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RATINGS: 1692   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep amber in color, Stone Pale Ale is robust and full flavored. A delicate hop aroma is complemented by a rich maltiness.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frozen_glass (51) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Interesting smell that I’m having trouble putting into words. A bit of butteriness from the hops over the malts with notes of hay and nuts. Hazy gold brown color with a white head that crawls up the glass. Bitterness on the front and the roof of the mouth that lingers paired with sweetness throughout. Light-medium body with a little slickness that leaves an impression. Tough to put in to words just how well they nailed the "stone" aspect. Maybe I’m just susceptible to the framing, but it does have that arid rocky character.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1258) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2015
Tap at Redhot Munich, 30th July 15. Pours clean and clear, aroma is bitter grapefruit slight metallic. Taste is bitter, citrus, bitterness lingers, refreshing. Very nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (9021) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle. Orange malt and peel aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange-pineapple malt and moderately bitter lightly herbal grapefruit peel flavor. Nice body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (13911) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle @ Bishops Arms, Gustav Adolfs Torg. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 110715

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
AAEA (216) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
12FL OZ ($20 12pack) pretty smooth Pale Ale. Liked this one for its taste too. came off a tad IPA like which was not so great but it was hoppy. but overall its a great beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratpatrol1019 (52) - Palm desert, California, USA - JUN 9, 2015
I am going to miss this old friend. Pale 2.0 is bad. This one was great pine and subtle floral hop aroma. Taste of light malts and super fresh hops. Great dry finish, a superb pale ale. Sorry to see it go.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlennHendry (121) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
Smells of sweet malts and pine. It was quite complex and actually more like Arrogant Bastard than Stone IPA. Dark fruits on the tongue with more pine and hints of citrus and cherry. Far more robust than the ABV would indicate.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (502) - - MAY 31, 2015
Amber, hazy, tall head. Full body, moderate flavor, silky texture, good carbonation, low heat, long palate. Moderate bitterness, dry but somehow pleasantly balanced, low acidity. Hoppy but also very malty, resiny and yeasty. Very drinkable, deliciously malty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonmac (676) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Tap at La Puerta in San Diego. Pint mug. Impressive near amber color. Golden tinge. White froth about a half finger. Taste represents the Stone name well...plenty of bitter hops reign supreme. Almost overpowers all else but grassy and floral notes try to come through. Lingering aftertaste that is committed to the cause. Good aggressive pale ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (90) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
One of my favorite American Pale Ales. Though I am new to hoppy beers, I have enjoyed the Stone offerings.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2716) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAY 19, 2015
This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a hazy burnt caramel color with a decent transparency about it. A semi - thick white foamy head dissipates to a rocky messiness running all around the glass. The smell had a sweet caramel malts up front with a light roasty nuttiness and a light biscuity / breadiness. Hops are slightly grassy with a light citrus underneath. The taste combines all of the previously mentioned flavors to blend yet keep mainly sweet through the malts. A lingering sweet maltiness leads in the aftertaste and leaves a semi-wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed good for the style and for me. Bitterness is fairly subdued as an APA still good for the most part. Overall, I say this was a pretty good APA that I could have again.


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