Stone Pale Ale | Stone Brewing

very good
2,714 Ratings
Stone Pale AleStone Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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

12 oz bottle, no bottle date, poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours an amber caramel color, topped with a couple fingers of creamy tan head, leaves great lacing.

S- Pale biscuity malts, floral hops, a bit of citrus,

T- Grassy floral hops with some citrus, has a bready caramel malt center, bitter finish.

M- Medium bodied, smooth feel, very drinkable.

O- A very nice straightforward pale ale.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by: 22APR12

Pours a nice copper ale with a sheet of white foam and excellent clarity leaving some decent lace. A somewhat spicy smell with an unusually english malt profile from this brewery. There some aromas of prune and citrus. Flavor is malty with again spicy hops and a good english (almost high end ESB) malt character. Really nice flavor, just not what I expected from this brewery. Medium bodied with moderate carb and an off-dry finish. Nice pale ale, really dig the take. Not all flashy like some of todays offerings.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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

A: Nice, 2+ fingers of off-white creamy head. Eventually it turns rocky and is really dramatic in appearance. Nice lacing occurs almost immediately. The color is really nice. It's a rich caramel that has more red than brown. Clarity is spot on and there's nice action from the carbonation.

S: Smell is mostly citrus from the hops and some nice, sweet caramel malts. It is a bit more subdued than I would like though.

T: This is a surprisingly well balanced pale ale from stone. It is certainly hoppy but there was a very careful hand in deciding the malt level. The first thing that strikes you is a bright, delicious hop almost entirely composed of citrus. But then the malts kick in... sweet and caramel, rich and roasty. It finishes with a nice bitterness and a shockingly clean finish.

M: Light to medium carbonation and smooth body.

O: Wow, this was the first time I've had Stone's pale ale and I was expecting a beer that barely qualifies as a pale. But they were surprisingly even in creating this beer. There's no harshness to it at all. It'd be perfect with practically any meal. The finish is clean and delicious. This beer is a beauty

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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1/5  rDev -74.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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

A: 1/4" quickly diminishing white head over cloudy deep amber fizzy liquid.

S: Caramel malt with a perfumy and citrusy hop aroma.

T: Perfumy floral hop presence with some citrus up front with a biscuity and nutty malt. Very clean tasting.

M: Crisp with medium viscosity and a delicate carbonation.

O: Very easily drinkable, wasn't expecting the perfumy and floral hop presence though.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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