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Stone Pale Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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very good

2,436 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,436
Reviews: 961
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 73
Gots: 128 | 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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Served in a pint.

A - Nice smoke from popping the bottle. Crisp translucent copper hue with a small ivory head.

S - Pale malts, yeast and hops. Simple.

T - Rather heavy on the malts for an APA, reminds me of OB Dale's PA in this regard. Bit of caramel sweetness atop smooth smooth malts. Crisp finish that goes down nicely. Nothing crazy here, yet nothing bad to speak of.

M - Light-medium body with moderate carbonation.

O - This is a simple, malty pale ale. Big simplicity makes this one a go-to when you want something simple and clean with refinement.

mscudder, Dec 31, 2012
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A: Not pale, almost amber

S: Lovely Ahtanum aroma, sweet caramel malts. Hints of pepper.

T: The hops are one tone lower than the cascade not as bright but delicious, high caramel/bread sweet on the front.

M: Medium, balanced, appropriate.

O: One of the best examples of Californian APA there is. A good session or pairing beer. It is a bit on the sweet caramel side with a darker color than other APAs. I think it's wonderful and has unique character.

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The Beers of California


Bottled Date: None

A: Golden copper with minimal haze and two fingers of off white foam with good retention. The head finally fades leaving a generous amount of lace on the glass.

S: Biscuity malt, bread, and grass with caramel, brown sugar sweetness and faint citrus and pine in the background.

T: Toasted brown bread, buttery biscuits, and even some faint nuttiness. The malt is balanced with a nice hop bitterness which consists of mostly herbal, earthy, and grass notes along with some muted pine and citrus flavors.

M: Medium mouthfeel with good prickling carbonation. Trace linger.

O: Overall a nice pale ale which is well balanced and easy to drink. One of my first California microbrews which will always have a soft spot in my refrigerator. A brew that pairs well with almost any food and is also a great session beer.

ElSid, Dec 21, 2012
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Stone Pale Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,436 ratings.