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RATINGS: 1622   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6142) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2003 Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie), moderately hoppy (flowers, resin, grapefruit), moderately yeasty (sweat, dough), with light notes of apricot and orange. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, lightly acidic. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. This second, fresher sample (been over a year since I first sampled this brew) has a serious raw sweaty yeast smell going on, unfortunately, which really ruins the aroma (it, well, stinks). Still has good flavor balance and mouthfeel, but the sweaty socks aroma is off-putting.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (7567) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2002
Tasted at the Barrelhouse Brewing Company Microbrew Fest on November 9. After trying some of Stone’s "bigger" beers like Ruination, Double Bastard and the Russian Imperial Stout this one seems tame by comparison. I found both the aroma and the flavor to be rather subdued. More malt character than the typical APA but still not a bad brew. A good intro to the Stone line.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2008 The bright amber body is topped by a medium thick head with lots of lacing hugging the glass. The aroma is slightly sweet and rather well balanced leaning towards a citrusy hoppiness. The flavor is slighlty sweet yet bitter and hoppy with slight citrus notes and a touch of maltiness. The finish is bitter, piney and hoppy. Medium bodied and tingly from the carbonation.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 28, 2005
Orange color and a decently thick head that left nice lacing. Mild aromas of piney hops. Balanced flavors, with slightly bready malts and hops that have a bit of a citrusy (lemon?) touch. Decent, but not as good as Burning River or Denver Pale Ale, IMO.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jigglyjock (161) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2005
Pours an off honey color. Has a medium ambery tinted head that lasts for about a minute with little cratering. Aroma of malt, nitrous oxide, and a slight sourness. I was supprised by the taste of this highly acclaimed beer. It was not as good as everyone raves. It is an ordinary tasting pale ale. Mostly malty with a slight hop after taste; no unique aftertastes. If you want an origanal pale ale try Flying Dog’s or even Sierra Nevada’s.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3283) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 3, 2005
22oz Bottle. Mild grapefruit aroma with some sweetness present. This is still rather mild. Transparent copper color with a white head. Caramelly maltiness to start turning mildly hoppy to finish. Ok, average, and nothing spectacular.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005
Medium to dark amber color, tan head. Surprisingly lacking on most fronts, fairly malty, delicate hops is right, they were damn difficult to find. Lighter bodied. Meh.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gmku (294) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2005
Dark amber in color, piney hop nose, sweet and bitter in flavor. I think I like most other pale ales better than this one. I think it’s the piney hops that put me off.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2005
Light golden brew with a mild hops aroma.I liked the mild flavor as it was very easy to drink with the hops not too in your face.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2005
Bottle. Deep orange body with a small white head. Mited resionous hops inthe aroma. Pleasant bitterness, with slight caramel malt in the finish. Mild fruity citrus. Average palate. Flavour seems to be cumulative, in that the complexity grows the faster I drink and diminishes when I pause to take notes. Pleasant, but lacks the oomph of their other products. Strikes me as something a pint would do better justice too though. Glad to try it even though it underwhelmed.


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