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RATINGS: 752   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 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2009
the beer is a very dark red color in appearance. pored out in wide mouth pint glass and poured a very nice but gentle head. it was nice and foamy and lingered around the glass as it was consumed. it reminded me of the aragant bastard ale just stronger and more full bodied even though the AB is very full bodied. it was very hoppy with a very nice aftertaste that lingered happiness all over my tastebuds. it was an aggresive beer that stone brew is known for and they need to keep it up because aggression is what makes good beer of this style the best. great beer!!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mitchgt (65) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2009 Best beer I’ve had in a while. A delicious, balanced red. Pours an attractive Sedona red color, with nice almost excessive head. Citrus bitter and floral hop but round. Crisp clean finish. Very nicely done.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2009
The catch all catagory of American Strong Ale. All those beers that don’t quite fit into the other catagories. This is a great beer. Looks dark, but tastes light. Had a strong hops finish for me. Seemed to get stronger as I drank. Great brew!!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Aroma - bold maltiness, caramel, toffee, floral notes; Appearance - deep dark amber, almost opaque, fluffy cream head, excellent lacing; Flavor - hop filled front, balancing malt back, finish has a slight citrus tang; Palate - somewhat crisp, great body, mild alcohol warmth; Overall - very powerful flavor, straightforward, not too complex for the style, enjoyable though.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maltdog (619) - Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Sybaritic auburn ale lolls seductively underneath, boldly straddled by a wanton blonde foam mane. A harem of hops whirls from the glass… daring pine, graceful grapefruit, sassy citrus… followed by flirtatious caramel and buxom barley... plus provocative glimpses of darting dark fruits and dusky deepest chocolate. Naughty malt binds my tongue in silken flavor, and sealing the knot with a stewed fruit kiss, fondles my taste buds as an athletic hop dominatrix spanks me with vigorous relish. A creamy palate befits the hedonistic excesses, and provides a zaftig counterpoint to the vampish carnality of biting lupulin. I bask in the lingering bittersweet afterglow, a musky memory of earth and spice. An unabashedly brazen brew, tantalizing and masterful, a gratifying challenge of indulgence and prowess.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Spectacular! Hops made me cough and pleased me! I knew this would be fab when I poured this beautiful deep red ale. Can’t wait for my next.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
halfonit (1186) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Nice deep brownish amber color. Aroma is full of floral hops, roasted barley, slight citrus, and pine. Taste is, well, excellent! Flavor is full of hops, roasted barley, pine, malts, and just a little bit of coriander. Leaves a smooth and bitter barley and hop aftertaste. This is one good brew. Another gem from our friends at Stone Brewing Co.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Stone Brewing Company--Stone 13--Thirteenth Anniversary Ale--2009 Release-22 oz. Bottle--9.50% ABV--90+IBU’s. (4.55 / 5.0) Red Ale--Imperial--Thin lace tan head. Clear dark ruby shiny obsidian color. Rich toasted pine fig floral hop front. Cloying rich medium sweet roasted plum fig toffee smooth creamy malty body. Dry rich bittter hop spice balanced crusty end. Complex big hoppy malty Red. Sampled 1/17/2010 & 10/4/2009. $7.00 Each.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2010
This is another classic brew!!Appearance is dark and creepy with a creamy white head....taste is a hop bounty with soooo much malt to back it up!Big winner from Stone here folks!!!Third revist of this beer this year and it still kicks ass!!!


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