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RATINGS: 1692   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep amber in color, Stone Pale Ale is robust and full flavored. A delicate hop aroma is complemented by a rich maltiness.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3489) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2003
Deep amber with a reddish-orange hue. Creamy and thickish mouthfeel, even fluffy at times; rewarding. Darkly toasted malts (deeply toasted bread, but not quite "burnt") with an underlying sweetness (cooked caramel with a hint of cocoa). Grassy, slightly herbal hop aromas balance the malts nicely (though, I have to admit, I was hoping for a little more). Decent bitterness in the finish lingers deeply into the aftertaste. Easily quaffable, tasty and pleasant to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2003
pours orange and cloudy with a white head. nose is a little hoppy. flavor is smooth, no over the top hops, solid malt presence. nothing to go nuts over but a good example of an apa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2003
(draught) Deep copper with piney hops aroma. Nice hops kick up front that is balanced by malt in the middle. Excellent APA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Aroma of apricots and other assorted fruits as well as big West Coast hops. Color is a red-tinted gold. Flavor is fruity up front with a satisfying hoppy finish. Good mouthfeel and a great pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3835) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2003
Great aroma--the West Coast hopping is muted into a pleasant fruit-juice like fusion on top of maltiness that anticipates a balanced bitterness. The flavors are less exciting, even ending bland, with a basic palate, some lingering astringency and bitterness. Golden amber color. Ho-hum, and a candidate for "over-rated" in my opinion.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2003
Dark amber orange. A fairly hoppy aroma, with a nice wet malt presence that offers a nice balance to an aroma I expected to be one sided. Nice flavours with lots of oranges, whole wheat & rye dough, pine and good malt. A pleasant beer with a good array of flavours. . .

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeM500 (1907) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2003
Piney hops aroma, nutty-caramel malts. Very flavorful, simple, balanced, and satisfying. This should be pictured in the dictionary under "APA".

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2003
A nice amber color with a moderately sized off-white head. The aroma has a nice blend of hops and malt. A bit of caramel, nut, whole grains, oranges, pine sap and a hint of dry alcohol. The flavor also had a nice balance of malt and hops. A nicely crafted, tasty beer with plenty of character.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1741) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2003
Really pale flavors with some rye, wheat, and grain textures. Mild hop flavors. Would expect some more boldness for an APA from this brewery. Decent but standard.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 4, 2003
I hate to report that this is the first brew from Stone that I though was sub-par in anyway. The color is a deep amber, why not call it what it is,... an amber, and the hop character was,... non-existent. Very unimpressive and so many of you rated it really well. I hope it is not due to a certain expectation of rating for this brewer.


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