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RATINGS: 583   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

Re-releaase as part of the 20th anniversary encore series in 2016

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - MAY 18, 2009
ok this is 3 years old now and is entirely different then anything i thought it would be. pours a hazy amber with thin head. aroma is sweet with zero hops present, but sugar and malts are there. drinks very similar to a barley wine as there are zero hops and it is very sweet and sugary with some red fruits in there too. not what i expected, but still really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle at the “Drink for Charity” event at Rattle & Hum thanks to Mike who brought a vertical from 2nd to 12th. The last of the Stone anniversaries I drank, as I still have the 11th and 12th at home and wanted to save space for other exciting things. Pours a clear brown amber with a thin white head. Plums, prunes, and caramel. Comes off almost exactly like the 9th, though not as oxidized. Light bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle 1pt 6fl.oz. @ [ Chris O’s pre NYE Tasting ].[ Vintage 2006 ].
[ Courtesy of PhilL ]. Unclear medium orange color with a small to average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange, light alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20081230]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Cloudy amber, thin beige head. Strong bitter pine, alcohol, honey and molasses aroma. Taste is mostly hop bitter with roast as well. Nice and thick texture, well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2009
This was awesome up till a year in but then it hint the fan. Pours an orange golden body with a white head. Citrus, grass, floral notes pear and hop character. Like i said at one point it was more like a 4.1 but as for now its drinking more like a 3.8. Ill rate this one as i remember it fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (4039) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle shared at Butter’s Big Cellar Blowout. Hazy amber orange pour with lacing ring of light tan head. Nose is a nice hoppy malty balance. Flavor is like a barleywine, with some apparent hop profile. Excellent job of hiding abv, but still a pleasant warming experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Butters Big Blowout - Pours a cloudy amber with off-white head. Floral hops, caramel and notes of citrus. Similar flavor. Slight hop bitter finish. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. Excellent Imperial Double IPA. I want more of this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2009
My last beer at Butter’s cellar reduction blowout. Typing is taking me a bit longer now. A few more typos than there used to be. I’m drunk. Hurray beer. Really malty for a IPA. The hops have faded. Barley wine now. Amber color. Caramel aromas. Nice texture on the palate. Lack of hop characteristics are a bit disappointing. Oh well. I still love Stone!!! Yes I’m a Stone Fanboy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle at Butters Big Cellar Blowout. Pours an off-white head and an amber body. Smells of mellow hops and some caramel. Taste is caramel, spice and fruit hops. The hops are mellowed. Finish has some bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2009
Poured amber with a white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. I wasn’t that impressed with this. Some lemon and orange flavor. Boozy.

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