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Stone 13th Anniversary Ale

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RATINGS: 751   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BNSLY (54) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Oct.09 on tap Aces and Ales. A nice reddish brown color. smells of hops, pine and citrus. Flavor is well balance, the malt and the hops are in harmony, the finish is lots of hops pine,resin, and citrus. Another great beer from Stone. Makes me thristy for more.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBeachtwig (54) - Sandared, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle 65cl. Dark redish. Wonderful sweet aroma with hints of citrus and malt. Powerful taste; burnth caramel, citrus. Great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajbitt (47) - , Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Aroma: hoppy, piney. Appearance: dark amber, almost brownish, medium beige head. Flavor: wow. big hops, pine, orange. Hops flavor grows significantly from start to finish. Lingering hops, alcohol heat. Definitely 90-100 IBUs easy. Palate: dry start and just gets dryer toward finish. Overall: If you love big hops this beer is for you.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
billism (44) - Missouri City, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2009
Pours a dark amber/ruby color. Darker than the Bastard. Thick tan head that diminishes within a few minutes to a thin skin. Hopy, piney, citrus aroma but can smell cozy malts, too. I even smell a faint scent of celery in there. Tastes of crazy amount of hops accompanied by some sweet malt flavor in there for a second then the hops comes in and runs it off. This is like a very hopy barley wine almost. Thick and chewy. Hop heads should love this one. I know the bottle says not to cellar this, but I might try it anyway.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ultracake (42) - salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2009
A 22 tasted dry in my mouth like a dry wine had a bitter finish, light sweet taste, hops seemed to have gotten lost in the mix of flavors

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Peterlemonjelo (42) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Beautiful dark ruby color with a nice head and lacing. Aroma/taste is very intense hops (citrus/grapefruit) but amazingly balanced for such a hoppy beer. One of my favorites. I would have a hard time thinking of a beer I enjoyed drinking more.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bitzybrew (41) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Another great beer from Stone. A challenging one to decipher. I think some were scared of this one, but I loved it.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alcohoarder (34) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2009
This beer is big. And big is fine if you can keep it balanced. This beer, however, did not seem balanced to me. Tons of rich, heavy malt and a bunch of hops that are prevalent, but overwhelmed by the richness of the malts. The alcohol content is also too prominent. I knew immediately that I was drinking something in the 10% range.I like it better when the alcohol doesn’t make itself known. Happy 13th Stone. I usually love your beer, but this one was a miss for me.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyAvalanche (32) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2011
22 oz. bomber poured into a Duvel Tulip glass. Brown in color, if you hold it up to the light there are some slight reddish highlights to it. Has a light brown head with many different size bubbles that erupts like a volcano at first and takes several minutes to work its way back down, and provides excellent lacing. The smell is outstanding, a hope lovers dream. Pine and citrus hops jump out at you, with a slight warm feeling of alcohol blended in. The taste is also excellent. Once again stone has aggressive bold flavors and they do so with the hops here as several of their other brews in the past. Very hoppy but not as crazy as it is on tap and some time to fester in the bottle really helped, pine and citrus hops gives great flavor and blends well with the alcohol, a few earthy tones as well. Mouthfeel is very good, obviously full bodied. Very hoppy finishes bitter and warm, could be a little cleaner, good drinkability as well. Gonna miss this one. Bought this almost a year ago and let it age. Age did it very well, I know it’s recommended to have enjoyed this one right away but I really think it mellowed out some of the flavors that were slightly too intense and mellowed them out quite nicely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bwilley (24) - Fullerton, California, USA - JUL 24, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2009 Great looking beer with a rich brown/amber color and a nice head and a bit of lacing. Nose is full of citrus and hops. Nice flavor with a bit of a sharpness at the end. Lighter on the tongue than you would expect.


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