Stone Pale Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.08/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Light russet in color with one finger thick cream colored head. Thin, consistent lacing leaves rings around the glass ticking off the time left for this brew.Wheat biscuit, thick caramel, and a bit of maple syrup in the nose. Very much like fresh bread. Very little hops aroma, if any. Sweet biscuit and grassy hops dominate the palate. A bit of hop oil at the end, the bitterness lingers. Clean, crisp, and a bit watery feeling to it. Dry finish. Easily drinkable, as a pale ale should be.
Gotta say, I was expecting more hops in Stone's pale ale. Sierra Nevada has more hop character in their PA than Stone, which kinda made sense when I compare SN's Torpedo to Stone's IPA. I think they like to make the hop presence a little more subtle than most in Escondido. The hops really come out in the mouthfeel and bitter aftertaste. The prominent malt presence makes this a well balanced brew that is easy to drink. A solid beer, I'll pick this up when I'm looking for a bit more malt in my pale ale.
Serving type: bottle
12-22-2011 03:35:12 | More by Philousa
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Stone Pale Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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