Pale Ale
Stone Brewing

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Stone Brewing
California, United States
American Pale Ale
3.85 | pDev: 11.17%
Jan 05, 2021
Jun 24, 2001
Very Good
Pale AlePale Ale
Notes: None
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
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Rated by ShawnyBellJive

3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Basic shit pretty good stole 3 from a party
Nov 07, 2019
Rated: 3.83 by tommyboy985 from Massachusetts

Jan 11, 2019
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Reviewed by Pegasus from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 3.87 by bongobeer from Alabama

Jul 31, 2018
Rated: 3.41 by TylerKing from California

Jul 19, 2018
Rated: 3.64 by RussWilson from Rhode Island

Jan 23, 2018
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Reviewed by Libeertarian from Montana

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.
Apr 08, 2017
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Reviewed by andrewh995 from Arizona

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?
Jan 25, 2017
Rated: 3.52 by Timtac from New Jersey

Jan 05, 2017
Rated: 3.85 by Bammer21 from Illinois

Aug 27, 2016
Rated: 3.52 by scratch69 from Missouri

Jul 30, 2016
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Reviewed by crotharagain from Rhode Island

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.
Jul 09, 2016
Rated: 3.08 by puftdank from Illinois

Jun 07, 2016
Rated: 4 by PureSteele from Texas

Jun 07, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by Avatar113 from California

May 28, 2016
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Reviewed by johnnyd10vt from Oklahoma

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.
May 24, 2016
Rated: 2.5 by mikr from New Jersey

May 19, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

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.
May 11, 2016
Rated: 3 by Yermomsfavorite from California

May 06, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by BeerTailor from Ohio

Apr 18, 2016
Rated: 3.49 by Cold_1 from California

Apr 17, 2016
Rated: 3.96 by BeccaH from Florida

Mar 01, 2016
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Reviewed by nicholas2121 from Ohio

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.
Feb 23, 2016
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Rated by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

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
Feb 22, 2016
Rated: 4.15 by warpig372 from Indiana

Feb 15, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by sposter4 from Pennsylvania

Feb 15, 2016
Rated: 3.74 by Billydoughnuts from Michigan

Feb 04, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Didier from New Hampshire

Jan 28, 2016
Rated: 3.96 by aratcliffe from Kansas

Jan 24, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Jcmikey from Texas

Jan 10, 2016
Rated: 3.81 by nhirsch04 from Ohio

Jan 02, 2016
Rated: 4 by MasterRigger from North Carolina

Dec 26, 2015
Rated: 4.23 by Nolynylon from Virginia

Dec 22, 2015
Rated: 3.59 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

Dec 21, 2015
Rated: 3.96 by cantal from Pennsylvania

Dec 21, 2015
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Rated by Jackdaripper from Illinois

3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Prominent wood essence coming through with every sip, very enjoyable
Dec 16, 2015
Rated: 3.59 by dandaugherty1221 from New York

Dec 16, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Nrod from Argentina

Dec 08, 2015
Rated: 3.96 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Nov 30, 2015
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