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Stone Pale Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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very good

2,429 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,429
Reviews: 960
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 73
Gots: 127 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

erlenmeyer, Jul 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Undated 12oz pored into an Arrogant Bastard pint glass.

Clear burnished copper with a vanilla head of two fingers. Very good retention with plenty of sticky lace.

Hoppy citrus aroma with just enough malty sweetness under neath for balance.

Malty upfront and then it fades into an equally strong citric to piny hop flavor that is again very well balanced and leaves a nice lingering hop flavor. The malts are a bit biscuity and lend another dimension of flavor. I love the balance on this one.

Moderate mouth with the right amount of carbonation. A perfectly drinkable PA that blows most of my old standbys out of the water.

ypsifly, Dec 19, 2006
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Schmoog, Dec 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

RyanInGA, Apr 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

guinb, May 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Pours a dark copper color with a dense white head.

Lots of citrus and caramel in the nose with a slight oaked noted.

Full bodied and silky smooth. This has plenty of character. Tons of caramel sweetness and plenty of hoppy goodness to offer. The citrus of hops is coupled with a spice and finishes with a bunch of sweetness. Plenty of pear and apple esters add to the complexity of this APA.

There is quite a bit going on here in what Stone provides as there otherwise simple American Pale Ale. This is delicious and I wish it was offered in more locations.

stewart124, Dec 23, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Flashyspoons, Feb 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

KevinTK, May 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

TankyTommy, Jan 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

BigGingDrinker, Jul 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

uncorporated, Mar 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

ohtheguilt, Jan 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

tedho21, Apr 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

XavierMuskies, Feb 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

This Pale pours out to a coppery fused amber color with an overall clearish tone to it and glowing strong with a small yet thick and lustery dark beige head that sits just a bit on top before going to the way side. Lacing in minimal thin strings and globs.

Aroma is mostly toasty malts, whole grains, wild rice, very clean, with a bit of floral grassyness.

Taste is quite nice, beautifully rendered toasty malted front with favorable whole grain and biscuity tones with a great dryness that lasts and lasts. Hops keep a charge of wood bits and floral grasses which really help peak that dryness and the bitterness is fully in check with just a nudge of dried grapefruit and hop resin giving the perfect amount of balance.

Feel is milding smooth and toasty dry with a medium body overall with just enough bite in the hop profile and enough malted structure for a well balanced symphony of splendor in the taste buds. Very good stuff! Great drying qualities throughout and nice melded flavors. Quaffable indeed, surely a sessionable ale here. Yum!
Thanks goes out to xlperro for the bottles!

tavernjef, Mar 16, 2004
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Scary_Version, Jul 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

A - Pours a bright clear orange, light copper with two fingers of creamy off white head. Lacing clings to the side of the glass.

S - Caramel and soft citrus, flowery hops. Basic and somewhat faint but spot on for the style.

T - Sweet caramel malt and fresh baked biscuity bread followed by citrus and flowery hops. Dry with a nice hop presence but very well balanced.

M - Light to medium body with just the right amount of carbonation. Slightly dry on the finish.

D - Very drinkable. I feel I could drink this everyday and not get sick of it.

brewcrew76, Jan 15, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

dtresca, Jul 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

JMM0414, May 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

CraZCraig, Sep 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

tgreenwood4, Nov 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Gobearswalter34, Aug 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Poupae, Jul 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Pac-N-West_SNOB, Apr 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

flappybeer, Jul 24, 2014
Stone Pale Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,429 ratings.