Stone Pale Ale | Stone Brewing

Stone Pale AleStone Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.85/5
2,714 Ratings
Stone Pale AleStone Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 06-23-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
985
Ratings:
2,714
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
3.93
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
330
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 2,714 |  Reviews: 985
Photo of Libeertarian
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of andrewh995
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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?

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Photo of Timtac
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bammer21
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scratch69
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crotharagain
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of puftdank
3.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PureSteele
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Avatar113
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnyd10vt
2.61/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of mikr
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.37/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Yermomsfavorite
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerTailor
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cold_1
3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeccaH
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nicholas2121
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
2.67/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Probably my least favorite Stone

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Photo of warpig372
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sposter4
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billydoughnuts
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Didier
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aratcliffe
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcmikey
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nhirsch04
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Stone Pale Ale from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 2,714 ratings
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