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Stone Pale Ale | Stone Brewing

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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

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Added by kbub6f on 06-23-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 12 oz bottle pored into my Stone Imperial pint glass picked up at the brewery last summer

A - A copper amber, with 2 fingers of head, and nice sticky lace all over the glass. Very impressive for a Pale Ale

S - Malty grain up front, some citrus notes from the hops, and a slight booze aroma.

T - A very hoppy pale ale. Nice citrus notes, with a very strong malt backbone. Very well balanced. Smooth, and crisp.

M - Well carbonated, crisp mouth feel.

O - About as good as a Pale Ale can get in my opinion. Well balanced, hoppy, smooth.

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Photo of doucmehu
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of beer272
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - appearance was good. Nice carbonation that lasted with some lacing.

S - Hops pretty dominate.

T - taste was nice. hops were forward and the malt took a back seat.

M - Good mouth feel.

O - I'll admit I am not a hop fan. This is one of Stone's year around beers.

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Photo of Doughbodyboy
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer is good. it pours a darker than most pale ales amber brown color with a thick creamy head that leaves near perfect lacing. the smell has a very sweet butterscotch and fruity smell it reminds me of fermenting apples. the taste is similar to the smell at fist and flows into a small bite of hops with some faint bitterness that lasts briefly. the feel in the mouth is more creamy than crisp but that's not to say it is lacking any carbonation. i will definatly be picking this one up in my next mixed six pack i grab. Cheers.

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Photo of hopheadipaman
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jhtipton
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

When reviewing this one has to dismiss any other Stone beers they have had before, especially of they are lovers of the hop as I am. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my trusty affligem chalice. I love the appearance a bit darker than a "pale" ale but a beautiful two finger head and a deep orange. Nose is nice malts and slight grassy piney. No definitely not a ruination but I can enjoy a beer afterwards without having to bump up the IBU. Nice mix of British PA and California PA. Malty with a eccentric piney aftertaste. Light to medium bodied with the enduring oily hops. Overall an excellent Pale Ale. Definitely great for a sunny afternoon session without killing you for the evening. Cheers.

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Photo of crbooher
3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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2/5  rDev -48.1%

Photo of iabeerbaron
3.47/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper pour with a nice head. Sweet smell of fruit and pine. Nice hoppy, piney bitterness that is balanced nicely with the malt flavor. A very drinkable pale ale but I wasn't as blown away with it as I thought I would be. I made the mistake of trying their IPA before having their pale ale. Will definitely try again.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of HighballurRollby
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've had this on a few occasions and have really enjoyed it so thought I'd give it a review.

Love the burnt red orange appearance and hoppy caramel nose it gives off. This beer is refinely refreshing while at the same time tasting like caramel hops together all the way through. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth which makes each sip easy to drink despite the bitter character. Gotta be inthe mood for some hops when you drink this because after each drink I can taste the bitterness (not a bad thing). I've been impressed with the Stone brewing company thus far, and look forward to having more of their stable of beers.

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Photo of Kenai4
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a cool pale ale, i view this one as sort of a hybrid between the english and the american pales. pours rather red for a pale ale, big fluffy head too. smells like english malts and caramel, but also a very robust oily hop vibe. flavor is hops prominently, in the american vein, but dusty english malts in the body. love this mix. almost an ipa, but more going on here. highly rated for a reason. mouthfeel is good, a little heavy than most pale ales. a sixpack might be a stretch, but i like a good challenge. pricey but a nice example of what a pale ale can still offer. thanks for this one stone

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Photo of jk3
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Stone Pale Ale from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 2,714 ratings
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