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RATINGS: 1720   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Bottle. Poured copper orange with a big bubbly foamy head. Little lacing. Grassy hop aroma with a defined yeasty malt body. A bit sweet, malts evident with a mild hop finish, fairly plain tasting. A little watery with a nice lingering aftertaste.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2007
Everyone seems to say the same thing about this beer: beautiful, copper color, quite nicely malty and a pleasant, but restrained amount of hops. I cannot disagree. I liked it quite a bit, but I probably wonít opt for this one too often given the other (and I think superior) APAs out there.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
lightning9191 (82) - Christiansburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2008
This beer pours copper with a small head. The aroma is hoppy, but not overpowering. The flavor is alright. It is hoppy and some maltiness. There is something funny about the hop flavor I donít like in this one. It tastes almost metallic. I think it tastes too much like resin....astringent-like. It has a medium body and medium carbonation. Iím not sure I would want a six pack of this stuff.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - APR 3, 2009
Appearance: Pours a translucent amber with a 1/2 inch of thick white foam topping of head. Aroma: Light whiffs of malt sweetness Taste: Starts off with heavy bitter hops. Then I get a nice English-like maltiness followed by some more bitterness. Mouthfeel: Very carbonated and medium bodied. Overall: A way better session beer than Levitation, an agressively hopped pale for fure. I like a bit more crispness and citrus in my California Pale Ales.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2009
(Bottle). Pours a copper color. Medium off white head. Moderate to heavy lacing. Light hoppy aroma. Light hop and light alcohol flavor. Smooth finish. Moderate carbonation.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAY 16, 2009
12 oz. Pours amber with white head. Mild citrus hop aroma . caramel malts. well balanced. nothing special.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
warrenc (23) - Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2009
12 oz. bottle. this PA was a bit heavy on the malt for me. nothing stands out as above average. the first Stone beer i do not see buying again, too many better PAís out there without the stone price tag.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ZR2Blazer (87) - Christiansburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Bottle - pours brownish amber with a 1 finger white head. Nose is of malt and hops. Taste is decent, nothing to write home about. Finishes with a little carbonation and aftertaste lingers of hops. Not bad but certainly not my favorite APA.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arondee (601) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Pours a nice copper color with a medium white head that fades fast. Good carbonation, lots of lacing. Aroma is caramel, malts, and a touch of hops. Taste is surprisingly low-key. Thereís some hops, a little bit of sweetness and floral taste. Iitís certainly not very bitter, thereís also a bit of caramel in there but overall itís pretty boring. Donít get me wrong itís a well made beer and possibly a good starter beer for someone thatís not used to hops but probably my least favorite beer from Stone.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IndianaRed (3791) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 20, 2009
Bottle pours a clear deep amber with a frothy sandy colored head. Loght malty aro.a a bit of cardboardand wet grocery bags. Surprisinggly little of the west coast hops I expected. Woody light bitter malt flavor. Light pallettte that finishes quick. A bit dissapointing.


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