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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (9963) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2002
This beer rocks. Wonderful aroma of rich malt and lively hops. Alcohol, caramel, toffee, vanilla and a unique hop spiciness are evident in the nose as well. A beautiful, sparkling, deep amber hue. Large, white, creamy head with excellent lacing. Mostly diminishing... eventually. The flavor is superb. Creamy rich malt. Slightly sweet up front. Medium bitter on the backside. Very well balanced. Notes of toffee, honey and caramel. Medium-bodied. Lively carbonation with a creamy mouthfeel. Nice, dry, crisp finish. Excellent pale ale. If I lived in Southern California, not many days would go by when I woudn’t enjoy one of these beautys. Reminds me a bit of Rogue’s Dead Guy Ale. If you enjoy this beer, you will certainly enjoy the Rogue as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2002
Nice hop aroma with hints of caramel, pours a deep amber color with a nice head. Starts out malty but finishes long and hop bittery. This is what a pale ale should be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (5407) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 4, 2002
This is more balanced than Ruination, but still has that Stone Character. Very hoppy, but a nice malt balance. This is the closest I’ve had to a Session beer from Stone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2007 White head laced the rim of the glass after this beer settled. Color is a translucent brownish gold. The hops & malt were very balanced in this one. Excellent pale ale by Stone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2002
Ahh, a nice package of Stone arrived for me on Halloween. First off I try the Pale. This beer amber color and filtered. The taste was smooth and malty- slighty fruity. A pretty dank beer if I must say so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2002
Essence of lemony citrus in the nose and body. Cloudy light amber color, nice white head that is creamy around the edge. Somewhat watery towards the finish but as alcfron pointed out, does "thicken" when warming a bit. lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - OCT 27, 2002
While I’ve had the Stone Pale Ale many times in the past, I had it on tap today and felt compelled to rate it. The Pale has a slight head and a mahogany tint - just a couple shades lighter than the arrogant bastard. The Stone Pale Ale is probably one of the more drinkable Pales I’ve had as it has a hoppy taste with just the right amount of malt. Drinkable? Yes. Best Stone beer? No.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2002
Started a wee bit thin and bubbly, but it was too cold. Let it sit a while - perfect - thick, smooth, soooothing, some nice ’cookie’ malts. finish is hoppy and warming - a real delight.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2004 5/25/2004 12oz bottle: Sweet hoppy aroma supports a caramel malty body. Light piney sweetness and dry hoppy bitterness near the finish. A decent pale ale. 10/14/2002 22oz bottle: It pours with a very thick, white, lacy head that lasted the whole glass. Most full-bodied pale ale I've had. It has a very pleasant hoppy and sweet malty aroma. The body is bittersweet with lots of caramel malt. Very drinkable, and a definite must-try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2002
My first Stone beer. Oh wow. Ice tea-amber colored body, medium carbo, and an average head. Nice, round hop aroma. Very prominent hops actually, but soft at the same time. Not particularly piney or astringent, lightly floral (honeysuckle), and sweet biscuity malt. The balance struck here is undeniable. Becomes tangy as it warms up. Less citrusy than Alpha King, and not as pungently bitter as SNPA, this is an extraordinary and singular pale ale. Thanks to CaptainCougar.

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