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RATINGS: 1680   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


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 (8464) - 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!

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 (1153) - 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.


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