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RATINGS: 611   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


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
uhclem (386) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2013
When I die I want to come back as a Stone Brewery. This is easily one of the best I/DIPA’s I have tasted. It’s nice to see Stone remains on the cutting edge. Stop reading this and go buy it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kgpagel (2) - Redlands, California, USA - AUG 30, 2013 does not count
This tastes fantastic. Nice take on a style that is overdone without many standouts. Very good citrus notes and decently smooth. All the taste of IPA without the huge bite that turns off some. Head is white with light lacing, color is golden. Taste is grapefruit and pine, but very easy drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1339) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours transparent light amber with a thick frothy white head. Aroma of hops and lemon peel. Taste of strong hops at first that dissolves into a slightly bitter mixed fruit feel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4167) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2013
Tap @ brewery. Pours clear pale golden amber with a small lacing off white head. Aroma is fruity hoppy citric malty. Flavor similar to aroma very balanced bitternesd with malts and sweet fruits.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4605) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Pours a golden amber with a medium off white head. Aroma of spicy noble hops, citrus, bready malt. Flavor of spicy hops, citrus, bready malt. Dry, crisp and a great hop profile.

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thicksuds (448) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Yah Germany, this is solid, tons of hops, pure tasting, heady beer, hop prfile is pretty perfect front to back, awesome balance with a great fruity/piney flavor as well....awesome brew, how stone continues to churn out so many solid IPAs at once is beyond me, without sacrificing quality, abv barely detected.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maddog (425) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2013
A good beer, a little strange, just not great. The pour is clear gold with very little head. This beer is very hoppy and bitter, definitely over 100 IBUs! I love the idea of over hopped beers using German style hops, but I like Imperial Pils better. As it warms, the pine really comes out.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beardaxe (293) - - AUG 30, 2013
Just couldn't really get into this. Piney an herbal with crisp German hops. That quality comes through and is appreciated. Middle of the taste is pure bitterness and stands out against the rest of the beer. Finish is slightly hot with a toned down bitterness. Good an well made, but what is there here besides the bitterness? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wittales (699) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Appearance was clear gold with lasting creamy whitish 2 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are fruit of berry vitiman-like, earth, spice, sweet smooth pils malt with hints of alcohol. Taste are berry, melon,lemon and lime with spicey earthy hops throughout and hints of pine, then the sweet pils malt backbone. Slight warming alcohol . Palate was creamy smooth CO2 with medium body, then fruity spicey tangy lasting smooth finish. A wonderful different DIPA, try the German beauty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3459) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
22 ounce bottle from Nugget in Woodland. Herbal, onion hop aroma with a lighter underlying malt sweetness. Some metallic character and a little yeast ester character. Transparent pale golden body with a medium whitish head. Good retention. Starts herbal, and fairly bitter with decent hop flavors. Becomes a little sweeter and chewy in the middle. Finishes with more herbal and earthy hop flavors. Ethanol is hidden well. A decent beer. Nothing too exciting, though. Surprised this is 100% Pilsner malts.


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