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RATINGS: 690   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Weíve 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, itís all us. Yet, it is indeed still a collaboration with great creative brewers (if we do say so ourselves). Weíre 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, itís a Double IPA (can you really say youíre surprised?), but as we strive to do with all our Stone Anniversary Ales of the letís-take-this-IPA-in-a-new-direction variety, weíve brewed up a Stone-worthy divergence from tradition. The amount of rye malt we used isnít 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Deep gold with a thing white head. Aroma is super-citrusy, lemon stands out, although not in an artificial way. Flavor strikes a nice, intense balance between moderate, syrupy malt sweetness and Huge lemon-grapefruit, with the bitterness trailing slightly less intense. Sappy resin as it warms. What it lacks in complexity, it recovers in utter deliciousness!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle. Clear golden orange with a fluffy white head. Caramel, lemon, lime, grass, and yeast aroma. Smooth silky palate. Tastes of bitter earthy grapefruit, lemon, straw, and sweet caramel finishing with a strong bitter bite. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle.Pours transparent amber; thin dense sheet of bubbles on top. resiny nose, with citrus rind, spice, and baby powder notes. Flavors are astringently and abrasively bitter lacking any real malt presence, it hits notes of aspirin, dry and astringent citrus pith, with seemingly unending unpleasant, palate ruining bitterness that wonít go away. As if that wasnít bad enough, itís excessively hot causing me to feel queasy with each sip. I am not sure how this could appeal to anyone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3346) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle at home shared with my dad. Pour is deep copper with a huge off-white head and great lacing. Smell is very pine-forward with huge lemon zest, grass, medicinal characteristics, spicy hips, and earth. Taste is very lemony, but I kind-of dig it, with touches of caramel, spicy hops, herbs, basil, and a huge pine needle, bitter finish. Sticky mouthfeel with soft carbonation. The lemon is very apparent, but it melds well with the fruitiness and spicy hops, with a great malt-backbone. Alcohol hidden very well; nicely done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Saodwyer (10) - Elk Grove, California, USA - AUG 24, 2012
22oz bottle into a pint glass. Pour is bright copper with a dirty white head. Aroma is lemon and pine. Taste is strong pine with lemon. Overall a great tasting beer. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Pours copper with a white head that sticks around and leaves behind some soapy lacing. Aroma is fruity hops, grapefruit, and pine. The taste hasa nice malt profile balanced by bitter hops and pinecone. Definitely solid double ipa with well hidden abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (647) - Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Tangerine color with a creamy white head, this stuff has a lot of rye and a little citrus in the aroma. The taste is extremely good. Itís malty up front, then a lot of hops and rye, and a smooth finish with tones of dark bread and graham crackers. Iím gonna have to pick up a couple more bottles of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (9190) - Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2013 650. Amber pour, nice head that lasts. The smell isnít a total punch in the face but it has some good citrus rind. Teh flavor is unique. It is super spicy. Not too much tropical fruit on my palate. Medium to high bitterness, and a bitter finish. It definitely has some herbal notes, some basil, sage, orange, and lemon. It isnít bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bcb07 (19) - - AUG 24, 2012
This beer is very different. Very smooth, but taste is very different. Not a bad beer, definitely something unique to try. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Excellent beer from Stone, these guys know IPAs and put out quality stuff, hoppy, sticky, malty, fruity. Nice dry finish. Very refreshing. I was expecting a little more hops, but all in all I canít complain.....stone does it again

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