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RATINGS: 1664   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2006
OK, I know Duane just said the same thing, but I also just had a Dales Pale Ale last night, and this has nothing on it. This APA doesnt have much body, the taste dies very quickly... its just kind of blah. nothing really sticks out. there are other APAs out there that are much more worthy of your time. on a more positive note it was at least nice to look at. nice amber color, nice off-white head, and a little bit of lacing on the side of the glass. the rest of the beer just didnt match up though

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RealAleDave (45) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Clear copper red. Very fine cream head settles to a somewhat sticky complete cap leaving nice lace. Looks English. Smells English too. Toffee malt leads the way, supported by some yeasty bready notes. The hops seem more American, but are somewhat subdued, particularly for Stone. Overall, itís a very nice, surprisingly traditional package. Medium in the mouth. The malt stars again, and itís a bit too toffee-centric for me. Some hop flavor mixes it up, and a nice bitterness kicks in mid-palate. Finish is medium, with good bitterness and some minerally, almost sulphury notes. Mouthfeel is fine, and drinkability is hampered only by too much caramel/toffee for me. Very nice beer in its style, itís certainly not what I was expecting.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnykat (65) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2007
This is a nice pale ale. Flavors were balanced between malt, and a little bit of hops. It also had a very nice "crispness" to it, with a dry ending. I would drink this beer again, but it lacked something that would set it apart from other beers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2007
This doesnít seem to have half the oomph of other Stone brews. Frankly, I was rather dissapointed by the thinner mouthfeel and rather weak aroma. Itís good looking but thatís its best attribute.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swedishfish (29) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - APR 16, 2007
The head stayed strong for quit a while and continued to stick around until the last sip always covering the beer underneath with its precense. The smell was light although I did have a tough time picking out the smells. The taste was simply a great pale ale. Unfortionutly I had a Dogfish Head World Wide Stout before this which could have tainted my raiting. Basically if you enjoy a pale ale get this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bock Knocker (15) - New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2007
12 oz. bottle poured amber with a moderate head.. Aroma was decent but nothing to write home about. It goes down smooth but the flavor is lacking.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 3, 2007
12oz - Aroma of crystal and caramel malts and subtle earthy hops. Pours transparent amber with a small head and great lacing. Flavor is sweet malts and slight hops. Palate is clean and thin. This brew just arrived in Indiana so I assume it is a fresh batch. I mention this because I donít get anywhere near the amount of hops others are saying. A boring sweet session brew that wonít be replacing Alpha King in my fridge this summer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2007
draft at brewery. Light amber brown appearance, not much in the way of aroma hops, some maltyness. Tasted somewhat metallic, some hops, some malt. Weakest brew from this otherwise dependable brewer;

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (2548) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2007
Bu au Mondial 07. Rousse thť, moyen collet. Arome díhoublon lťgť avec des notes díherbes. GoŻt díhoublon sŻrette, finission sec et simplistique.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Bottle. Small head on top of a strong brown, like rich Carolina clay mud. The flavorís malty with unstated hops and a bit of unwanted sour. It does go down very smooth, but the flavor isnít amazing and it leaves a less than perfect taste in my mouth. Itís a great session beer, but for what I had to pay for a sixer of this on the east coast, there are a lot of beers Iíd rather have.


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