Pale Ale 2.0 | Stone Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A modern American pale with Mandarina Bavaria hops
First Release: April 2015

This decidedly American West Coast pale ale represents the next chapter in our brewing story. Showcasing the full essence of vivid Mandarina Bavaria hops plucked from the storied fields of Germany, it presents bright flavors of peach and orange against a crisp, spicy, biscuity backdrop. We’re glad you’re with us on this journey!

Added by Patches826 on 02-25-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,465
Reviews:
146
Ratings:
670
pDev:
9.81%
 
 
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18
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
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3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Cigar City Brewing pint glass.

A: Pours crystal clear but a very deep gold - seems oddly dark for an APA. Forms a couple finger's worth of white head with average retention.

S: Mango and tangerine hops, some grassiness and biscuit malts. There's a tinny or thin metallic aroma as well, that shouldn't be there.

T: Grassy hops up front - reminiscent of noble hops. Some toasted malts and bits of bitter citrus. Some naked alpha bitterness (present in a lot of Stone hoppy beers) towards the in. There is still just a touch of that tinny flavor as well. Finishes clean but led by that naked alpha bitterness.

M: Body is on the heavy side for style, and the alcohol seems strong for an APA (though far from "hot"). Good amount of carbonation sensation.

O: This almost seems to have some lager characteristics, with being so clear in appearance, the toasted malts, the very clean finish, and the strange albeit restrained hop flavors for an APA. I might have guessed a hoppy Oktoberfest beer? It isn't a good APA, and really not a particularly good beer. I hope they rethink this one and launch Pale Ale 3.0 soon. Or at least Pale Ale 2.5.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.39/5  rDev -7.6%
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3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
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3.56/5  rDev -3%
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3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
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3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.17/5  rDev +13.6%
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
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4/5  rDev +9%
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 6% abv

Appearance- Pours a reddish orange with tall white head, heavy lacing.

Smell- Barley malt, light citrus, straw

Taste- Grainy malt. Light biscuit with slight toastiness. Citrus builds, light orange blossom and grapefruit notes. Becomes bitter with a hop grassiness right into the finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium in body with active carbonation.

Overall- A solid, clean, and simple pale ale. Just as the style should be; no more no less.

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3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
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3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A thoroughly average beer from Stone. I must say, in a way I feel disappointed. This beer is better than 75% of American craft beers, but am I wrong to expect Stone to compete for the top 10%? There's nothing terribly wrong with this brew, but it's a tad bit red with a kinda boring malt backbone and a thoroughly average hop coverage. Don't get my wrong, this beer is good, but it isn't anything better than good. Sometimes I expect Stone to overdo things with bravioso, and when they do I applaud them even if it is tragic, but this is just kind of predictable and average; and I'm sorry, but I love Stone too much to tolerate average. If you were a lesser brewery I'd forgive you, but it is only out of affection I must say that this beer does not live up to Stone's potential. I look forward to the next time they put out a beer that makes me eat my words, but this is not that beer.

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3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
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2.93/5  rDev -20.2%
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3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
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3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
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3.56/5  rDev -3%
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Pale Ale 2.0 from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 670 ratings