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Stone Pale Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Pale AleStone Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,170 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2170
Reviews: 951
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%


Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-23-2001)
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3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A friend bought this beer for me; instead of my all-time favorite STONE IPA. The beer was subtle, and enjoyable, but still not comparable to there IPA.

Appearance: A nice(darker) golden-brown.
Smell: Aroma, was that of an ale... Nice beer smell.
Taste: Subtle, lightly distinctful. Above average; but not "wow".
Mouthfeel: enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

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California

3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Murky copper gold with nice little white head.

S - fruit and bread malt with some hops.

T - Very balanced. Semi sweet malt with a slightly bitter hop finish. Orange peel.

M - Pleasantly over carbonated meets the malt medium body well.

O - Balanced feel and taste. Not over powering in any way but still packs a good amount of flavor and character. Something to drink when I'm tired of IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

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ThePaintedGrey

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3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Dark copperish amber hue with a slightly off-white head that starts at nearly two fingers, but fades down to a creamy cap. Nice silky white lacing left behind. The cap retains wonderfully, fortified by dozens of carbonation bubble rising wildly to the top.

S: Aroma is a little clean, which is a bit of a surprise from Stone. What I do pick up is caramel and bready malts with some light citrus highlights and a little bit of flowery hop. I'm a fan of of powerful, knock-your-socks-off aromas, but I'm sure this would appeal to anyone a fan of the style as well as those into less in-your-face brews.

T: A well-balanced pale ale. Caramel malts and some toasted bread play nicely with the slightly reserved citrus hops. It's a bit of a game of flavor tug-o-war with neither side winning. Remains nicely in the middle. The aftertaste here is gorgeous as well—some bready malt with floral hops and a touch of bitterness.

M: Definitely the gold star aspect of this brew—the mouthfeel. A bit above medium-body, feels heavier than 5.4% ABV. Tons of creaminess with a perfect level of carbonation that's neither subdued nor demanding attention. Don't let this fool you, however... This brew is extremely quaffable and would be a breeze to session.

O: Pale ales, in all honesty, are not my style. I prefer much brasher flavors that favor one side rather than being perfectly balanced. Even with that being said, Stone, with their Pale Ale, delivers a wonderful drinking experience that proves that not all of their beers will send the faint of heart cowering away with their tail between their legs. A wonderfully balanced brew that drinks extremely easily as has become a top-contender for my summertime session choice. I look forward to spending many nights with friends on my couch, a bottle of this in my glass, and the Phillies on my tube.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 20:21:55 | More by ThePaintedGrey
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Stone Pale Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,170 ratings.