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.
Steve_0 (2594) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2013
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ Crooked Stave ROY-G-BIV Day, courtesy of adnielsen. Thanks, I think. This thing has to be over 4 years old and boy could you taste the age on this one. Murky caramel pour with no head. Huge oxidation, cardboard, old malt and stale bread in the aroma. Taste is much the same, nasty cardboard, dirty earthy hops, and bread. Medium body with soft carbonation. If you still have one of these please drain pour it.
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