Stone Pale Ale

Stone Pale Ale

Rated 3.745 by BeerPals

Brewed by Stone Brewing Company

Escondido, CA, United States

Style:  American Pale Ale

5.4% Alcohol by Volume

41 International Bittering Units

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Our flagship ale, Stone Pale Ale is our Southern California interpretation of the classic Britsh pale ale style. Deep amber in color, Stone Pale Ale is robust and full flavored. A delicate hop aroma is complemented by a rich maltiness. This is an ale for those who have learned to appreciate distinctive flavor. 1st Release Date: July 1996. Hop Variety: Columbus & Ahtanum Stats: ALC/VOL 5.4%, 41 IBUs

ID: 6605 Last updated 1 month ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank787
Overall Percentile98.5
Style Rank10 of 2215
Style Percentile99.5
Lowest Score2.5
Highest Score4.7
Average Score3.782
Weighted Score3.745
Standard Deviation0.376

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  • IBREW2OR3 1040 reviews
    rated 3.7 1 month ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Rated Nov. 2006. Clear copper color with creamy off white head. Light aroma of malty caramel – like malts and a vague sense of hoppiness. Nice flavor of roasted and caramel malts then crisp pine hops for good balance. Tasty brew.

  • SIGMUND 6652 reviews
    rated 3.9 3 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    355 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5.4%. Deep orange to amber colour, large off-white head. Strong and pleasant sweetish aroma of malts and oranges / orange marmalade, honey, fruity hops and hints of caramel. The flavour is medium sweet and malty, notes of caramel and oranges, and a firm hoppy bitterness in the finish. Some resin in the aftertaste. Very good.

  • IABEERGUY 371 reviews
    rated 3.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    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.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Can't believe I'm just now trying this one. Almost clear deep amber pour with a well-sustained white head that leaves tons of lacing. Earthy hops aroma upfront, a touch of grapefruit and pine, and generous caramel malts. Taste mimics the aroma with earthy hops first immediately followed by nice sweet caramel maltiness then a very slight bitter linger, much like an English Pale Ale. Very tasty, not a freaking hop-bomb like lots of Stones. Recommended.

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 2.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Seems brit in style, but bigger. Maybe a brit pale ale on steriods? Seems a bit acrid and skunky, could be a dirty glass I guess, on tap at Green Dragon, Portland. Must have had a bad beer, my numbers and impressions reflect no one elses.

  • PORTERHOUSE 544 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Smells fresh with some sulpher notes. Pours big and thick. Fat foam head that just won't go away. Taste like wheat, grain and malt. Where's the hops for gods sake? The finish is plain and dry. This is a straight grain brew if you like that sort of thing. Not bad at all but not what I expected for a pale ale. I think someone forgot to add the hops.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 4.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This has been on my wish list for a couple years now, but did not get around to it because a little pricey and tried other things. Grabbed a single to sample first, but worth $2 a beer IMO.....barely though. Could be at the top of my APA list, right up there with Stoudts. I find the two very similar all-around. A murky medium orangish color. Aroma of pine and citrus, but not as strong as their IPA. Flavor is well balanced....leaning slightly towards the hops vs. malt. What I really like about these is the mouthfeel, very smooth, crisp, refreshing, however you want to describe it. Something that I will return to for sure!

  • MISSSIPLESS 165 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This was the winner in a recent APA tasting held by a friend who's a BJCP member. It was middle of the road for me. It had a little bit of everything....good colour, decent citrusy aroma, decent body, and nice flavour.........but nothing that to me stood out and said 'wow'!

  • AIRFORCE1 681 reviews
    rated 3.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a dark amber with a very large white head. Aroma is typical of its style. Taste is full bodied but a tad bit too metallic. Settles down to a smooth beer. Not too bad.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.1 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Nice color but a lot of amber for a pale ale. Malty sweet nose, not very hoppy at all. Mouthfeel is light and effervescent. Flavor is grassy, with some malt and hops. It's beer flavored beer I guess, other than that nothing really spectacular here. You expect more from Stone, so despite other high reviews, go buy something else.

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