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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6426) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2003
Copper hue with good head and lace. I expected a big hop aroma but instead it has a nose of caramel malts, aromatic hops, citrus, earthy yeast, buttered biscuit. The taste was more hoppy, crisp pine noted. Undertones of malt and smoke. Dry and slighty bitter finish. Very quaffable indeed, recommended.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2004 Fresh aroma, beautiful clear orange hues with a head that dissapates rather quickly. Hop combination is refreshingly citrus with orange flavor predominating,malt perfectly apparent, finishes clean. In my opinion this is the standard -bearer for "American Pale ales"

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - SEP 3, 2003
Fun aroma, compared to the flavor. Aroma of sweet malts and caramel. Flavor of fresh boiling hops and flavor hops. Finish is a wonderfully rounded combo of first dry malty then sweet maltly. Generous hops make it more than interesting. A nicely done pale ale. Not my favorite style right now but great in its class.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2003
nice pale with strong flavoring, not bitter, just right for a nice summer night!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kumite56 (473) - 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.


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