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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed from notes.

A-Thick 2.5 finger offwhite head. Clouded dark orange color. Spotty lacing.

S- Hoppy and grassy. Nice bitter smell.

T- Strangely sweet. Bitter as well, as is fitting for the APA. Very refreshing flavor.

M- Light in body, crisp finish. Little carbonation.

O-The classic. Good beer, not great in my opinion. A bit too watery for my taste.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Light russet in color with one finger thick cream colored head. Thin, consistent lacing leaves rings around the glass ticking off the time left for this brew.Wheat biscuit, thick caramel, and a bit of maple syrup in the nose. Very much like fresh bread. Very little hops aroma, if any. Sweet biscuit and grassy hops dominate the palate. A bit of hop oil at the end, the bitterness lingers. Clean, crisp, and a bit watery feeling to it. Dry finish. Easily drinkable, as a pale ale should be.

Gotta say, I was expecting more hops in Stone's pale ale. Sierra Nevada has more hop character in their PA than Stone, which kinda made sense when I compare SN's Torpedo to Stone's IPA. I think they like to make the hop presence a little more subtle than most in Escondido. The hops really come out in the mouthfeel and bitter aftertaste. The prominent malt presence makes this a well balanced brew that is easy to drink. A solid beer, I'll pick this up when I'm looking for a bit more malt in my pale ale.

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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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