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Stone Pale Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,345 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,345
Reviews: 956
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 66
Gots: 99 | FT: 1
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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ineva

California

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-17-2011 23:01:45 | More by ineva
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Discordian

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-15-2011 04:27:34 | More by Discordian
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photomike

California

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-14-2011 19:08:38 | More by photomike
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Rocketman8911

California

5/5  rDev +29.5%

07-26-2012 00:40:36 | More by Rocketman8911
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palliko

California

5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am hooked. Whenever I go to the liquor store now, I HAVE to bring home a six-pack of Stone Pale Ale. Period. It is amazing. I love IPA's so I tried Stone's IPA first, wonderful, but a little too strong for a session beer for most folks, as is Arrogant Bastard. If you like IPA, this is as strong as a NORMAL IPA. Which is why I like it: the slap of grapefruit hops hits your nose like Christmas. Perfect: head, lacing, malt balance, dry finish. And HOPS. You are going to love this beer!

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2004 18:33:46 | More by palliko
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kmckinnon87

Texas

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-13-2011 03:19:58 | More by kmckinnon87
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cgarwood


5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-24-2012 15:19:58 | More by cgarwood
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cycoduck

California

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-10-2011 06:10:29 | More by cycoduck
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Luigi

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-30-2011 03:34:09 | More by Luigi
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Naerhu

Japan

4.85/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

After tasting Ruination and Arrogant Bastard, I expected all Stone brewing ales to be totally dominating and ruthless. This on the other hand was beautiful and poetic, yet strong. Appearance a beautiful white head resting on a rather dark orange body. And what a sexy body. The malt aroma was married with the hop. I have never had a beer with such fragrant malts. The flavor was outstanding, both the malts and the hops were aggressive, but not intrusive and announced themselves with grace. I think dry caramel. It is only on the finish that the hops come out ahead.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2003 06:37:03 | More by Naerhu
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Bogie

Texas

4.83/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

After visiting San Diego in 2006 and tasting this beer I was hopful that I would be able to get it here in North Texas. Well 3 years later it finally showed up in 6 packs at my local Kroger Marketplace @ $11.35 per. As far as I'm concerned it is well worth it. I have drank 2 Six packs since and think it's some of the best American Pale Ale produced. It pour perfectly and made a very nice off white head that stayed with the glass. The blend of hops and malt were just right for my taste. On Superbowl Sunday I drank the beer with Chicken wings and Sliders the beer complemented the food and was a perfect match. I think this beer would go well many difference dishes and certainly by it's self. Enjoy. FS.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2010 16:26:07 | More by Bogie
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nolanstout

Louisiana

4.83/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a bottle of this beer in a build your own six pack set up a few weeks ago. My father had always told me Stone made some of the best beers he had ever tasted so I decided to take his advice and try Stone Pale Ale.

It was a very rich and rewarding beer to drink so a couple nights ago I picked up a six pack of Stone Pale Ale. If you haven't had this beer before. Try it. You won't regret it.

The look of the beer is similar to many pale ales although it is a bit darker than what most people would consider a "pale ale." This is probably because of the complexity of the hops in the beer. This complexity pays heavy dividends for the ale. The taste was complex, yet not too complex, and the mouthfeel was also satisfying in a slightly refreshing but also slightly spicy way.

The best part of this beer, in my opinion, was the smell. The hard work that the people at Stone brewing company put into this beer's creation is most evident in the complexity of the smell of this ale from when it is freshly poured till the final sip.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 23:03:21 | More by nolanstout
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proc

Michigan

4.83/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One word to start: Impressive.

Pours out to a beautiful copper color. Aroma is that of caramel, hops and fruit. The balance to this Pale Ale is nearly perfect. The hops are tasty, not shocking, and make this beer downright, delicious. I kept humming/singing "Stone Brew" to the tune of Foghat's "Stone Blue" (for the 70s challenged, Foghat was a hard rock act.) as I drank it.

One of, if not the best pale out there. Yum. A big thanks to Murph for sending this my way.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2002 17:42:45 | More by proc
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tredaug

California

4.83/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a very drinkable, well-balanced brew.

Appearance - Good lacing, good retention when aggressively poured. Amber/copper color.

Smell - Faint sweetness, perhaps between brown sugar and caramel.

Taste - Mild fruity hops are followed by a slight malt sweetness that is very well-matched.

Mouthfeel - The hops and light carbonation immediately bite the tongue, leading to a aftertaste of slightly sweet herbal breadiness. Demonstrates a soft bubbliness that adds to the body of the beer.

Drinkability - Very drinkable - light enough for a hot day, character enough for any casual drinking. Not an especially unique beer, but a very well-made example of a American-styled Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2008 06:52:42 | More by tredaug
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noknife83

California

4.78/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours amber with a hint of orange, nice thick head of foam. This beer has a nice nose, and a very interesting taste, a great balance between the sweet and bitter. A lot of Pales make the mistake and have way too much of a malt taste, but not this, just enough. All in all a great, I strongly recommend this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2009 22:41:33 | More by noknife83
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henryclay_

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

05-15-2014 01:52:20 | More by henryclay_
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GuidedByVoices

Japan

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

03-25-2012 02:51:32 | More by GuidedByVoices
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

04-23-2012 22:03:21 | More by Snellgg5
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samwello

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I put this exceptional beer right there with "Victory Prima Pils" I just love the quality comming from America these days! This beer has a burnt dark chocolate hop flavor that will make your tongue twist and curl around every drop. It is intuitively obvious to the beer loving taste bud that this is one fine quality beer. The fermentation and aroma are superior to other beers. The after taste runs away too quickly... making one chase after that perfect flavor. YUM! Publix mix a 6 pack purchase is how I stumbled upon this beauty. 4 were throw aways, one was good, and this one was life changing!

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2011 20:47:53 | More by samwello
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yawp666


4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

05-03-2012 09:02:53 | More by yawp666
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denverick

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

11-05-2013 20:47:39 | More by denverick
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FLBEERGUY25

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

10-12-2012 06:25:19 | More by FLBEERGUY25
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gleemonger

California

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

04-24-2012 19:50:05 | More by gleemonger
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jamesewelch

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

05-11-2012 19:01:28 | More by jamesewelch
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rcatalano

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

01-15-2012 19:49:44 | More by rcatalano
Stone Pale Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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