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RATINGS: 1660   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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beer200299 (13) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2002
Not a bad pale ale. Maybe too much caramel flavor in it? Hops decent. I wouldnít turn one down if it was offered.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3369) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2002
Sparkling amber, lasting off white head.Faint hop nose.Mellow hop flavor, which is slightly light for pale ale

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obxdude10 (2052) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2004
A bit disappointing coming from Stone, not as hoppy as expected, amber color, very weak head, half-decent malt character, very lacking the hoppiness, very disappointing in the hop profile, the one word is disappointing

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Okra23 (28) - Flowood, Mississippi, USA - JUN 11, 2005
Good color and nice white milky foam that lasts. Good initial malty tatse, but the aftertaste is a little too bitter for me. Not a bad beer but definately not one of my favorites.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bindpmc (88) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2006
Iíve always thought of APAs as the Ale equivalent to amber lagers: just middle-of-the-road, non-inventive, stylistically inflexible beers. If youíve had one APA, youíve had them all. The orange-y start, the generic hops tone, the entirely indistinguishable malt finish. Just about the most neutral, safe pale ale one can seek. This one delivers in all categories. Fully undistinctive, pleasant but not memorable, and leaving not a single quality in the afterglow worth mentioning. Not a bad beer by any account. Instead, this is just a decent beer, and the thought of wasting any time describing the nose (none worthy of mention), the lacing (none), the downtake (same as any other of this kind), the aftertaste (same again)...you get the idea. Ballastís Yellowtail is about as popular on tap around here as this, and that one is a mystery to me. Maybe the guys at Stone should step up to the plate and make this one a little more distinctive and a little less generic. The local brewers around here hang their collective hats on their IPAs, as they should, since each SD brewer brings a personal touch to the IPAs they offer. This...this is just Stone Pale Ale, and I can walk around the corner right now and see a homeless dude drinking it outside the corner store. Seriously. Once again, a good beer. Once again, no better than any of the other starter "good beers", like Fat Tire or Yuengling Lager, or any other world of other middling slighty hoppy ales.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alexanderj (3331) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Had a sample after the tour at Stone; didnít like it and something seemed off. So I had it again on draft, same reaction. Not much hops, some malt. Very disappointing. Used to better quality from Stone.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cathcacr (636) - Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2007
This one deserves a good swift kick in the ass for its lack of Arrogance and oomph. The first Stone product that I wasnít much impressed by. Back to recruit training with this one! Címon, let me see your REAL beer face!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2007
12oz bottle. Decided to pick this one up instead of trying the Stone IPA since I needed to have some "calmer" beers for visitors. Pours a clear copper with medium head and carbonation. Aroma is a bit light and indistinct. And I have to say that the taste is also indistinct. Itís difficult to put in words, since thereís nothing that particularly stands out with this one. Iím a bit surprised at its relatively high ratings... (well, high overall, but a bit low for Stone.) Perhaps Stoneís reputation is responsible for this? I have to say Iím disappointed with this one - and thatís the first time Iíve ever had to say that about a Stone product. I wasnít expecting anything over the top from their APA, but was hoping for more than this.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2007
Sample from 12 ounce bottle at the Mondial, Montreal (May 2007). Kind of surprising that Iíve never tried this before, but oh well....pours a nice dark amber-copper color, lightly hazy, with a smallish lasting head but no lacing to speak of ....slightly funky, floral, strongly hoppy aroma, touched by dogwood and overripe apricots, nice....unfortunately the pleasantries donít carry through all that well to the palate; itís watery, very light in character, dry and woody towards the finish and altogether pretty boring....Iím rather surprised; canít say Iím a huge Stone partisan, but I usually think theyíre decent; this is just dull as all getout.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
posikyle (165) - Alabama, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Not my favorite stone, I was pretty disappointed. Too much of a fruity aftertaste for me, over seemed a little flat tasting.


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