Pale Ale
Stone Brewing

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From:
Stone Brewing
 
California, United States
Style:
Pale Ale - American
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 11.17%
Ratings:
2,718
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 05, 2021
Added:
Jun 24, 2001
Wants:
  87
Gots:
  328
SCORE
87
Very Good
Pale AlePale Ale
Notes: None
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Photo of Sigmund
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Sigmund from Norway

355 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5.4%. Deep orange to amber colour, large off-white head. Strong and pleasant sweetish aroma of malts and oranges / orange marmalade, honey, fruity hops and hints of caramel. The flavour is medium sweet and malty, notes of caramel and oranges, and a firm hoppy bitterness in the finish. Some resin in the aftertaste. Very good.

Jan 05, 2021
Photo of ShawnyBellJive
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by ShawnyBellJive

Basic shit pretty good stole 3 from a party

Nov 07, 2019
 
3.83 by tommyboy985 from Massachusetts on Jan 11, 2019
Photo of Pegasus
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Pegasus from Texas

Appearance: Clear medium amber, with an off-white head, moderate, but retains well. The lacing is scattered and patchy.

Aroma: Bready malt, with resinous pine and medicinal hop notes, and a bit of caramel.

Taste: Opens with moderate pine hops and a nice backbone of caramel malt. Grapefruit rind notes appear later. Bready notes are also present, tending towards biscuit. Finishes with a lingering note of pine and grapefruit bitterness.

Mouth feel: Soft and very full, with slightly sharp carbonation.

Drinkability/Notes: Found while reorganizing the refrigerator, kept cold from the time of purchase. Still quite good. Hopefully, this one will return to the Stone line.

Presentation: Packaged in an enameled twelve-ounce brown glass longneck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a South American-style Pilsener glass.

Oct 28, 2018
 
3.87 by bongobeer from Alabama on Jul 31, 2018
 
3.41 by TylerKing from California on Jul 19, 2018
 
3.64 by RussWilson from Rhode Island on Jan 23, 2018
Photo of Libeertarian
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Libeertarian from Montana

From notes taken a while ago:

Pours copper to nearly ruby, but the darkness of it is greatly in thanks to the abundant haze. Rich tan, foamy to frothy head is large, lasting, with layers of lace. Toast, caramel, semi-tart malts, dates, a little rind on the nose. Palate is all of this as well, with other dark fruits, starting fairly sweet, finishing rindy, resinous, leafy, and leathery but also almost perfumy and soapy. All in good balance, and with mildly peppery afterbreath and a little ore toast and caramel on the aftertaste in addition to small amounts of bitterness. Medium-bodied, nearly full, with almost velvety suds, and a fair amount of tannins.

Apr 08, 2017
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3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by andrewh995 from Arizona

Had this on tap. Good beer but nothing incredible in my opinion. Maltiness and caramel with some hops. I'm confused that it says this is no longer brewed. Was that recent?

Jan 25, 2017
 
3.52 by Timtac from New Jersey on Jan 05, 2017
 
3.85 by Bammer21 from Illinois on Aug 27, 2016
 
3.52 by scratch69 from Missouri on Jul 30, 2016
Photo of crotharagain
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by crotharagain from Rhode Island

L - Copper hue, slighlty hazy. Two fingers of foam and lacing lasts.
S - Citrus, malt and caramel
T - Slightly citrus with a malt backbone. Smooth.
F - Best feature, silky mouthfeel
O - Great value for a pale ale, nicely done.

Jul 09, 2016
 
3.08 by puftdank from Illinois on Jun 07, 2016
 
4 by PureSteele from Texas on Jun 07, 2016
 
4.09 by Avatar113 from California on May 28, 2016
Photo of johnnyd10vt
2.61/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by johnnyd10vt from Oklahoma

While I love the Stone portfolio, this one isn't my favorite. The color is beautiful dark orange with very little head. Both the smell and the taste are dominated by what I would call a Belgian swampy funkiness that isn't my favorite. Not terrible by any means, but probably not something I would order again.

May 24, 2016
 
2.5 by mikr from New Jersey on May 19, 2016
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.37/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Slightly darker gold than your average pale ale, this one comes in at 1/2" white head. Aroma is tame, least hoppy anything that says pale ale anywhere in the name for Stone.

Taste, funny, its mild, average hopping. More malt. What a throwback to the 90s. Still better than your average option at your average bar. Believe dat.

May 11, 2016
 
3 by Yermomsfavorite from California on May 06, 2016
 
3.25 by BeerTailor from Ohio on Apr 18, 2016
 
3.49 by Cold_1 from California on Apr 17, 2016
 
3.96 by BeccaH from Florida on Mar 01, 2016
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4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by nicholas2121 from Ohio

Stone Pale Ale -brewed by Stone Brewing Co., with an ABV of 5.40% This brew pours out a nice,deep, golden amber color , with a nice white head. I really like the look of this brew. The smell of this pale ale is rich with hops, grins and malts. There is a nice amount of hops in the smell of this brew. Now for the taste , it is bold with flavors. You fisrt pick up on th hops in tis brew. Then you pick up on the nice smoothness of grains and malts. This brew has the look and smell of most pale ales o te market. I'm not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the tases , it is bold with flavors. You pick up on the , the hops aty first them the nice smoothest of grains and malts. Stone Plae ale has a nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about , this brew. Overall I'm giving Stone Pale Ale, a 4.25 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. Stone Brewing Co. , did a a nic job with this one.

Feb 23, 2016
Photo of TheBigBoy
2.67/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

Probably my least favorite Stone

Feb 22, 2016
 
4.15 by warpig372 from Indiana on Feb 15, 2016
 
3.94 by sposter4 from Pennsylvania on Feb 15, 2016
 
3.74 by Billydoughnuts from Michigan on Feb 04, 2016
 
3.5 by Didier from New Hampshire on Jan 28, 2016
 
3.96 by aratcliffe from Kansas on Jan 24, 2016
 
3.5 by Jcmikey from Texas on Jan 10, 2016
 
3.81 by nhirsch04 from Ohio on Jan 02, 2016
 
4 by MasterRigger from North Carolina on Dec 26, 2015
 
4.23 by Nolynylon from Virginia on Dec 22, 2015
 
3.59 by GarbageMan10 from Texas on Dec 21, 2015
 
3.96 by cantal from Pennsylvania on Dec 21, 2015
Photo of Jackdaripper
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Jackdaripper from Illinois

Prominent wood essence coming through with every sip, very enjoyable

Dec 16, 2015
 
3.59 by dandaugherty1221 from New York on Dec 16, 2015
 
3.75 by Nrod from Argentina on Dec 08, 2015
 
3.96 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Nov 30, 2015
Pale Ale from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 2718 ratings