Stone Pale Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 2,110 | Reviews: 947 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Quaffer:
4/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked this up in Boulder, CO. Not available here in Wichita.
Appearance: This was an amber-copper beer with the slightest hint of haze. The off-white head rose up to three fingers with an easy pour and then settled very, very slowly. It became a little fluffy as it did so and clung tenaciously to the side of the glass. There were some thin tendrils of lace left behind as I drank.
Smell: A nicely balanced mixture of thick, bready malt and citrus hops. The malt was very strong after the pour, but settled down to more evenly match the hop aroma after a few minutes. There was a slight herbal characteristic to the hops. That was about it. Not overly complex, but it had a great depth and fullness to it.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, but just barely. It had a full, mouthfilling smoothness along the tongue and picked up a firm carbonation as it hit the throat.
Taste: Just a hint of sweet malt hit the tip of the tongue. The main malt component was roasted, dry, and lightly husky. In the middle, a little more sweetness developed as the herbal and floral hops kicked in. The sweetness lingered into the finish as the hops gained strength. The aftertaste became kind of medicinal with the combination of sweet and herbal.
Not overly complex, but a good, solid, and highly drinkable pale ale. I think that I enjoyed the Levitation a little more, though.
Serving type: bottle
11-03-2005 00:46:17 | More by Quaffer
More User Reviews:
3.71/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a tulip glass. Had a nice golden brown color with a fluffy white head.
The smell was of roasted malts with a faint bit of citrus. Expected a little hop but there wasn't much there.
Heavy malt taste in the beginning. Sweet with a slight hint of orange. Slightly bitter finish.
Nice drinkable pale ale. Crisp and refreshing.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 00:06:49 | More by TaylorMade2014
Stone Pale Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,110 ratings.