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RATINGS: 1691   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Deep amber in color, Stone Pale Ale is robust and full flavored. A delicate hop aroma is complemented by a rich maltiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3297) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2010
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle from Party Source (Syracuse), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear, bright amber with a decent orangey foam. Aroma: Starts off malty – slightly earthy, caramel, a little fruity, soapy; kinda woody and a little rum-like, some very light spiciness, sweet, tighter than expected. Palate: Medium body and very sparse carbonation – nearly flat, in fact. Flav.: Light caramel and toffee with earthy, woodsy notes – seems British, a bit soapy and piney; dry with a limited bitterness.

Not as American or as bitter as expected. Drinkable, but a touch disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
basspro76 (423) - New York, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Poured from the tap at Murphys bar (R.I.P.) in Cortland, NY. A complex ale with carmel notes, a little breadiness and some hops toward the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Clear dark amber color/ white head. Mild, but fresh floroal hop aromas. medium body. Decent honey malt sweet flavors with some pine hops..just ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2010
On tap at Winking Lizard Crosswoods. Clear red/copper pour with a medium beige head. English malt nose with earthy hops. Bitter earthy hop flavor with an English malt backbone. Not bad for an English pale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2010
dark, clear gold, medium off white head, pretty good lace. nose of mild citric hops. flavor of citrus hops, malt. medium bodied, nicely bitter finish. nice lingering bitter finish.a nice pale ale from stone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Amber with a good fluffy head and prickly carbonation. Aroma is citrus and some floral hops, not strong but decent. Caramel malty flavor, a little bit woody, floral with a citrus hop bite. Very well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (9325) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2010
12 oz. bottle, pours brownish amber with a tiny head. Aroma of balanced caramel malt and hops. Flavour is a nice balance of the same, with a more pronounced hop flavour and citrus. Pretty standard but nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 20, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear amber, medium off-white head, not terribly persistent, spotty lacing. Nose is caramel/burnt sugar, light grapefruit hops, some slight pine. Flavours are much richer than the nose would suggest; big caramel and grapefruit, some spicy spruce notes, unfortunately, also quite metallic. Not the equal of either their Amber or their IPA. Probably the worst Stone beer I’ve had to date.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tastybeer (1847) - Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Pours amber with a big off-white head. Flavor is old pine hops, biscuit, grass, some citrus. I might be biased because this is a starter beer, or this was an old bottle, but this doesn’t live up to some other Stone beers I’ve had.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2011
12oz. bottle poured at home. Pours a clear reddish amber. Decent white head. Some light caramel on the nose, malty with just the faintest of fruit notes. Reasonably smooth mouthfeel, but with lively carbonation. Herbal and sharp, but a mellow aftertaste just about balances it out. Not bad.

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