Stone Pale Ale | Stone Brewing

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,715 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
Ratings:
2,715
Reviews:
985
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.31%
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
330
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,715 |  Reviews: 985
Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lettsgo3
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of username
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The original, not the 2.0.
Enjoy by 6/3/15, so 13 days past date.

Smells rather unassuming — mostly of mild malts. Taste is a nice balance of malts and hops. Floral, piney, citrus pith. Has a drier finish that leaves a bitter, pith-like taste which another sip will alleviate easily, thus, easy-drinking. Just seems like a really solid APA.

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Photo of Hop_God
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanK252
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a Stone Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours copper amber with a frothy light tan head that settles to a light layer and laces well.

S: Floral, light fruity notes, a little citrus, toasty and bready malt.

T: Floral, citrus, grapefruit pith, pine, kinda grassy woody, a little spicy, slightly toasty, faint fruity notes towards the finish.

M: Maybe a bit towards the lighter side of medium body, moderate carbonation, rather crisp and drinkable.

O: Maybe not my favorite pale ale, but still glad I snagged a 6 pack before it faded off into the sunset.

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Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
3.42/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WallstreetB
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tasteology408
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smooth for a stone beer. Beginner in the line of stone. Pick this upbefore you try the ipa

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Photo of hopkrid
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FritzSteinhoff
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DucksFan16
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jordanmtate
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigAl18
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MFMB
3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Again not a pale ale fan but didn't mind this one. Very malty taste that I enjoyed and I love San Diego! I hear it's German for a whales vagina. Stay classy Stone and stay classy San Diego.

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Photo of snotster
4.97/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Delicious piece of turd this is!

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Photo of LukeGude
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of valianes
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Determined_021
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benh777
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tbone2131
3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MurrayMumbles
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of South2NW
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stone Pale Ale from Stone Brewing
3.89 out of 5 based on 2,715 ratings.
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