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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2002
Started a wee bit thin and bubbly, but it was too cold. Let it sit a while - perfect - thick, smooth, soooothing, some nice ’cookie’ malts. finish is hoppy and warming - a real delight.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2004 5/25/2004 12oz bottle: Sweet hoppy aroma supports a caramel malty body. Light piney sweetness and dry hoppy bitterness near the finish. A decent pale ale. 10/14/2002 22oz bottle: It pours with a very thick, white, lacy head that lasted the whole glass. Most full-bodied pale ale I've had. It has a very pleasant hoppy and sweet malty aroma. The body is bittersweet with lots of caramel malt. Very drinkable, and a definite must-try.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2002
My first Stone beer. Oh wow. Ice tea-amber colored body, medium carbo, and an average head. Nice, round hop aroma. Very prominent hops actually, but soft at the same time. Not particularly piney or astringent, lightly floral (honeysuckle), and sweet biscuity malt. The balance struck here is undeniable. Becomes tangy as it warms up. Less citrusy than Alpha King, and not as pungently bitter as SNPA, this is an extraordinary and singular pale ale. Thanks to CaptainCougar.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
Amber color, medium head. Medium bodied ale. Very hoppy, medium bitterness. Nice balance of malt and hops, taste is slightly spicy. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Etched beer bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARMed (597) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2002
The aroma was very orange citrus. I did not like to overall aroma. Excellent head and lacing characteristics. Very nice taste with a full-bodied flavor. Very nice amber color as well. Not a dramatic beer but a very nice Pale Ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2002
This beer looks and pours incredible. Very nice hops for a pale and a surpring malt backbone - giving this beer a sweet flavor. It is also a tad bubbly for my taste - the only thing holding it back from higher rating.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2007 Nice dark red-amber color ... musty, malty aroma. Big solid head of bubbly foam. Bit of a watery texture, but a nice smoky bitterness, hop flavor with an almost buttery twist. Maybe a bit doughy. Nice solid pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2002
I remember thinking this was a very good beer, but never wrote down actual ratings. So this is just from memory.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 27, 2002
Couldn’t get much aroma off this beer (yeah i swirled it around). What i did get was, surprise, hop bitterness and fruityness. Copper in color with creamy off white head. Dry, hoppy bitterness with undertones of mellon, perhaps, slightly there. Hops obviously dominates but there is enough malt to make in interesting. Leaves a nice lace around the glass. Great beer. Stone rocks!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 23, 2002
Top notch pale. Big hop bite balanced nicely by just enough malt. Stone is just top notch.


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