Stone Pale Ale | Stone Brewing

Stone Pale AleStone Pale Ale
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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 -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance is an almost clear medium copper with a 1.5 finger off-white head. Really good lacing and head retention.

Smell is a lot maltier that I thought it would be. Some nice biscuit along with spicy, earthy hops dominate. A little caramel in there too.

The flavor is quite malty from the get go with caramel being most noticeable. Spicy hops are there in the background with a light to moderate bitterness appearing about halfway through and lingering through the finish.

Overall I was a little disappointed there wasn't more hop flavor to this. The malt just seemed to overwhelm the hops that were there. A solid APA, though.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass tumbler. Pours a medium red-orange amber. A half finger fine slightly off-white head that slowly dissipates to a light film. Aroma of herbal hops, sweet malt and a hint of citrus. Flavor of bready and caramel malts and hops. Finishes with malt and herbal hops. Light to medium bodied. Not as hop forward as other Stone brews, but appropriate for the style. A nice pale ale.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle served in a footed ale glass. Enjoy by date of 5/02/2012

A: Pours a clear amber with a one finger off white head that recedes to a thin collar and leaves some splotchy lace.

S: The nose is very balanced. Solid biscuit and pale malts with a light citrus rind hop presence. There is a slight hay also.

T: The taste is more of the same. Balanced with just a touch more bready and pale malts. The hop presence is a a combination of some orange and grass.

M: Light bodied with a light mouthfeel and nice carbonation. Drinkability is high.

O: A very solid, balanced and easily drinkable pale ale. Not much else to say.

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Stone Pale Ale from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 71.2% out of 100 with 2,714 ratings
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