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Stone Pale Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Pale AleStone Pale Ale

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very good

2,591 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,591
Reviews: 974
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 83
Gots: 209 | FT: 3
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

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bottle into Duvel Glass

appearance: dark mahogany with a subtle amberhue, large white head with intricate lacing, good retention

smell: tropical fruity hops, emphasis on citrus, grapefruit and apple

taste: very well balanced, enough bitterness to satisfy a hop head but smooth enough to appeal to anyone, follows the nose with citrus apple and grapefruit notes. very refreshing smooth finish, bitterness doesn't linger too long.

mouthfeel: not much carbonation, surprisingly full body for a pale ale

overall: I would say this may be a benchmark for the pale ale category, alongside Sierra Nevada's classic green label. Never had a bad beer from Stone; think of this as their "light" IPA, all the flavor and awesomeness, but in a more session-able variety.

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As usual Stone uses quality ingredients in terms of both malt and hops to make one of their most balanced beers. While Stone IPA is distributed across the country Stone Pale Ale continues to have more of a niche following which is fine by me.

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Stone Pale Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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