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RATINGS: 1676   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.


4.2
   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.

4.1
   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.

3.7
   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.

3.9
   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.

3.8
   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.

4.2
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
Amber color, medium head. Medium bodied ale. Very hoppy, medium bitterness. Nice balance of malt and hops, taste is slightly spicy. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Etched beer bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARMed (613) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2002
The aroma was very orange citrus. I did not like to overall aroma. Excellent head and lacing characteristics. Very nice taste with a full-bodied flavor. Very nice amber color as well. Not a dramatic beer but a very nice Pale Ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2002
This beer looks and pours incredible. Very nice hops for a pale and a surpring malt backbone - giving this beer a sweet flavor. It is also a tad bubbly for my taste - the only thing holding it back from higher rating.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5952) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2007 Nice dark red-amber color ... musty, malty aroma. Big solid head of bubbly foam. Bit of a watery texture, but a nice smoky bitterness, hop flavor with an almost buttery twist. Maybe a bit doughy. Nice solid pale ale.


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