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Stone 10th Anniversary IPA

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RATINGS: 583   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13660) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2006
Hazy dark amber. Woody, oxidized hops in the nose. Big chewy flavour, herbal, minty hop notes. Caramel, lots of alcohol. Quite a bit of bitterness and residual sweetness. A big bag of intense.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12760) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Floral, pine and citrus in the aroma. Orangy amber color. Very little head, but lots of tiny bubbles. Seems to start with grapefruit, then some malty sweetness, then on to pineness. That evergreen aroma may be a little more cedar than pine. Certainly smells well. The high alcohol tends to dominate the finish. Really excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (12440) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2008 (9/27/06, 22oz bottle) Crystal clear deep amber body topped by a medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pineapple, herbal, caramel, peach, light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, pineapple, grapefruit, caramel, peach syrup, light alcohol, cane sugar. Alcohol is held well by the resiny, sticky full body.

(3/5/08, 22oz bottle) For some reason I saved a bottle, then of course forgot about it. Tonight when I opened it, it was a gusher and a boozy mess. Iím not going to knock my score down, because this isnít something that makes much sense to age. All the same, itís about a 2.4 now, a waste of money to have saved it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of fresh citrus (orange, pink grapefruit, lemon). Flavor of bready malt, caramel, and hops. Fairly average compared to other IIPAs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12235) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Bottle. Poured hazy copper color with an average rocky off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Heavy caramel malt and sour citrus hop aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Heavy smooth balanced flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration.This is a standout beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11893) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2007
Cloudy orange with a yellowish, off-white head. Grapefruit, peach, apricot and syrup in the aroma. Alcohol is very obvious in the very sweet flavour, much hop flavour and of course, bitterness too. When it comes to sweet peachy IIPAs, I prefer the Maharaja

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2008
on tap -pours a light tan head and gold color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel apple, hint of spice. Taste is medium malt-caramel, apple (25% crystal malt? Or less with the one year of aging), secondary spicy hops. Smooth, mellow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11589) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2007
Bottle @ tasting at my place.
[thank you, boutip!]
Pours a hazy amber with a medium frothy white head. Aroma is a soapy hops, and lots of flowers, caramel and general freshness. Nice, creaminess to the mouthfeel. Flavour is hoppy with little caramel background but not too much at all. Peach, flowers and hops hops hops. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11524) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2006
Bomber pourede a clesr coppeer with a lasting amber head. Aromas of earthiness, carmel, pine, grassiness and some herbal notes. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, pepper, sweet malt, hint of pine and light orange with a warming lingering bitter finish. Alcohol was very obvious. Much, much better than Ruination.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10915) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 29, 2007
Bottle purchased and consumed at Gunnison Brewery. Pours sparkling amber with a small, rocky, off-white head, lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, toasted grain), heavy hops (perfume, pine), average yeast (sweat, earth) with notes of apple, pear, and honey. Medium bodied, creamy texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.

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