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RATINGS: 686   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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We’ve been loving creating Collaboration beers with great creative brewers from all over the world these last several years-unique beers that would never have existed without the free-flowing imagination and idea generation of the collaborative process. However, when it comes to the Stone Anniversary Ales, it’s all us. Yet, it is indeed still a collaboration with great creative brewers (if we do say so ourselves). We’re talking about our own brewing team, of course. And while some of our beers, anniversary and otherwise, have been designed by a single person, the Stone 16th Anniversary IPA was definitely a team effort.

This year our brewing team was inspired by some exotic-ish additions of the lemony persuasion. Yes, it’s a Double IPA (can you really say you’re surprised?), but as we strive to do with all our Stone Anniversary Ales of the let’s-take-this-IPA-in-a-new-direction variety, we’ve brewed up a Stone-worthy divergence from tradition. The amount of rye malt we used isn’t quite enough to warrant the appellation "Rye IPA," but it still adds hints of spiciness that contrast deliciously with the tropical fruit flavors and aromas of the Amarillo and Calypso hops. Add a few European specialty malts, some lemon verbena, and three more hop varieties to the mix, and you have a highly complex brew melding both bitter and fruity hop notes with rich toasted malt character punctuated by nuances of spicy rye and subtle lemon.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich hops, peach, pine, flowers, caramel notes and malt. Bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Figs, raisins, oranges. Belgian accent, with American hops and spices. Light body.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2031) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
A: Golden Straw/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Piney, Semi Sweet Malt, Grainy Malt, Mild Lemons T: Piney, Semi Sweet Malt, Mild Lemon M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Oily, Bitter, Mildly Drying Overall, a nice blend of a west coast IPA, gets better as it warms, may do more with some age too.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4426) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2013

Appearance: Hazy dark golden color with a fine white head that leaves a nice lacing.
Aroma: Fine grapefruit hoppy, malty and tropical fruity.
Palate: Medium to full body. Tad sweet and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Rich grapefruit hoppy, tropical fruity and a malty back.
Overall impression: Lovely tasty evening sipper.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Nisse666

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 30, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours a clear golden orange color with a foamy white head that settles to a small cap. Pungent lemon pith, citrus rind, pine, spicy herbal aroma that initially smells almost minty. Balanced flavors throughout, with lots of spice, pithy lemon rind, pine, grapefruit, spice, and herbs - everything blends evenly and nothing is overbearing. Medium to full body, resinous, with smooth carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rustbucket0873 (268) - Krikville, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2013
pours a orange to honey color with a white head. the aroma is hoppy, with citrus, grapefruit, and some spicyness. the flavor is full of citrus, grapefruit, and maltyness with a finish of spice. The finish is extremely smooth leaving you wanting more. This is well balanced and very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Pours deep amber with lots of head. Aroma of fruit, particularly pineapple. Very sweet at the beginning of the taste, which turns to bitter hop flavor, some bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied. A good imperial.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hcalsos (205) - Rælingen, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2013
0.5 l bottle @ grove. Light amber colour with a thick white head. Heavy malty, caramel and hoppy aroma, same in rhe taste. Iight body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
Cask at Stone 17th. Pours golden with an off white head. Aroma of malt, fruitiness some citrus and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some bread, citrus, caramel and bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7384) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2013 Cask @ Stone 17th Anniversary
Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape, orange, pine and peach. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, caramel and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.


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