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Stone 10th Anniversary IPA

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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11069) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2006
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Herbal, light piney and citric aroma. Flavour of citrus, pine, alcohol, fruits and caramel. Quite balancced. MEdium to full bodied. *Very dry and acidic. Light soapy end filled with caramel, sweetness, alcohol, and loads of bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11059) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2008 Date: 09/02/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

amber with a slight haze, whispy white head, sweet pine aroma, lots of sticky pine flavor, nice balancing lasting bitterness
-------- /> Date: 10/21/2006
Mode: bottle
Score: iii to ii+

clear red, pours with a nice cream head that quietly settles down, traces of drippy lace, picking up sweet citrus along with the pine aroma, upon warming it pick up lots of hot alcohol, best cold
-------- /> Date: 12/01/2006
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Words: double dry hopped version from the Stone Bistro

thick creamy head and tons of lace, the hop flavor is very smooth and balanced from beginning to end,
-------- /> Date: 09/08/2007
Mode: bottle
Words: cellar party

no alcohol showing up, otherwise has not changed after a year of cold storage,
-------- /> Date: 02/10/2008
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Score: 3.3 to 3.5

picking up some really nice fruityness in the aroma and flavor, still sweet crystal and lots of hops, cold storage works,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 26, 2007
Bottle. Tasting @ thewolf. Pours a deep orange bit hazy colour with an off-white slightly yellowish medium well lasting head. Fruity, sweet, bitter, hoppy alcohol aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet and fruity peach flavour with bitter hops and pine. Very long lasting dry fruity finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (10282) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2006
22oz bottle. Poured a deep orange / amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, orange peel, spicy hopiness, pine, tropical fruitiness, and light caramel. Tastes of citrus, spicy, melons, caramel, and has a light sugary sweetness. Some alcohol in the finish. Nicely bitter with a lighter sweet balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2007 Bottle... This beer rocks!... Clear, amber ale with orange highlights and a small, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. Tropical fruit, piney nose with lots of biting alcohol. Well-balanced flavor with sticky pineapple, citrus fruit and caramel… alcohol, citric acid and hop bitterness provide balance. Full-bodied and creamy/sticky with soft carbonation. Lengthy, bittersweet, tongue-tingling finish. World class brew! Thanks to growler for the bottle!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle shared @ Crooked Stave ROY-G-BIV Day via trade with pineypower. Pours a hazy orange appearance with no head. Very malty, caramel, oxidized, cardboard, herbal aroma. Flavor is again quite malty- the hops are completely gone at this point- and has some notes of citrus and toffee. This one is long gone but it was still interesting to try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2008 Rerate 06/26/08: Had a sample of this in the Stone gift shop and the aging by 2 years has improved what was already a good beer. The look and smell of the beer are primarily the same but it has more nuanced flavors. I thought this beer was very good on draught and aged a couple years.

01/08/07 (4.1): Thanks to cmaruschak for sharing. The beer is a clear orange-amber color with a thin ivory-colored head that stays for a bit. Thin spotty lacing on the whole glass. Piney hops aroma that has floral and citrus notes here and there. Rich and smooth mouthfeel with a nice sweet malt base that props up a juicy, resiny hops flavor. Sweet fruit (peaches) shows up at times too. As with most Stone beers, the complex flavor profile does not affect drinkability at all. The finish is hoppy with a good malt base. Overall this beer seems to fall somewhere between a normal and double IPA. While not solidly in either category, it is still a very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9986) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2006
Wafting aroma greets me, a barleywine aroma in there. A great bubblyhead, lace in the glass is abundant. Its c-hoppy and it remiods me of a barleywine, some cross-style. Aggressive carbonation, and big in every way. Full mouthfeel and balanced not as bitter as expected from hop city.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9046) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2007
Bottle shared by HogTownHarry - many thanks! Orangey amber body witha moderate thick fluffy beige head. Aroma of moderat resiny hops, muted orange citrus notes. Similar flavour, hops with a strange but pleasant earthy notes, not overly bitter and very different from what I expected. Average palate is quite smooth (3+). Alcohol is barely noticable - I did not realise it was so high! This is very good, but I only like it, not love it.

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