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RATINGS: 606   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2006
22 oz: Not your typical IPA or I think what you would expect from stone, but its damn good. The aroma is like nothing that I have ever inhaled: tropical fruits, espicially pinnaple. The nose is also resiny, earthy, and herbal. The beer pours a dark amber with tones of ruby with a great head that form as the beer billows to the top. The flavor is a lot sweeter than I expected. I expected to be punched in the face but bitterness, but there is balance and even sweetness. The alcohol is well hidden, I think that it goes back into the sweetness and fruityness of the simcoe hops. Beer has great finish as it bitters out more in the end. Sweet in the front of the mouth and bitter in the back. the palate is full and sticky. there must be a lot of hops thrown into this brew. You know you have to try one. cheers! its awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 28, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2008 (BILL SHERWOOD BOTTLE BY WAY OF ENNISKILLEN).beautiful clear orange body with a thick white head that left nice webbing.aroma was a blast of ice tea,oranges,pine,marijuana,and well.....HOPS!flavor mixed up the same with a bit of the 50/50 ice cream bar that i ate back in the day.plus a bit of a malt backbone to keep things interesting.the alcohol was well hidden and as far as the palate?well two minutes after a sip the hops were still stuck to my tounge.is this a perfect brew?in my opinion....yes it is.RE-RATE:after a few more bottles of this i really love it,but i cant say its a perfect brew.its hard to say exactly what i dont like about it,but it just doesnt rate up with my other "5" beers.(RE-RATE:JULY 14TH 2008)translucent orange with a small white head.hops have died down a tiny bit in the nose but the alcohol is still pretty upfront.flavor is pretty smooth with the alcohol a taking a bit more aof a back seat.hops are still around but are more balanced out with the other flavors.its aging pretty nicely i must say.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 30, 2006
Pours a very lightly hazy golden orange amber with a bubbly/creamy off white lacing head that sustained. Aroma...wow love that hop aroma. Various citrus, mostly orange, fruity, floral, some light pine and caramel malt. Simcoe in the dry hop is the way to go. Flavor does a great job at matching the aroma. That orange, pine mix with the great malt balance that came across as a sweet caramel with some grains and a touch of nuts. Light ABV presence that became more noticeable as it warmed. Beers like this is why IIPA is my favorite style. Drink this one young as the hop aroma is great and not something you want to let "settle out".

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Thanks go to ceweldre for this beer. Poured a clear dark amber with a large creamy off-white head. Aroma is heavy, heavy hops... earthy pine needles and pine cones, bitter and acidic grapefruit, some spearmint mouthwash, and just a slightest touch of candy. Flavor is heavily hop dominated, with earthy notes of bitter grapefruit and pine coming through. Thereís a bit of caramel and toffee sweetness, but itís way in the background. Canít really taste the alcohol here. Finishes very bitter with much of the hop complexity preserved. Even several minutes after my last swallow, I still have a bitter taste lingering in the back of my mouth. Stone has really upped the ante with this one... lots of good hop flavor but also massively bitter. This beer is to bitter what Cantillon is to sour. I feel like itís ripping apart my insides as I savor every sip. Congrats to Stone for ten years of phenomenal brewing!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2006
Citus & Grapefruit aroma. Off white head, orange/amber color. Grapefruit and Citus with strong alcohal taste

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrchug645 (71) - alb, New Mexico, USA - SEP 10, 2006
it was about 8:00 on a Wednesday night when i tryed this a very good IPA I was at first skeptical in the beggining of the drink but i soon was over pleased by the notes of grapefruit raisins apple lemon and malts combined with the choice hops I would recommend trying this one before you can no longer purchase it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBunn (2738) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2006
Bomber bottle. Beautiful orangish pour with a two finger tall head. Aromas are a wonderfully rich mixture of pineapple, grapefruit and pine, but pineapple really dominates here. Flavor is fairly sweet... pineapple and caramel malts are the main event, with some resiny pine hops that are an interlude before it shifts back into a sticky sweet finish. Not at all what I was expecting... I was expecting a more typical over-hopped, over-alcoholic beer, but probably should have expected better of Stone. The alcohol is burried nicely and not very detectable... the warmth is there, but the rubbing alcohol flavoring certainly isnít. (As it is warming the alcohol comes through a little stronger in the taste, but I still find myself enjoying it immensely.) I bought a spare and will revisit this one in a year or so...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sisyphus12 (99) - Belmont, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2006
Woah! I should never count out those folks at stone brewing. This is a seriously good beer! The aroma is abundant with citrus, pine and is that peach, passion fruit, honeydew, I have no idea what the hell it actually is but its damn enticing! The pour is a classic golden IPA pour that appears sappy but is much more dry to the taste. The palate is a thick body with soft, long, and bitter in texture...sounds like Iím describing a porno but Iím not. This is just one of the best reasonably priced imperial IPAís Iíve ever tasted. Bravo!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - SEP 24, 2006
Aroma of pine, grapefruit, peach, apricot, and fresh flowers. Appears a deep golden color with a mountainous yellow creamy head that lasts. Flavor is grapefruit, pine resin, honey, and malt. Palate is medium thick and lovely. Overall, a phenomenal double IPA and even better than my expectations.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2006
Ahhh, this was quite tasty. Amber colour with an eggshell like head. The hops are very apparent in the aroma, Pine hops with some resiny qualities, there are some apricots as well. The flavour is wonderful, exploding with hops, but not overly bitte rlike some double IPAs. Smoth, well balanced, flavourful, just a great beer. Iím glad I grabbed a few of them!

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