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RATINGS: 1721   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2004 I had this right after the Stone IPA and the first thing I noticed was the darker pour and smaller head. Not nearly as hoppy as I like, but still a very nice flavor which is very well balanced if not ideal for a pale ale. Kudos to Stone for another great brew.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2004
Perhaps I should have had the Stone IPA after this one but I decided to have this one with the pizza. Pours a very very faintly hazy medium bourbon under a medium size medium short lasting light yellow head. Faint hop aroma and not much else - a touch disappointing for a Stone beer. Flavours of medium aromatic woody hops followed by mildly sweet caramel malt. Aftertaste was medium length medium intensity and crisp. BTW - went extremely well with anchovy pizza.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2004
Aroma is a marriage of malt, hops and caramel. Orange amber/colour, and a medium tan head. Highly hopped flavour at the start, malt comes forward next, with a bitter dry finish. Well balanced, medium bodied. Fine example! Thanks again to Radek and Carolyne (Radek's Sister-in-Law.)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (6094) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 12, 2004
Robust amber color with a moderate thick head of beige bubbles and tracing lace. Modest aroma, but all the qualities of a "good one" are there. Light pine and hint of citrus (orange), backbone of malt evident. Just a touch of stomach acid throws things off a bit. Seems dry right from the start. While the malt is in here, it is in flavor than in body. While smooth and comforting I perfer a bit more body. Earthy hops and dry caramel seem to make up the flavors. Well put together brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7276) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 5, 2004
Bright white head, bright amber ale, Glowing hue. Medium big hoppy aroma, malty backbone is visible. Flavour initially hoppy, some softer malt is following, surprisingly spicy finish. Decent pale ale. Thanks Joy!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - APR 5, 2004
Golden orange color with a medium off-white head. Light malt and hops aroma. Nice mild sweet malt and apple hops flavors. A very enjoyable pale ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2004
Handsome orange body. Great herbal aroma of raw honey and orange blossoms. Malty creaminess and assertive hop character that is the essence of Stone. Nice medium body and full-flavor. I love a great APA and this is definitely one. I lament the fact that this fine session beer isn't distributed to New Mexico when other Stone beers are.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgianGirl (89) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2004
This beer had a funky smell to it. I could not detect a lot of hoppy aroma. The appearance was great-nice golden color aith creamy white head. The flavor was that of a typical pale ale, good hops and carbonation. Very refreshing on a hot day.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obxdude10 (2307) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2004
Hazy copper in color. Highly carbonated with a thin white head. Aroma is citrusy but not grapefruity. Earthy taste, not as much hop flavor as I was hoping. Good bitterness in the end. Better as the glass empties.


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