1. The BeerAdvocate Store is back! Pre-order your stuff now. Items begin shipping Dec 15. Christmas deadline = Dec 18 @ 5pm EST.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Stone Pale Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Stone Pale AleStone Pale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,540 Ratings
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,540
Reviews: 963
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 76
Gots: 167 | 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)
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: 2,540 | Reviews: 963 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of mjohann
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Boilerbrando
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of pgregoryCA
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of xfactor9600
3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- dull amber color, with half a finger of head.

S- A sweet mixture of hops and citrus notes.

T- A nice taste of malts and citrus. Not too sweet though, as there is a sort of dulling effect at the end of the sip.

M- My bottle felt a little flat carbonation wise, but after another bottle, I learned I may have just been expecting more carbonation.

D- A nice change of pace beer for me. I've been drinking a lot of SN Celebration and Hopslam, so it was nice to have a beer with less bite.

Photo of TouchOfEvil
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of JeleReviews
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Looked absolutely amazing. A gorgeous red tint to the deep clear gold color. An impressive two finger head that sets slowly. It has lacing that lasts the entire beer.

S: Earthy and subtle.

T: A very earthy and easy pale ale. It has just enough kick.

M: I think this was well blended. The beer was a little oily feeling. Pretty clean finish.

Photo of Infamous273
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of butleram4
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of brewbattles
2.4/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

We conducted a blind taste test between this beer and 4 other popular American Pale Ales: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Deschutes Mirror Pond Ale, Stone Pale Ale, Firestone Double Barrel Ale, and Boulder Hazed & Infused.

Check it out: http://youtu.be/DHis2L_OBdg

Photo of stonefan55
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of blingice
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Neecee513
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured bottle into pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy, reddish amber color, some head retention.

S: Sweet! Apple and peaches.

T: Low hop bitterness, much stronger malt backbone of biscuit.

M: Minimum carbonation, moderate body, dry.

D: This beer was much sweeter than I prefer, but the more I sipped, some sweet pine notes came through that were pleasing.

Photo of ChiT0wn1924
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Chlsyhawkins
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of mutd8710
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Off_inthe_Shower
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of bfred805
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Dark amber, tan head. Not a fan of the mild body mixed with cough syrup taste. Not the worst beer I've ever had, it's a stone... But wouldn't order it again

Photo of spencerw
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Cloudy medium copper color with minimal head and very little lacing.

S- Not a very powering scent if any at all. Smells very light with some minor citrus and hop. I really had to get close and smell several times to come up with something.

T- Light on the hop flavor yet nice, very subtle malt and some very light citrus flavor. Doesn't strike me as a very powerful APA. Extremely light tasting but very good.

M- Very light and light body. Light carbonation.

D- First Stone's beer I have tried. Extremely drinkable. Goes down very smooth and very innocent. Not much to it!

Was looking forward to trying this beer. Overall it is a great beer. Would go very well with a piece of white fish or poultry. Very simple and taste very good. I will for sure buy this again and or order it if ever on tap. I definitely recommend trying it. Could almost pass for a lager.

Photo of drewkennedy
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Gu3mom
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of cfleming
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of TankyTommy
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of raisethejollybrewer
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Taffle
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A copper, amber coloration and malty head give this pale a great appearance.

After literally dipping my shnoz in the foam, I took away some subtle hops and fruitiness. A bit orangy and tangy citric.

Hops were there, but not much. A lot of zest from the fruit. Really smooth and not too much bite - just perfect.

A bit more to this beer than was expecting. The flavors are wonderful and the mouthfeel was great. Perfect carbonation and body on the palate.

Stone still doesn't seize to amaze me with their products. This is probably my new favorite pale ale. Everything seems to be moderate and perfected. Love this brew.

Photo of JamesP123
2.8/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A. A dark amber/light copper color with 2 finger sof off white head. Medium lacing down the glass.

S. PIcking up some sweet malt and a good amount of dark fruits: Dates, raisins. Not much hop essence coming through.

T. I am wondering how old the 6-pack is. Not getting any real hop flavor at all, mostly sweet maltiness like toffee and ripe dark fruits. Not bad, not that good. Overall not what I was expecting from a pale ale, nor what I prefer. I think the bottles may be really old.

M. Medium bodied, moderate carbination

D. Overall not my cup of tea, or ale in this case. Not really bad, but was expecting a lot more from this beer. May buy one more down the road to see if this was a old batch, but would much rather have a Dales Pale, SNPA or many other PA's before this one.

Stone Pale Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,540 ratings.