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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

2,564 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,564
Reviews: 967
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 80
Gots: 182 | 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

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Photo of alexknuckles
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 ProfessorCJ
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into an ale glass. 2+ fingers of slightly tan foam with pretty lacing. Good clear and definitive amber appearance. Smells like you want beer to smell like, malty with hint of hops and vegatable smells. Taste roasted grain and some chocolate undertone. It fills the mouth with flavor and feels full on the tongue it has a nice long finish that is slightly bitter. I first drank it in SD a while back and buy it whenever I find it available.

Photo of MonkeymooTJ
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5


Dark orange with an amber/red haze. A two finger head retains well and a light carbonation level can be seen rising to the top


A 60/40 malt to hop level. Malts are toasty/sweet with a hint of butterscotch. Hops smell of fresh cut pine and a slight cirtrus.


A moderate initial bitterness level. A good balance of piney hops and toasty malts. A bit of spice is also detectable.


A light body that is a bit dry. There is a definite lack of carbonation and not much aftertaste left behind


It was ok. Good promise with initial bitterness and balance of malts. But it wares off and falls a little flat. It fits the style of a pale but I think some of Stones other offerings are far superior

Photo of joeyrvv
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ChrisConnell
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of indiana
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of sellmeagod
2.91/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Usually it is Stone's job to kick your butt and make you wonder why you came to drink it, then realize that's exactly why you're drinking it, man up and emerge triumphant.

With this one, the ale does not nearly accomplish this.

Yes it's a Pale Ale, but a bit of reddishness gives it a good look (that matches the bottle, nice!). Smelling the hops and barley, you drink down a regular and not even offensive hoppy taste. Why? Stone, I want you to crush me!

Sure you could drink 'em often, but the taste is a bit too bland to make each sip desirable, and at 5.4 abv there's no reason to stay with this one.

Photo of Digitallama
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of hopheadipaman
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ATADakaCHAD
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Tunguska
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of EighthElement
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of Bpvarona
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of RonKoch
4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Isn't this the standard by which all other American Pale Ale's should be measured? They've been making this recipe since July 1996, according to wording on the bottle, which is to say, for eons, considering the fast changing American craft beer market. Nice caramel malt flavors are the sweet to the bitter of this hop heavy ale.

Photo of manguero
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of DinoFight
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of noknife83
4.73/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours amber with a hint of orange, nice thick head of foam. This beer has a nice nose, and a very interesting taste, a great balance between the sweet and bitter. A lot of Pales make the mistake and have way too much of a malt taste, but not this, just enough. All in all a great, I strongly recommend this beer.

Photo of leviathan85
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BeerBeatnik
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this recently and was a bit surprised. Not that it was bad, just that I wasn't surprised by it on the upside. It had a darker pale ale appearance with decent head and poured into a pint glass. There wasn't that much nose to it. Certainly not a overally hoppy pale ale. It tasted good. Fine in the mouthfeel area and overall good.

Photo of mmitgang
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of PluckyDucky
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Schwag
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Shanop1288
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of EduardoOrtega01
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Stone Pale Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,564 ratings.