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Stone Pale Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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very good

2,451 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,451
Reviews: 963
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 72
Gots: 130 | 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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Photo of buck1futter
4.68/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a- really dark amber orange, golden in the reflection. long lasting slighty off white head that last through out the drink. gets kinda small at the end but that doesn't really matter.

s-sweet butter with citrus. really nice. maybe a very very light brown sugar smell.

t-mmmm good. probably my 2nd fav. pale ale. goes down very good nice hop bitterness to top off the peak of the malt sweetness which is fantastic. some what bready but this beer is really really balanced, most balanced pale ale around.

m-slight cream very hearty yet goes done really smooth.

buck1futter, Sep 30, 2011
Photo of drno904
5/5  rDev +29.5%

drno904, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of MEOGDEN
4/5  rDev +3.6%

MEOGDEN, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of calicaliente
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an dark orange color with a medium sized white head and above avearge lacing. Smell is heavy grapefruit citrus and biscuit. Taste is not very complex but pleasent with malt sweetness and fruitiness, backed by a grapefruit bitternss. Mouthfeel is medium with good drinkability.

calicaliente, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of Mvacco
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Mvacco, May 06, 2012
Photo of JayDiddy
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

JayDiddy, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of D-town_brews420
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

D-town_brews420, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of iwhoopedbatman
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

iwhoopedbatman, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of excruciating_pastry
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

excruciating_pastry, May 18, 2012
Photo of Mattitude13
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Mattitude13, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of awicker
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

awicker, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of corybrysonkick
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

corybrysonkick, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of iammatt
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pleasing pale copper, almost what you'd expect from an amber ale. Thin one finger white head that quickly disappears with a fair amount of lacing left behind. Smells of sweet and toasted malts with a bit of citrusy hops trying to come through.

A pleasant sweet, roasted malt taste races across the palate followed quickly by a nice balancing of hops finishing with a slightly bitter hoppiness left in mouth. A very balanced beer, the malt lingers while the hops take over, never losing either flavor. A medium body matched with a fair amount of carbonation make this a very good beer, and is one of my favorite to introduce people to craft beer with.

iammatt, Jul 13, 2009
Photo of timmah427
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium amber color with a nice foamy head.

Fresh, citrusy hop smell with notes of caramel.

Medium bodied; the hops give this one a strong ruby-red grapefruit flavor, with a hint of malt to balance it out. Leaves thick, sticky lacing as you drink. Good mouthfeel. Quite balanced and tasty. Not the boldest of beers, but execution is exceptional.

timmah427, Sep 07, 2008
Photo of BillHaverchuck
4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured into a dark woody color, deep dark hazy amber
beautifully large foamy head
smells very woody and balanced
so crisp and refreshing, my mouth is left with a pinch from the hops as it's swallowed
great balanced pale ale, not too hoppy but just enough kick to it
this is a really great beer!

BillHaverchuck, Aug 23, 2010
Photo of tylmorelli
4/5  rDev +3.6%

tylmorelli, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of JoshSRNA
4/5  rDev +3.6%

JoshSRNA, May 15, 2012
Photo of Fairwin
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Fairwin, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of SamfordHall
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

SamfordHall, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of mbrust2
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

mbrust2, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of RedMage23
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

RedMage23, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of levineju
4/5  rDev +3.6%

levineju, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of konabrewer
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance was flawless. Beautiful amber with a head that couldn't be beaten down.

The smell was peaches and grapefruit. Quite delightful

The Taste was pure heaven with hints of earth and sweet malt mixed with the fruity esters and fruity hops

The finish leaves me a little hanging out there waiting for it to knock me over, but this is the most drinkable of any Stone beer by far.

Loved it!

konabrewer, Apr 15, 2004
Photo of Hipster
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Hipster, Nov 04, 2012
Stone Pale Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,451 ratings.