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RATINGS: 1718   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Clean, but needs a little more hops to refresh me. A mild ale with more malt than hops, really rich in the maltiness as it says. Stone makes great beer, duh, but this isn’t the variety for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stellaaaa (268) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Pours an orange colour with a medium sized white head. The aroma is of grapefruit and pine. The taste is of dry, slightly grainy malt with a piney, bitter hop bite. Not a bad beer, but not one of my favourites.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (4418) - Holbæk, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2011
Draught at Birch & Barley/Churchkey. Clear dark amber color with a white head, nice lacing. Aroma moderfate malty (caramel, roasted), moderate to heavy hoppy (citrus, pine, floral). Flavor light sweet, heavy bitter. Medium body, medium carbonation. A good, solid pale ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hirigalzkar (2808) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2011
Bottle (may have been old). Strange marzipan-like aroma. The taste is very green, lots of grassy notes, and citrus. Medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (7877) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2011
22/11/2011 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB:10/11/11 (2011-665)

Little cloudy deep orange to copper red beer, big creamy white head, pretty stable, very adhesive with nice lacing. Aroma: very fruity, sweet peaches, maraschino cherries, pretty sweet, very ripe fruits. MF: ok carbon, medium to light body. Taste: citric start, grapefruit, bit off, some vinegar, unpleasant bitterness, bit cheesy. Aftertaste: pretty bitter and dry, bit medicinal, aspirin bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (9999) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2012
355 ml bottle at Konttori, Tampere, Finland.
Dark amber colour with tiny off-white head. Fruity and berry aroma with some caramel sweetness. Sweetish fruity hoppy and malty flavour. Thinnish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (7249) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (11180) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUN 22, 2004
(12-ounce bottle) I'm disappointed in this beer, but I'm probably not the target market; It's amazingly pretty to look at, but the nose and flavor just aren't doing it for me; This is certainly a flavorful beer, no doubt, quite malty initially with a moderately bitter hops, but it's just too sweet, floral and perfumy in the finish; There's quite a bit of grapefruit in the finish as well, but it doesn't help much, I just don't like the way this beer finishes; The nose is kind of sweet and perfumy, almost like a cheap, fruity wine, and not at all what I expected from a Stone beer; It's a beautiful, deep, deep amber in color, getting close to a light ruddy brown; Fluffy, off-white head has excellent retention and leaves considerable delicate patterns of lacing behind

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