Aroma is hoppy but not as much as other examples from this mighty brewery. Seems a little more balanced. Flavour is smooth and hoppy and gives a pleasant felling on the tongue. I very much like the balanced bitterness in the end. Yet another great beer from Herbjones in sunny ca. Many thanks.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2003
If, as the bottle say, this is their flagship beer, how come I can get every other of their non-seasonal except this one?! Regardless, hazy copper body topped by small beige head. Big hoppy aroma (grapefruit/flowery), supported by mild sweetness. Flavor is medium flowery hoppy, with hints of peach and grapefruit. Chewy body. No attempt to overwhelm you, which is somewhat unexpected in a Stone brew. Instead, what they've given is a delicious full-bodied beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gyruss77 (3) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 7, 2003 does not count
This, is perhaps the best ale in the world. I never new an ale could taste this good, right out of the bottle! The boys at Stone really know what there doing! They've taken brewing to another level!


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