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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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BetterRedFred (65) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - OCT 21, 2007
I’m a big Stone fan like many posters on this board, but I’m probably going against the grain when I say that I think this is one of their best. No, this one’s not over the top in the hops dept. like their famous IPAs, and I think it might almost be misclassified as an American pale ale as well. What it is, is an exceptionally well balanced pale/amber ale, with no overwhelmingly pronounced single characteristic. Its actually what I expect every ’Oktoberfest beer to be, only to be so quickly dissappointed once the first cap comes off. This is an EXCEPTIONAL beer, whether or not it’s true to the American pale ale style or imagined Stone standard for hoppiness or not. I love it!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
vicepeddler (24) - Broomfield, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Pours a beautiful crimson with a light, slightly tan head. Slightly sweet aroma and a distinct yet light citrus hop note. Quite crisp yet very mellow on the palate with a very even balance between hop and malt. Finishes exceptionally cleanly with a slight lingering hop bite. A marvelously well balanced pale. Very sessionable.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Benfi (532) - DENMARK - AUG 6, 2013
Pours a deep clear coppery amber body with a small white head. Aroma is sweet caramel and pine with syrupy "DIPA-ish" tones and hints of apricot and red fruits. Taste is dense syrupy pine and caramel tones, apricot and hints of cherries. Medium body and carbonation.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2002
One word to start: Impressive. Pours out to a beautiful copper color. Aroma is that of caramel, hops and fruit. The balance to this Pale Ale is nearly perfect. The hops are tasty, not shocking, and make this beer downright, delicious. I kept humming/singing ’Stone Brew’ to the tune of Foghat’s ’Stone Blue’ (for the 70s challened, Foghat was a hard rock act.) as I drank it. One of, if not the best pale out there. Yum.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SoylentBlack (123) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 24, 2003
I picked up a bottle of this because it was rated so high here. Wow! Perfectly balanced.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chinreallyfat (21) - Chula Vista, California, USA - OCT 31, 2004
Another fine Ale from Stone. This one is at least the equal to Sierra Nevada, but with Stone IPA and Arogant Bastard on Tap,this one finishes third.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2006
How do these guys do it ? They cornered the market on the worlds best brewery. Genius, pure genius. This brew pours amber honey w/ a shallow, creamy froth. Aroma is malty. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers. Flavors are bright and mellow with a malty fruit character. The finish has a perfect bittering yet wet. Overall: I like it alot. Nice finish, refined, well ballanced. It’s perfect.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
endovenoso (4) - California, USA - JUL 30, 2007 does not count
my favorite of the stone family, smooth feel without compromising the strong taste

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cale422 (28) - Timmonsville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Visited san diego great brew scene. This poured amber color despite pale name. Great hop nose great hop flavor this is an excellent excellent brew through and through. Perfect finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
awautlet (45) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2008
Clean, crisp and refreshing with significantly less hop than the IPA. I would say this was even a bit malty for a pale ale but it was also very enjoyable. Notes of caramel malt with a nice balancing citrusy hop.


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