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Stone 13th Anniversary Ale

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RATINGS: 753   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Stone 13th Anniversary Ale pours brilliant deep red with a light tan foam. Up front, the aroma is all piney, resinous and citrus hops. Upon tasting, the hops are still on the front, and they are balanced with the malty, toffee like flavors contributed from the blend of crystal and amber malts used in the brewhouse. The finish is deliciously bitter, with a touch of warmth provided by the 9.5% alcohol. Bitterness comes in at 90+ IBU.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GardenGabe (136) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2010
Had not intended opening this on such a bright a sunny day. I bumped it when shifting stuff and when the cap started hissing, I knew that I had no choice. Pour is clear dark reddish-brown with a dense rich tan head. Nose is ginger, molasses and the unmistakable floral hops. Initial sip is rich and coats the mouth and the teeth evenly. Slight sweetness which immediately turns to bitter. As I swallow the bitter subsides again revealing the sweet with bitter finishes. Rolling it around brings out a slight sourness. Rolling it also brings out tar and tobacco. A big beer which I think would have been better on a winter day. Good but I generally like a little better balance, not quit such a tug of war.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2010
Bottle at RBNAG-2009. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop, alcohol, grapefruit, caramel. Flavour is grapefruit, fruit, malt, alcohol, caramel, hop. full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - APR 10, 2010
Bomber. This is dark brown with a small head. Yep, this sure is hoppy. Rather than the typical blast of citrus I associate with Stone, this is more of an herbal/melon hop profile. By aroma I think barleywine. It has that toffee sweetness going on for sure. The palate is very thick and this is a bitter, dry beer without question. It’s woody, earthy, with hints of toffee and pineapple with a lingering dry, hoppy finish. It’s a savory and well made beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (14703) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 5, 2010
Bottle, 22oz. It’s a reddish brown beer, clear, and topped by a two-finger off-white head leaving curtains. Wonderful piney hops, fluor, resin and beef-stocky sweet malts. Hops dominates the flavor too, with sweet, beefstock-like malts doing the groundwork. Full-bodied, almost astringently bitter, and slightly sticky form the sweetness. Lasting, bitter finish. My favorite teenager so far. 091107

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2010
Pours a deep brown color with red hues. Average tan head. Aroma of pine, citrus, hops, caramel. The taste is bitter up front and balanced by the malts in the brew. Some toffee flavor and then the hops take over again in the finish. Warming alcohol and full on the palate. This is a pretty great offering from Stone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2010
Draft at Twisted Spoke. Pours a dark red/brown with a golden head. Nose is very aromatic with notes of caramel and toffee coupled with resiny/piney hops. On taste, soft bitterness that feeds into the piney notes. This is all propped up by the chewy body. Very clean and nicely balanced. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (7385) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Tap at Toronado. Very deep red-brown pour. Big foamy white head. Aroma is resin, pine, caramel, and hop. Taste is very creamy and malty, caramel and malty. Fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2420) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Dark amber reddish pour off white head light lacing .... aroma of caramel and citrusy hops ...... taste of toffee and caramel very malty with lots of citrusy and bitter hops finishes dry with a long aftertaste .... abv hidden well and its very flavor intense .... pretty rich beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coyotehunter (681) - , Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Bottle thanks to MrBunn. Apparently they didnt distribute to Michigan judgin by the suck ass stores here. Pours a red body with a tan head. Sweet grapefruit, toffee and some citrus high lights. Strong bitter hoppy finish with a modest alcohol warming. Borderline Barleywine to me. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JW32Hoops (70) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Tap Room in beautiful PB, San Diego. Nose is boozy, malty bread pudding, reminds me of the Double Bastard. Appearance is opaque coffee with a minimal french vanilla head. Hits the palate like a sock full of nickels, only they’re not nickels, they’re hops and they’re taking over and setting up shop. Tastes like a special ale, the kind that should come with a loaf of bread and a designated driver. Hops, malt, caramel, and more hops...Stone does it again.

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