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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.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CTSVPhantom (4) - Vista, California, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Something else stands out every time I drink this beer. One day, it’s the mild hoppy flavor. Another day it’s the light-malt roastiness. Sometimes, both. Either way, delicious, very balanced beer. Pours red with a very light head.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (4915) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2014
light hoppy aroma,golden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice soft hoppy finish. 092211

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dslam (65) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
Poured from a 20oz bottle. Dark amber color with a lot of head. The active carbonation provides consistent head and a flurry of bubbles that dance their way to the top. The first sip brings flavors of malt and a bite that lasts as it has a fairly bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Obfuscate (91) - Minneapolis, - DEC 4, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2014 This is the only year round Stone release I’ve never tried because I never seen one fresh where I shop in MN until today. Light hops, light bitterness, good malts, easy to drink. Solid but not my favorite pale ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5759) - ITALY - NOV 25, 2014
On tap ambrata leggero floreale tocco caramello discreto amaro ma non intenso agrume

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tonypreto (114) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Aroma was a great malty smell with a hint of hops. No head at all. The tasted was really clean and easy. A great amount of hops, malt and yeast all balanced well. It was smooth and light on the palate. Would suggest.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
loubar (75) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 21, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 12 oz. bottle from Best Damn Beer Shop. Good for those who may not be ready for a full blown IPA. A subtle but distinct pine hops presence against a solid malt base provides a bold, crisp flavor. The end is bitter and dry but not nearly as bitter as an IPA. Aftertaste is the residual bitterness and the bread of the malt. Well crafted and very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1968) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Had on tap at Stone Liberty Station in San Diego. Pours a rich bet with a thin white head. Aroma is toffee. Very dry clean finish. Really nice but not really a pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3107) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Draft at jacks cannery in San fran. Dark Orange with white head. Citrus and malty aroma. Malty hoppy earthy and toasty taste. Bitter finish. Enjoyable

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (2700) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Really old backlog rating, August 2011. 12oz bottle from Utobeer. It pours a clean amber color with a medium white head. Aroma is quite hoppy but with good malt backbone. Notes of grass, pine, citrus juice, light pine cones, light toffee. Taste is medium sweet and medium grassy and hoppy. Malty toffee notes, biscuit, grass, citrus, grapefruit and resinous hops. Bitter quite dry finish. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, nice and balanced pale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1270) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2014
355mL bottle Enjoy by 10/29/14 Looks nice in the glass; pale amber, decent clarity, firm white head. Nose has a good measure of hop & malt character - spicy, woody, pine & citrus combining with biscuity, lightly toasted, baked bread crust sort of character that seems common in many American ales. Medium to full body, decent carbonation, drinks well. There’s really nothing to complain about here - biscuity malts, spicy hops, good persistence onto the finish, bitterness is lifted but clean & balanced. Overall, very good APA - shame it has to travel from the other side of the world to get here!


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