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Stone Pale Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,451 Ratings
THE BROS
88
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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3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours an orangish-copper color with an inch thick head that dissipates instantly, leaving a pretty good lacing.

Smell - Sweet but also bitter, a slight funk, and alcohol.

Taste - It has a very nice sweetness to it, kind of like grapefruit. The hops taste like pine to me. There is a slight mustiness, like the aroma. And there is a very light alcohol flavor in the finish, kind of similar to a whiskey ale. I think this might be brewed in oak barrels as well?

Mouthfeel - Has a pretty thick feel with medium carbonation.

Overall - It's pretty easy to drink on.

jsisko01, Mar 01, 2013
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3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Two fingers of head on a cloudy, dark straw colored body.
The aroma is a faint grain smell.
The taste starts malty then switches to moderate pine/grapefruit bitterness; finishes with a mild sweetness. Great profile.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It's a straight up pale ale, can't lose with this one.

Fatehunter, Feb 28, 2013
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williamjbauer, Feb 26, 2013
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plinythederek, Feb 25, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle. Bottle says to 'enjoy by 04/03/13'. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a nice ruby copper color with about two fingers worth of fluffy off-white creamy head.

S - Light bready malts with a faint whiff of citrus hops in the background. Not a complex smell, but not off-putting either. Smells lightly refreshing and inviting.

T - Taste follows the nose, lots of nice bready malts paired with a hint of grapefruit hops and a bit of fresh lemon / orange. The bottle says it best, itself, at describing this beer claiming it is "nearly on the modest side". It is a much more tame beer than a lot of the raging hop assaults that Stone Brewing releases. A nice change of pace. Nicely balanced with a nice light body.

M - Smooth and clean mouthfeel. Just a very slight bitter hop aftertaste.

Overall, it is highly drinkable at only 5.40% abv, lightly bodied, and remarkably well-balanced. Definitely a nice take on the style by Stone, I would have it again.

Stone Pale Ale ---3.5/5

mfnmbvp, Feb 24, 2013
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Stone Pale Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,451 ratings.