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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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kumite56 (472) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2003
Deep amber color. Small off-white head mostly diminishing. Aroma is strong hoppy aroma (pine). I must admit on the front end that I love an IPA. In this case this is one of the better varieties of same. Strong hoppy, bitter taste but with substantial malt backbone. Full bodied. A good effort Stone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - AUG 13, 2003
I love stone. Awesome hops complement smooth malts. I love the hoppy finish of this brew. GREAT.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 20, 2003
nice beautiful fat thick head on a light amber colored body, kind of a soapy flavor, crisp, kind of wimpy... not as good as the rest of the brews...

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2003
(bottle) Yum. I thought that I had had this one before, but I guess not. This is a vrey nicely made pale ale. Nicely hopped that can be sensed in the aroma and taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2003
This was better than the IPA I just had.Not as hoppy and more body.HAd a less bittter taste.Not bad from the Stoners.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2003 I found this ale to be even better than their IPA. Outstanding slightly hazy deep amber colored with full size head. Excellent retention leaving a fully laced glass. Amazingly fresh aroma of grains and hops could have easily passsed for a draught beer. Full bodied and smooth with a slight crispness, fantastic mouthfeel. Malts are really standing out ahead of the hop aroma. Flavor is a terrific balance between the malt and hops, grainy,rich,slightly bitter and sweet at the same time. It's great to see an ale that is well balanced and can showcase good malt flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8497) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2003
Bright shining amber orange. Large light tan head. Subtle hop aroma of peaches and orange peel, with some hints of soap and flowers as well. A nice even and mild flavor, with robust malt tones. While it is nice, with a pleasing hop finish, this seems to be missing a final kick that would allow it to crossover to outstanding.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SoylentBlack (123) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 24, 2003
I picked up a bottle of this because it was rated so high here. Wow! Perfectly balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 12, 2003
Just a good American pale ale. Nice head, nice aroma, nice :) IMHO, not as good as their IPA, their Ruination IPA or, certainly, the Bastards, but still and excellent pale ale, to be sure.

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!


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