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Stone Pale Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,347 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,347
Reviews: 956
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 67
Gots: 102 | 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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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-29-2012 23:46:53 | More by kjkinsey
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DMacQ

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-22-2012 20:03:35 | More by DMacQ
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oelergud

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Semitransparent copper ruby body. Tan creamy head with low retention and lace.
Wheat, grass, butter, pepper and a touch of honey.
Butter, wheat, pine and mild caramel taste. Good aftertaste of resin like hops especially after the beer warms abit.
Medium to full body, decent coating and slick.
Good and pleasant brew. Would make a good session beer.

-Oelergud

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2007 21:29:35 | More by oelergud
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christopheraknox

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-31-2011 00:54:15 | More by christopheraknox
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PostVinyl

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-23-2011 04:44:01 | More by PostVinyl
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abkayak

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-07-2013 16:38:03 | More by abkayak
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beerpadawan

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-27-2012 02:32:47 | More by beerpadawan
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Wasatch

Utah

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden/amber color, some carbonation, nice creamy tan head which sticks around, tons of lacing afterwards. Scents of hops, malts, and citrus. Taste of bitter hops, and malts. There is a nice dry sweetness aftertaste. Medium body. Very drinkable. Another strong offering from Stone.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2006 00:02:05 | More by Wasatch
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Nitty703

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-24-2014 01:58:31 | More by Nitty703
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aubuc1

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 12 oz bottle in to a tulip

pours a clear orangey brown with an off white head.

sweet citrusy smell with a light malt backbone

taste is bitter sweet bready malt.

full mouthfeel butlight enough to make it drinkable

a solid beer from stone and quite sessionable

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2009 19:15:07 | More by aubuc1
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Amberluvsbeer

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-27-2013 15:18:26 | More by Amberluvsbeer
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SimonTja

Sweden

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-16-2013 01:44:59 | More by SimonTja
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dank203

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice pour into pint glass. fairly dark in color, amber brown. lots of floating sediment, unfiltered look. fluffy head, nice sticky lacing. good malt backbone on this, some juicy citrus and grapefruity hops. good bite in the finish, well rounded. good texture, light but full, juicy, pretty delicious

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 01:01:50 | More by dank203
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JSOBB

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-29-2013 16:05:53 | More by JSOBB
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fluidmotion

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-23-2012 00:21:38 | More by fluidmotion
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dmmast

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-13-2012 00:39:33 | More by dmmast
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tmhoye

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-27-2013 23:00:34 | More by tmhoye
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-31-2011 22:10:10 | More by buckyp
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Scott17taylor

Iowa

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-20-2014 03:35:26 | More by Scott17taylor
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Brandon_Carver

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-10-2014 19:51:41 | More by Brandon_Carver
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adiofidelity

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-04-2014 04:01:14 | More by adiofidelity
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amitch

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-16-2011 05:25:55 | More by amitch
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-06-2014 12:57:01 | More by MikeWard
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BlackBearForge

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep coppery amber with a thick off white head which leaves thick curtains of lace.

The aroma is of deep caramel malt, very rich some grassy overtones.

Taste is rich like the smell, filling the mouth initially of deep caramel malts with a fair amount of hop bitterness on the tongue with the finish. A bit of butterscotch and a sour fruit note as well. As with all good beers the flavors improve on warming becoming more balanced and rounded.

Mouthfeel is perhaps heavier than any other pale ale I've encountered. I'd rate it on the heavy side of medium, creamy and a bit slick.

I think I will have to drink a few more of these before I really have a handle on the drinkability of this beer. It's quite good but a bit richer than other pale ales I'm used to. I have an idea once I'm used to it it will be quite drinkable indeed!

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2009 22:34:55 | More by BlackBearForge
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cvalleskey

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-18-2014 03:22:44 | More by cvalleskey
Stone Pale Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,347 ratings.