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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2002
Smooth malty taste at first yielding a strong hoppy finish that makes it quite an enjoyable beer. Another winner from Stone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2002
This is probably one of the more interesting pale ales I’ve ever met. There’s a glowing orange warmth to the color and a sweet, lightly citrus tinge to the nose. It starts out kind of sweet and lemony, then grabs you with a pretty large hop finish. Even for the big taste, this is still a very refreshing beer. This is what everyday beers should be like. I think I’ll have another...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - AUG 11, 2002
Very very good. One notch above Sierra Nevada, and that is a compliment. Very refreshing and easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CE619 (81) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2002
very well made. perfectly balanced between sweet caramel malt and just the right touch of hops

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2002
Re-Rate 08/06/02: ’What the hell, been 7 months since I had a ’Stone Pale Ale’, been concentrating to Frigging Hard’ on this 5000th beer crap. Well, I’m going to fix that ’Rat Now’. Pours a deep amber to copper color, the head is generous, creamy and biege, the lace by the tons. Nose is a nice deep sweet malt, hints of caramel, and the little ’Hop Flowers’, I love so much. Front is malt sweet, top is medium, the finish is ’Hop Heaven’, dry, acidic, and still ranks as one of my top two pale ales. Ranks #206 on my current 1000 beer master list.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2002
Pours with a large foamy head, on a clear orange body. Pleasant hops/fruity aroma. Caramel taste, not very bitter, ends dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2002
Excellent pale ale: good transition between hops and malt. I’d love some more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2002
Classic pale appearance. Lacy creamy,rocky,head. Aroma is scary.Grainy,straw,earthy,aroma.Almost smells stale.Oh,no.Taste is stellar for a beer with this aroma.Well made taste. Sweet front,caramel&perfectly roasted grains follow.Finish has a perfect bitterness.Suprisingly tame for a Stone product.IMO that is a good thing.Very robust and very full of flavor.Excellent but not the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 11, 2002
I was as impressed as most with this brew. It was a little bland, as is their smoked porter. Their are better pales out their.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
john.hoff@attbi.com99 (3) - Glenview, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2002 does not count
Top of the pale ales. Obviously made with care to a balancing of flavor and aroma.

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