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Stone 13th Anniversary Ale

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RATINGS: 750   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thornecb (4289) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Pours deep mahogany into a Trappist glass. Off-white head recedes to pancake surface. Dark red malts and grapefruit aromas. Deep creamy sweet toffee, caramel malt and resin upfront. Turning to pine and grapefruit in the lasting finish. Akin to a double bastard.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours dark ruby brown, almost opaque, with a medium off-white foamy head. Aroma of fresh floral hops with citrus. Big spicy hop bite with rye, caramel, and grapefruit. Complex, yet very easy to drink. Medium-bodied with a slight flavor of alcohol at the finish. Fantastic.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2009
22 oz. – The Wine Source. Deep ruby brown, thick creamy lightly tanned head. Aromatic fresh sprucey pine, grapefruit, and melon notes ride a thick undercurrent of molasses and toffee throughout. Tongue numbing wet pine needle and citric hop assault blend effortlessly on whirlpools of caramelized heath bar. Full bodied, medium carbonation, lasting bittersweet finish. Happy 13th, Stone! This is one intense beast…

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
seanroto (8) - Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2009 does not count
22oz bottle pours dark blood red with full tan frothy head and lace. very nice Deep pine aroma. Taste is very good. nice mix of both Malt and hops and sweetness. pine resin stickiness really comes out as I found myself licking my lips after each mouthful. pleasant bitter aftertaste

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nephilium (1308) - Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Wonderful aroma of resiny hops, with pine notes predominant, and hints of caramel in the background. Pours a clear dark ruby red, with a thick light tan head. Slick and creamy mouthfeel, amazingly well balanced bitterness. Crisp and clean, with hints of pine and grassy notes, just a touch of roast coming through in the finish. I hope this makes the leap as the 11th anniversary did.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle at the Rake, 24th July 09. Rich russet colour. Very hoppy aroma. Huge flavour and wonderful finish. "Beer... but bigger"!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
erjohn (2) - burque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 27, 2009 does not count
stellar offering from stone. worthy of a self righteous reissue at a later date. lots of pine hop character. much better as it warms. thank you stone. you keep my belly happy.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Duhast500 (378) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a snifter. The color is a deep, dark maroon with a finger or two of light brown head with some nice lacing. The smell is very hoppy with a strong pine flavor and so light citrus flavor in the background. The taste is of pine hops and a bit of a biscuit flavor.Also has some dark fruit character a pinch or raisin mixed in with a grain feel. Has a really strong bitter aftertaste that lingers for a bit. The flavor profile is of a great Stone beer. The flavor will mark it’s mark in your mind. The feel of this beer is pretty light and washes of the tongue. Is quite drinkable and really a pleasure to drink.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2009

Rating #2500.

Courtesy of sebletitje. Pours deep clear amber with nice tan head. The aroma is full of hops with sweet citrus moving into pine and grassiness and with some sweet maltiness in the background. The taste is much the same with a full base of malty goodness that gets crushed by a boat load of hops. I get pine and grassiness with some citrus in the back mixing with a modest level of malts and a thin layer of caramel. It doesn’t smell or taste like the hoppiest Stone brew. Maybe they meant happiest. IMO there are a couple I thought were hoppier. Maybe it’s my changing palate.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2009
22oz bomber. This is a great brew. A deep red, thick and rich with a piney/ citrus aroma similar to an IPA. Over all i really like it but im an IPA lover. I will definately buy it agin when i can.


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