1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Stone Pale Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Stone Pale AleStone Pale Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,566 Ratings
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,566
Reviews: 967
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 80
Gots: 183 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-23-2001

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Stone Pale Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,566 | Reviews: 967 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of IPAaron
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of beer272
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - appearance was good. Nice carbonation that lasted with some lacing.

S - Hops pretty dominate.

T - taste was nice. hops were forward and the malt took a back seat.

M - Good mouth feel.

O - I'll admit I am not a hop fan. This is one of Stone's year around beers.

Photo of Zimbo
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Typical big weighty Stone house character to start but not at all huge or grotesqe. Off white head which thins in time.
Biggish potent nose. Nice rounded full dry grapefruit taste/feel is full and robust which lasts well before taste fades. Middling length at best. Reasonable but could do with more development.
Some simple lacing too.

Like all Stone beers this is very good but this one is sort of heavy and lacking the sophistication I would expect from the style.

Photo of harperman69
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of cwreay90
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of garymuchow
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice looking printed bottle. Makes me think I should have kept the other Stone bottles I've sampled.
Aroma is fresh hops of grassy quality, but also a solid malt background that kinda' sweet and biscuit/toast. Very nice.
Head is a little muted and settles to a flat cap very quickly. Orange amber and slightly cloudy.
Nice blending of malt and hops. Nice coating of bitterness and hops on tongue with a soft bitterness that hangs around for a bit, with a load of flavor. Fairly malt based for style. Hops flavor similar to aroma.
Smooth ale with slightly prickly bubbles
Nicely flavored and complex for style.
Thanks for the bottle John.

Photo of corzocl
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of qcghost
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of cheesepuffs
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of MattBreight
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Kcman91
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Robyn
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of parkwood
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JeffDWhaazup
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of adammills
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this 12oz bottle into a pint glass. It is a wonderful copper in color with a slightish head a faint tan. Both in smell and taste lots of hops, grassy, and citrusy. The carbonation is a bit more than I expected, but it is very refreshing. It finishes dry. Overall, it is a pretty bold pale ale. It is a bit too hoppy for the style me thinks, but that aside it is a very good beer.

4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of RelentlessLefty
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of TubaManJack
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of toolg
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Fairwin
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of bob727
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Sam-VW
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into CAMRA glass

Dark golden colour with thick white head, dissipates slowly leaving sticky lacing

Smells malty with a hint of hop

Tastes malty with sweet hop bitterness leaving piny aftertaste

Medium carbonation and goes down very smooth

Photo of Matthewpakula
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Stone Pale Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,566 ratings.