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RATINGS: 580   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Stone 10th Anniversary IPA harkens back to our earlier Anniversary Ales, with abundant hopping at many stages of the brewing process. Appropriately, the aroma is over-the-top, with pronounced piney and resiny hop flavors combined with tropical fruit esters and more subtle notes of toasted malts and alcohol. Our Stone 10th Anniversary Ale weighs in at 10% alcohol by volume (perfect for a 10th anniversary beer), and has a little more color and malt character than our other IPAs. In addition to using the new Summit hop variety in the brewhouse to provide the powerful bitterness, we went back through our records and found some of our favorite hops over the years, and used them to flavor this brew, including Chinook, Crystal, and large doses of Simcoe in the dry-hop to provide a huge, complex, piney, fruity and floral hop character. This is a colossal beer, big in every sense: hoppy, malty, rich, and strong! Right up our alley.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kaser (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Fruity as hell. Love it. Hoppy and bitter buy nnot offensive. Amazing beer

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kdm1984 (586) - Missouri, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Pours to good head/lacing; copper-orange color. Big citrus/pine aroma. Taste - WWOOWW!! Strong hops blend together perfectly with some sweet and spicy malts leaving a taste that lingers and lingers. Some mouth and nose burning alcohol presence adds to its strength. Even with all the bold flavor, it still somehow seems amazingly smooth, as some reviewers have noted. Another remarkable effort by Stone.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Bottle drank on 12/12/11. Pours a dark amber almost a ruby red. Think white head a bit of carb bubbles coming up to the top. Taste and smell caramel, roasty, resin, alcohol, banana, butterscotch, vanilla..Clear. On the higher end of sweet not to much bitter at all, maybe a bit salty. Really nice was surprised the way it tastes. Very heavy on the caramel taste and sweet with a bit of banana. Taste like a barley wine but a lighter one. Id have to say its come a long way from what it started out as but I really enjoy this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer4bears (75) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2011
Dark amber with a well held tan head. Resin on the nose and good balance in the aroma. Malt could improve the balance. Some toasty bitterness on the finish. Overall really good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4126) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Bottle, drank 5/27/2011. Wow. Poured a amber/copper color, small white head, dissipates quickly. Aroma was mellowed over the years, notes of pine, touch of citrus. Flavor was smooth, malty, touch of bite left from the remaining hop notes. Aroma was no where near as good as the flavor was.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Served in a tulip. Pours a nice copper color with a small white head that diminishes pretty quickly. A bit murky. Average lacing. The nose brings forward a pretty heavy amount of bread, brown sugar, and caramel. A bit nutty as well. A bit doughy. The flavor continues on this path with a really nice amount of brown-sugar sweetness as well as light dark fruits and a bit of sherry character, likely from oxidation. Flavor is fairly lasting and the moderate sweetness carries things through nicely. Bitterness is light at this point, though still there. Medium body. This has really moved toward an english barleywine and it was quite enjoyable. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-15-2011

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2011
rating from my notes at DLD í09. poured from a 3 liter bottle into a snifter. wow, iím sure this was an awesome dipa in itís prime but at this point itís a big-ass barleywine. aromas of sweet caramel malts, toffee, sweet oranges, and pine esters with a subtle toasted note. flavor is much of the same with sugary, fruity hops, caramel malts, pine, and dry grass. palate is full bodied and maintains a nice level of carbonation. would have loved to try this one fresh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (2910) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Bottle from a trade with cbkschubert. This one should be interesting. Pours hazy copper color with thin tan head. Dusty caramel aroma with some alcohol and toffee. The aromatic hops are long gone in this one. Very sweet caramel and maolasses flavor with some iced tea and a little alcohol. Medium body with moderate carbonation and a syrupy mouthfeel. Pretty much a mild barley wine at this point. Interesting to see what happens to a DIPA after a few years. Thanks Craig.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5556) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Bomber thanks to Kan, made in 2006 I guess. Drank in 2010. Pours a bright and opaque red color with a thick sticky white head. The aroma is rich caramel, sweet and fruity hops. The flavor is very good, certainly changed in four years but still good; rich caramel and malts dominate, sweet hops, fruity, dusty. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5522) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 30, 2010
2006. Clear amber color with a beige head. Big floral, pine, citrus hop aromas with caramel. medium bodied. Very nice citrus, pine sap, floral hop flavors riding a toasted caramel, toffee sweet base brew.


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