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RATINGS: 1627   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2003
Full red amber; foresty nose w/ some candyish notes. Earthy, chewy character with notes of cocoa and wisps of lemony hops overlaying a solid malt footing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2003
Aroma is sweet, the taste is impressive and lasts throughout the entire bottle, leaves a good aftertaste. Definitely desirable and good for lunch or dinner. RERATE 01/03/03: Perhaps a bit giddy on my last rating...my first taste in many months. Good malty sweetness to be found everywhere...a caramel malt base provides for a sweet smell and a good thorough taste...a little light on appearance from the tap however...thinning head and mild carbonation. Still an excellent delicacy from Stone.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymow (798) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2003
Nice color and flavor. A good, quality beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Nose gives a preview of hops and malt lying ahead, and nothing else. Nice amber hue and very little head on top. It is a very nice balance of hops and malt for a pale ale. The hops jump all over your palate, then the malt pushes them out of the way for a very well rounded ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3318) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2002
Sparkling amber, lasting off white head.Faint hop nose.Mellow hop flavor, which is slightly light for pale ale

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TChrome (1415) - Bedford, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2002
It is very rare that I can sum up a beer with one word, but in the case of this fine brew, one word comes to mind: BALANCE. The malty sweetness and the hoppy bitterness coexist in a perfect symetry. Walks a wonderful line between hops and malt. Wonderful.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
document (36) - USA - DEC 13, 2002
Maybe I should try again. I didn’t get this beer at all. Just kind of run of the mill good quality pale ale; not enough hops for me, and too much malt.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2002
Pours a nice copper color with a good sized head, subtle floral aroma, good malty taste with nice hop balance, not the hoppiest of pales but quite nice

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - NOV 26, 2002
Very nice to look at, lovely complex flavor, excellent balance and finish. Would love to try this on tap, but in the mean time I’ll have another bottle please.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 4/7/02: Big head for a bottled beer...superb aroma, hops galore, sweet and puckery... and even better on tap..perhaps the best pale ale i’ve had on tap, but bottled... its slightly less hoppy and less sweet..A great californian pale ale from a great brewery..recommended... Re-rate 8/2/02: Not as godly as I once thought...still good and recommended but pale ale’s lack the complexity I now desire and require


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