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RATINGS: 1680   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12100) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2005
(Bottle) Pours an orangish-amber body witha large beige head. Hoppy aroma. Flavor of hops with a malty base. Bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12014) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 4, 2007
Nice medium aroma of hop and malt. More than many APAs. Light copper color with a transient white head. The remains laced a bit. Starts with malt, somewhat balanced by hop. A bit musty, woody. The finish is a bit malty for my taste. Good drink though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (11906) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2012
Bottle at Patricks. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, hop, butterscotsch, fruit. Flavour is the same. OK beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (11897) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2003
If, as the bottle say, this is their flagship beer, how come I can get every other of their non-seasonal except this one?! Regardless, hazy copper body topped by small beige head. Big hoppy aroma (grapefruit/flowery), supported by mild sweetness. Flavor is medium flowery hoppy, with hints of peach and grapefruit. Chewy body. No attempt to overwhelm you, which is somewhat unexpected in a Stone brew. Instead, what they've given is a delicious full-bodied beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11582) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2005
Tap. Deep amber color with medium white head. Great aroma of complex hops and sweet. Flavor was full and the finish was long and pleasent. I will be seeking out more of Stone brews.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11493) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
Cask-GBBF. Golden with a small white head. Pine, grass and even some moss in the aroma. Dry with a herbal bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11491) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Keg at the South Beach Bar & Grille, South Beach, SD 19/04/14. Had this many times in years gone by, time to catch up with a rating! Clear dark amber with a moderate off white come light beige covering. Nose is floral hops, light perfume, caramel malt, orange, toasted malt. Taste comprises caramel malt, perfumed tones, subtle hoppage, orange rind, straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. A well made easy drinking APA which would suit those just starting to acquire a taste for hoppy beers. I used to think this was hoppy when I first had it 10 or so years ago, how my palate has changed - decent enough none the less.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11349) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2007
Bottle. [thanks to my good friend Øster for sending this from California]
It pours a light hazy orange-amber. Head is quite large, a bit yellowish, quite bubbly (small bubbles). Aroma is very flowery hoppy, but still well-rounded. There is a good dose of caramel in the background as well. Rather low carbonated. Flavour is mild, extremely well hopped. Balance between mouthfeel, hops and caramel sweetness is absolutely stunning. Not that dry at the end as I’d suspect, but this is the session beer of choice if ever I live in Escondido :o) Insanely drinkable and very low in alcohol - great! I want more

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11337) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2007
12 oz bottle -pours a retaining foamy light tan head and amber color. Aroma is mild citrus hops, medium malt-sweet. Taste is mild citrus hops, medium malt-sweet. Nothing objectionable, just a sessionable beer. OK/mild carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (11122) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2011
Bottled, 355ml from Burg Bieren, Ermelo, Netherlands. Brownish amber with off white head. Finally got to try the original and although there is a soft, tropical fruity hoppiness the thing that really strikes is the malty sweetness, way above what I was expecting. Almost candy like, the hops try to cut through but they are a little masked. A little disappointed really.


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