Pale Ale (1996 Recipe)

California
United States
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Stone Pale Ale is the brewery's Southern California take on the classic British ale. Deep amber in color, this beer is a robust and full-flavored interpretation of the traditional style. Its bold malt character is perfectly complemented by a judicious amount of hops, lending it a subtly enticing aroma. This is an ale for those who have learned to appreciate distinctive flavors and have a thirst for something out of the ordinary.

Profile

ABV: 
5.40%
IBUs: 
41
Served at: 
35° - 45° F
Hops: 
Magnum, Ahtanum
Judges Review 
Owen Ogletree's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This beer wafts a clean bouquet of toasted malt and moderate piney, citrusy hops, complemented by a profile of low fruity esters. Deep amber in color and fairly clear, with just a hint of chill haze, the ale also sports an impressive stand of off-white foam with first-class head retention.

Biscuity, clean malts, appealing flavor from hops, and light, fruity esters provide appropriate background and balance. The slightly dry finish is highlighted by a pleasant, lingering bitterness, a mild grassy, herbal quality and perhaps a hint of cherry-like esters. This well-constructed example of an American Pale Ale also possesses intriguing caramel malt character often associated with the related style of British ESB.

Brewery Introduction

Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, Stone Brewing has come a long way since opening up in San Diego, California in 1996. We have been listed on the Inc. 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list 11 times, and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate ... Read More

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