Stone Pale Ale | Stone Brewing

BA SCORE
87
very good
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
Ratings:
2,714
Reviews:
985
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.31%
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
329
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,714 |  Reviews: 985
Photo of calicaliente
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an dark orange color with a medium sized white head and above avearge lacing. Smell is heavy grapefruit citrus and biscuit. Taste is not very complex but pleasent with malt sweetness and fruitiness, backed by a grapefruit bitternss. Mouthfeel is medium with good drinkability.

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Photo of KingRascal
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of swh1972
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of cisteve
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of grannaniwa
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of tedho21
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of RespetoCerveza101
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Falcone
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of StoicBeast
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of SHCC
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Golden amber brew with less than a fingers worth of head, and neither opaque or clear. The head does prove to be rather persistent. Smell includes some sweet malt with a faint mix of citrus, floral, and spicy notes. The hops comes on stronger in the taste than it did in the smell, at least initially drowning out everything else. Once i got past the bitter, there is some caramel malty support going on to back up the taste. Nice mouth feel.

This meets my expectations of a pale ale rather well. While a bit on the bitter side, it is still a balanced beer. I'm looking forward to trying more of the beers from Stone when i can get my hands on them.

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Photo of ChanceK
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of bh123
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of abcramer
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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

Pours a clear copper with a big fluffy head that forms into a thin ring around the glass. Spotty lacing throughout. Floral hop aroma with some pale bready malts in the background. Taste is similar with full malt flavor up front with a nice hopped finish. Seems pretty balanced. Medium bodied.

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Photo of Permalater
3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

At first a very nice looking beer with a nice creamy looking head. The smell was not one I'd come to expect from a pale ale, somewhat off smelling to me but clean and fresh. When the beer actually hit my tongue for the first time I was a little disappointed by the result. It's not the actual taste that put me off but rather the strange, lingering bitterness that felt bland and unpleasant. It just worked to mask all the other flavors of the beer, which if I could taste, I'm sure it would be great! I love Stone brewery and will always continue to buy from them, but this is one you will not find me buying again any time soon.

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Photo of Swim424
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into cigar city pint glass from 12oz bottle

A-Pours a Beautiful amber red. Small nice white head. Can see what appears to be a good amount of suspended materials in the beer.

S-smells awesome. Nice hoppy floral scent, mixed with a great sweet malt smell.

T-A nice hop floral flavor up front mixed well with a malt sweetness that hangs with you all the way through till the end, where the bitterness decides to make it self ever so slightly present.

MF-medium body. A bit thin, a bit of creaminess to it. A nice carbonation, maybe a tad high, but fits the beer very well.

O-this is a very nice beer. Nothing exceptional, nothing stands out, except the awesome smell, but one I could never turn down, and could enjoy anytime of the year.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of GuidedByVoices
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of BrownNut
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Orangey. Pretty white textured head that sticks around. Loads of lacing.

S - Malty sugar sweet. Later there's almost an orange smell but more floral, kind of faint.

T - Lighty sweet, full malt flavor. Bitterness not even really detectable until the afterswallow, and still not much, which suits this non-hop guy just fine. Hoppy burps.

M - Slightly soft

O - Very nice. An easy drinker with full flavor and a tasteful hop level. I'd even pull the hops back a bit in the aftertaste if possible and then call it super.

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Photo of friedpotatoes
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Stone Pale Ale from Stone Brewing
3.89 out of 5 based on 2,714 ratings.
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