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Stone Pale Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Pale AleStone Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,166 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2166
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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Ratings: 2,166 | Reviews: 951 | Show All Ratings:
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buck1futter

Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a- really dark amber orange, golden in the reflection. long lasting slighty off white head that last through out the drink. gets kinda small at the end but that doesn't really matter.

s-sweet butter with citrus. really nice. maybe a very very light brown sugar smell.

t-mmmm good. probably my 2nd fav. pale ale. goes down very good nice hop bitterness to top off the peak of the malt sweetness which is fantastic. some what bready but this beer is really really balanced, most balanced pale ale around.

m-slight cream very hearty yet goes done really smooth.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 04:12:39 | More by buck1futter
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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.
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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.

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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.

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Stone Pale Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,166 ratings.