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Stone 9th Anniversary Ale

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RATINGS: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
As has been a tradition, we have “Anniversary-ized” a recipe from our history by cranking it up, making it stronger and more assertive. With this year’s Anniversary we decided to look back at a wheat beer that we released a couple of Spring/Summers a few years ago: Stone Heat Seeking Wheat. While it was a plenty tasty beer, we ultimately decided that it wasn’t that reflective of what Stone was all about, and we unceremoniously dropped it from our lineup. For the Stone 9th Anniversary Ale, we carried some of the characteristics from the Stone Heat Seeking Wheat --- clear, not hazy; hoppy, not yeasty; combining a delicious hop bitterness and wheat tartness --- and made some…well…adjustments.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3748) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2016
22oz bottle 1/12/16 (Old Notes)-Pours a orangish yellow with a small head. Aroma of citrus, malt, and wheat. Taste of the same with some hops. This lighter bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7960) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2015
22oz bottle courtesy of a splendid trade with FlacoAlto. It pours with a murky copper colored body that supports a thin near white head. The aroma offers up plums, apples, sugary malts, earthy green apple and funky earthy yeastiness. The taste quickly gets into honey and malt sweetened apple and plum notes. To midway it picks up brown sugar and an earthy funky yeast sensation. Above all of the sweetness hovers a modest tartness that seems almost tannin like or something. Interesting brew that I am glad to finally try after mistakenly missing it on far too many occasions.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (9221) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"the age has definitely mellowed out the hops. makes me wonder what it tasted like 3 years ago... in 2009 the hops are almost non-existent, but what’s left is a maltier sweeter taste, a unique brew...still quite good."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (8231) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle from Aces and Ales. Pours a cloudy yellow gold with no head. The aroma is wood and faint citrus. Similar flavor with sweet finish. Held up ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
v8powered (139) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Cellared and enjoyed November 2013: I think I saved this one a little too long. Color was orangey yellow with a mild white head. The citrusy wheat flavor is present but the carbonation was light. Good beer overall. Enjoyed one a few years ago and that one was better. May have just kept too long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kathouse (1508) - Nevada, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Hazy orange from the tap. Caramel and citrus bouquet tops the light grainy mouthfeel. Does not taste like wheat malt. Finish is thick and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (7734) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2013
thanks dj daniel! .. . pours a murky tan amber .. mild head, lacing .. . showing its age a bit, some wood, resin, and wet husks .. . light mouth .. an alright beer .. . . that’s not a knife.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
crossovert (10760) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
No doubt well past its prime at this point despite the higher abv. Woudl have loved to try it fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (3119) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Pours golden amber pretty hazy with a nice solid tan head. The aroma brings some citrusy wheat and malty notes. The flavor brings the same with a bit of citrus rind on the end as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleeng (1652) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle thanks to djd07. Hazy yellow. Winey yeasty nose. Nice yeasty, winey, taste. Held up well seems fresh.

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