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RATINGS: 1692   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.


4.4
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Piotr (51) - POLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Poured dark copper colour, the aroma isnít very intensive, some hoppes and fruits, a bit flat, nicely balanced with rather rich body. Very drinkable and enjoyable, a bitter aftertaste which is very nice. Deserves the score!

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 Iím 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 Iím just susceptible to the framing, but it does have that arid rocky character.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tambrico (50) - New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Pours dark amber with a thin white head. Mild caramel bready aroma. Taste is again caramel sweetness. Sweetness is nicely balanced out by hop bitterness that isnít too overwhelming. This is a very well balanced and smooth beer. Extremely high drink-ability. I would recommend this beer for getting your friends into craft beer (although I like to use Arrogant Bastard for the lulz). I could drink this beer every day. Awesome.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBVatkeens (48) - Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2009
I had this in the bottle. It has a white head and looks like a light brown with a little carbonation. Tastes bitter with malty after-taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mumpu (46) - USA - MAY 15, 2006
Copper with fleeting head. Predominantly floral hoppy aroma. Opens a bit bland with some malt sweetness, some floral and nutty tones in the middle, and closes with pleasant lingering bitterness. This is a very good beer to accompany grilled meat.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
heylrule (46) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2007
One of my "go to" beers! Very drinkable, smooth, very good aftertaste. There are not many beers from stone brewing that arnt great!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
awautlet (45) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2008
Clean, crisp and refreshing with significantly less hop than the IPA. I would say this was even a bit malty for a pale ale but it was also very enjoyable. Notes of caramel malt with a nice balancing citrusy hop.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RealAleDave (45) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Clear copper red. Very fine cream head settles to a somewhat sticky complete cap leaving nice lace. Looks English. Smells English too. Toffee malt leads the way, supported by some yeasty bready notes. The hops seem more American, but are somewhat subdued, particularly for Stone. Overall, itís a very nice, surprisingly traditional package. Medium in the mouth. The malt stars again, and itís a bit too toffee-centric for me. Some hop flavor mixes it up, and a nice bitterness kicks in mid-palate. Finish is medium, with good bitterness and some minerally, almost sulphury notes. Mouthfeel is fine, and drinkability is hampered only by too much caramel/toffee for me. Very nice beer in its style, itís certainly not what I was expecting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrjohnson (45) - - APR 11, 2012
Pours a clear amber color with an off white head and scant lacing. Aroma has caramel and grassy hops. Taste starts with caramel malts, and finishes with grass and citrus hops. Body is light to medium. Good drinkability but a bit one dimensional.


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