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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.


3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymow (962) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2003
Nice color and flavor. A good, quality beer.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2003
Nice lacing. The aroma has a pasta type smell to it. Deep amber color. Typical Stone hoppy. Solid sweet malt undertones. A little acity on the palate. Sociable, a good lead in to other beers. Good, but I had better pale ales.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3761) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2003
Great aroma--the West Coast hopping is muted into a pleasant fruit-juice like fusion on top of maltiness that anticipates a balanced bitterness. The flavors are less exciting, even ending bland, with a basic palate, some lingering astringency and bitterness. Golden amber color. Ho-hum, and a candidate for "over-rated" in my opinion.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2003
A nice, slightly hazy, copper color. Pours with a dense white head. Not as aromatic as I was hoping. There is a nice bitterness up front, as I take my first sip, it is accompanied by some biscuit - malty notes. There seems to be a lot of complexity missing here. A straight forward pale ale with not real defining characteristics. It is not balanced enough to work on a subtle level. It is certainly bitter, fairly clean flavors (light fruit, malt and some hoppy flavor contributions). Seems to be missing that certain Stone 'pizzazz'. Overall a decent beer, but I was hoping for something with a bit more definition. I need to see if I can get a known fresh bottle of this, to see if perhaps this is just past it's prime.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2854) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Bottle, at the Freakin Frog. Ok nose, caramel, citrus,floral. Clean reddish copper color. Small to no head. Bitter sweet flavors, same as aroma, but more pronounced. Thinner body, little creaminess. Bitter dryish finish. Tasty pale ale. Traditional though. Nice to try since it doesn’t make it to Boston.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2004
A hazy amber beer with an OK head. The aroma is hoppy sweet and the flavor is dry malty with notes of aroma hops and caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2005
clear orange colour. orangy hop aroma with a hint of wood. flavour starts sweet and malty and mildly buttery. finishes spicy, pithy and bitter. not bad

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3196) - Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Pours an almost clear brown. The aroma is orange and pepper from the hops. This has a fuller malt than the Levitation, but the Levitation is clearly the beter beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 16, 2007
Hazy light copper colour with fizzy head. Biscuity, mildlly hoppy aroma. flavor is toasty cake with a hint of sour. Great beer, but the least-great I’ve had from Stone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stine (1644) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2007
Metallic red-orange pour, quickly dissipating head. Aroma of orange zest, mint leaves, crystal malt. Tastes similar to a British style IPA: sourdough, fluoride, some citrus and a dry sesame seed finish. Note of pepper just before the end. Somewhat abrasive palate, and very vaguely unpleasant though generally nice enough. Thanks Jason!


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