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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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tyler*Durden (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2006
Great pale ale! An amber colour with hues of orange, it has a small head but bit flavour. Sweet hoppy and floral aroma with a great citrusy flavour. Another very good offering by Stone Brewing...try their IPA!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Man I love this beer. Had it on tap for my M.S. graduation. 30 of us floated the keg in under 6 hours. Not trying to establish our drinking prowess so much as its greatness as a beer. Women who normally drink only Coors Light were putting this down at an appreciable rate. The deep orange color is an impressive match to the slight citrus and grass proffered by the hops. An incredibly smooth and malty Pale Ale, the hops are no mere afterthought, but rather a necessary and quite visible travelling buddy to the slightly sweet malt on a journey to your drinking pleasure.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
altehkiller (71) - , California, USA - APR 7, 2009
The pale ale that sets the bar for all other pale ales to be judged. Quite hoppy and slightly malty. reminds me of sierra nevada pale ale.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratpatrol1019 (70) - Palm desert, California, USA - JUN 9, 2015
I am going to miss this old friend. Pale 2.0 is bad. This one was great pine and subtle floral hop aroma. Taste of light malts and super fresh hops. Great dry finish, a superb pale ale. Sorry to see it go.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ojclark (69) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 13, 2005
Bottle. Malty, toasty, caramel/butterscotch aroma with some piney hop character. Clear amber with mostly lasting off-white head. Minimal lacing. Malty, fruity, spicy hop flavor with some diacetyl/butterscotch and caramel notes and a mellow bitterness. Effervescent palate, semi-creamy mothfeel with a nicely lingering finish and aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
SilentJo (68) - Chocowinity, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Poured a dark orange with an light tan head. Tastes nice, comes on strong but finishes with a caramel malty taste thats rather pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kev1001 (67) - Montana, USA - MAR 1, 2011
On tap. Pours amber/orange with a medium head. Taste is dry, with slight notes of citrus and a bit of hops. Reminds me of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CPDalton (67) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2012
Pours a very deep amber, one finger head with great lace. Smell is sweet and bready/biscuity up front, with a kiss of hops at the end. The taste is mostly bready with some bitterness that tingles the tongue. Finishes super clean. I love IPAs, but for a pale ale this is how it should be. Great job.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnykat (65) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2007
This is a nice pale ale. Flavors were balanced between malt, and a little bit of hops. It also had a very nice "crispness" to it, with a dry ending. I would drink this beer again, but it lacked something that would set it apart from other beers.

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
Im a big Stone fan like many posters on this board, but Im probably going against the grain when I say that I think this is one of their best. No, this ones 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 its true to the American pale ale style or imagined Stone standard for hoppiness or not. I love it!


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