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RATINGS: 594   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Our latest anniversary beer, starring an all-German cast of malt and hops, is yet one more glorious example of a Stone IPA brewed outside the box. Our brewers have brought their experiments with German hops to fruition, leaving convention behind to create this hefty IPA entirely with pilsner malts. These provide a superbly crisp mouthfeel, while a unique mix of noble and new-school hop varieties adds layers of bright, bitter flavors. Despite the daunting name, this beer isn’t designed to bring about the end of the world, but it just might destroy some of your preconceived notions of what an IPA can be.

Hops bill: Bitter-hopped with Magnum Late kettle additions: Herkules, Merkur and Opal Whirlpool: Emerald (aka Smaragd) and Strisselspalt from the Alsace region of France, which is just a stone’s throw across the Rhine from the German border. Dry-hopped with a 50/50 blend of German Hersbrucker and Sterling

Malt bill: Weyerman Pilsner Malt, Briess GoldPils Vienna


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (177) - Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy golden amber nice white head. Nose is mildly citrusy, Some pine. Some sourness here as well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (5042) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
Bottle @ Maxi. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of bready malt, caramel, light yeast, light bitter flowery hops, pine, resin. Flavor is malt, bready, caramel, flowery, pine, resin. Medium body, soft carbonation, bitter finish with some alcohol. Clearly not fresh. 120414

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Valgreen (457) - DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
Bottle @ Maxi. Slightly hazy light orange, small white head, some lacing. Aroma, malty, sweet, hoppy, orange, faint pine, passion fruit. Taste, malty base with some sweetness, hops, pine, resin. Dry bitter mouth feel. Long bitter aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
bottle. Golden with one finger head. The European hops used in this hop bomb provide quite a different taste that what I’m used to. While plenty hoppy, this seems less harsh, and maybe a bit more earthy than a typical Stone offering. Still delicious though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lothore (451) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A - pours a golden yellow color which a small, off white head which leaves lots of lacing on the way down S - mild citrus, hints of wheat. T - mild maltiness followed up by an absolute assault of hops. Deep piney, resiny bitterness. M - thick with ample carbonation. Very resiny D - huge beer that is a complete hop bomb. Unbalanced but delicious

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wrenchbody (6) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2014 does not count
One full tick up from the unbelievable regular Stone IPA. This is one we should hope they keep in long term production.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (114) - - MAR 29, 2014
cloudy gold-light amber color; citrusy, floral hop aroma; a bitter, hoppy beer; light malt background with lots of hops and notes of alcohol; a little fruity; dry, bitter finish

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Schlaubee (14) - - MAR 23, 2014
Very sweet! There is a strong berry flavor to this - perhaps raspberry - yes I think it’s raspberry! Not my favorite IPA but certainly drinkable for a change of pace.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (3394) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2014
bottle - Pours hazy yellow with a lingering off-white head. It has a pleasant aroma led by citrus and floral hops. The flavor has big hops bitterness with complex hops character that spicy/herbal as well as some citrus. Medium bodied with a bitter finish, this is a strong, dangerously drinkable beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wilderthanyou (752) - Guelph, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
Pours a hazy orange colour with a thin white head. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit and orange, floral, grassy notes, and orange pekoe tea. The orange pekoe tea is a main component of the flavour profile accompinied by citrus grapefruit notes, resinous hops, the malty toffee notes are in the background but still help to balance everything out. Solid.


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