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Stone Pale Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,563 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,563
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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

A-Thick 2.5 finger offwhite head. Clouded dark orange color. Spotty lacing.

S- Hoppy and grassy. Nice bitter smell.

T- Strangely sweet. Bitter as well, as is fitting for the APA. Very refreshing flavor.

M- Light in body, crisp finish. Little carbonation.

O-The classic. Good beer, not great in my opinion. A bit too watery for my taste.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Light russet in color with one finger thick cream colored head. Thin, consistent lacing leaves rings around the glass ticking off the time left for this brew.Wheat biscuit, thick caramel, and a bit of maple syrup in the nose. Very much like fresh bread. Very little hops aroma, if any. Sweet biscuit and grassy hops dominate the palate. A bit of hop oil at the end, the bitterness lingers. Clean, crisp, and a bit watery feeling to it. Dry finish. Easily drinkable, as a pale ale should be.

Gotta say, I was expecting more hops in Stone's pale ale. Sierra Nevada has more hop character in their PA than Stone, which kinda made sense when I compare SN's Torpedo to Stone's IPA. I think they like to make the hop presence a little more subtle than most in Escondido. The hops really come out in the mouthfeel and bitter aftertaste. The prominent malt presence makes this a well balanced brew that is easy to drink. A solid beer, I'll pick this up when I'm looking for a bit more malt in my pale ale.

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Stone Pale Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,563 ratings.