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Stone 16th Anniversary IPA - Green Tea Leaves

Stone 16th Anniversary IPA - Green Tea Leaves
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Formerly brewed at Stone Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Escondido, California USA
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1462) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Growler fill. Pours a hazy golden color with a nice froth of off-white foam. Aroma is heavy sweet malt with bitterness hops and pine. Taste is smooth, bready malt with rye and a fair amount of sweetness, pine, lingering hop bitterness, and a smooth and light herbal flavor. I cannot smell or taste green tea in this beer. The lemon and citrus from the original 16th anniversary are no longer present and it’s basically a smooth, malt heavy strong ale type beer with hop bitterness. Smooth, even mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dinkle50 (1366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
2 finger head with lots of lace. Aroma of pineapple and a gym locker. Medium mouth. Taste has some flowery notes but the green tea really dominates anything that is in there. Interesting beer with the green tea action.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Draft at Tampa Palms WOB. Pours a slightly hazy copper amber color. Small white head, but good sudsy webbed lacing along the glass. Aroma has nice herbal notes along with the pine and citrus hops. Flavor is interesting as the tea comes through more in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raphael (1173) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Tasted before i smelled and was surprised by the fresh orange, some piney bitterness, a jalapeno burn & alcohol. aroma delivered orange, alcohol & coaramel, the color--orange of course, hazy, minimal head on tap at Roscoe. smooth in the mouth, quickly warming,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Draft at 16 Tons Taphouse. Pours an opaque golden orange, little to no head. Aroma is strangely reminiscient of a bottle of Lipton’s Iced Tea, verbenna, tea nd not all that much in the way of hops. Body is very rich and almost treacly. Finish is bitter at first on the resinous side of things, and then opens up, becoming increasingly sweet, warming making itself known. LOVE the addition of tea, this is a big improvement over the OG 16th, which wasn’t bad but also wasn’t of the quality I am used to from Stone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bwa5879 (904) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2013
On tap at Kalamazoo Beer Exchange Aroma: minty like toothpaste, in a good way. Some orange citrus and lemongrass, some pineapple too, not too strong. Appearance: Super cloudy light caramel brown. White head about an eighth inch high. Taste: Slightly tingly in mouthfeel, full bodied for sure. Piney citrus flavor at first, some heat, then stronger tea flavor. Finish: Bitter, slightly dry. Tea flavor is left over, coriander flavor is present as well. A little heat too. Overall: Unique IPA. I prefer the original but this is certainly worth a whirl.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2012
2 growlers.Super cloudy (esp. 2nd growler). Citrus & herbal. Medicinal Lemongrass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sathorael (159) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Poured from 24hr old growler fill. Pours a slightly hazed electric orange color with decent head and lacing. Lemon peel is very prominent along with aromas of pine, grapefruit, and a little earthy tea. Taste is bright and almost tangy with a good citrus pop. A good amount of hop bitterness and pine with a subtle hint of green tea leaves. Finish is balanced with a mild sweetness and hop bitterness. Leaves a pleasant citric astringency on the gums.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
llbjr77 (89) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Pours a nice golden/light amber color with a white head that is not long lasting! Fruity smell and taste powers over hops; nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HoppyBrewnette (16) - - MAY 17, 2013
Intense green tea taste... I'd say a little over steeped. Sweet pepper aroma. Anise profile. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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