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Stone Pale Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Pale AleStone Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,590 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,590
Reviews: 974
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 83
Gots: 209 | FT: 3
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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Ratings: 2,590 | Reviews: 974
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a standard pint glass. This brew pours a deep amber hue with a centimeter-thick off-white head that settles to a thin film on the surface. Lacing is very sticky and quite attractive. Nose is slightly grainy, with hints of caramel and honey. Hops linger in the backround with floral, fruity character. Flavor of the beer is much like the smell, yet more balanced. Caramel and cereal grains meld with grassy, floral notes. A medium bodied pale with above average flavor and finish. It's certainly sessionable and an excellent example of the style.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Zorro for this bottle.

Pours a nice dark copper with an impressive inch and a half of light tan head that lasts. Smell is a nice blend of malts and hops. Doughy scent comes through first, followed by brown sugar then the flowery, fruity hops. Taste moves along the same path from sweet malts to fruity hops. Nicely balanced. No bitterness from the hops noticed...just goes down smooth. Thin to medium body with nice carbonation. I thought it could have been a bit thicker feeling but a nice brew none the less.

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12 oz bottle poured into a wine glass - Bottled in 2007

Appearance: Very deep red color with brown tones and a slight orange hue. nice 2" white head with plenty of craters and various bubble sizes.

Smell: The malt aroma is strong but there is also strawberry, plum and caramel.

Taste: Cherry flavor with lots of malt in there too. Where are all the hops? Doesn't seem at all like an APA. Anyway, toffee, caramel, nuts and black tea. The right amount of sweetness is there.

Mouthfeel: Smoothe smoothe smoothe. Gentle carbonation and slick in the mouth. Creamy finish is pleasant.

Drinkability: Great. I thought stone was the meter stick for style categorizations but maybe I was wrong. I don't see this brew as an APA. Great flavors, ample complexity, and smoothe drinkability make this one a winner.

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Dark orange with off white head - small head remains, minimal lacing.

Smells of hops, slight citrus smell.

The brew tastes of hops, some citrus undertones a bready taste to a degree. Very smoth and crisp very balanced. Very refreshing - has a some what earthy taste to it as well.

This is a very drinkable, very balanced pale ale. One of the better ones that I have had.

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Stone Pale Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,590 ratings.