Review - Stone Brewing Company's Pale Ale
"Deep amber in color, Stone Pale Ale is robust and full flavored. A delicate hop aroma is complemented by a rich maltiness." -- Stone Brewing Company
Pours a medium hazy caramel color, topped off by an off-white, fizzy head with good lacing. Aroma is of light bread malts, and fair hints of doughy yeast. Pleasant nose. The first bottle we had of this was back in November when we were in Long Beach. With a few months seasoning, the taste has improved. Initially, it has a fairly sweet taste, that surrenders to a blend of very faint sweet and light bitter at the finish. Light-bodied, it has an astringent mouthfeel with soft carbonation.
Reviewed on April 2nd, 2007.