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RATINGS: 611   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steve_0 (3347) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle at home. Pour is clear orange with a big cream head and great lacing. Bright, lightly floral, a touch of citrus, fruity hop notes, soft soapy notes, noble hoppy, grassy, straw, somewhat spicy, and earthy aroma. Taste is grassy, floral, honey and big caramel with a very apparent butterscotch note, caramel corn, somewhat peppery, and fruity with a big bitter finish. Sticky mouthfeel with high carbonation. The off-flavors don’t necessarily ruin it, but it is probably my least favorite Stone beer in recent memory.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1325) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2013
22oz bottle pours a light gold with thin white head. Pine and fruit aroma. A citrus hop taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimsRatings (421) - - AUG 23, 2013
From 22oz bottle. Clear amber with a touch of white head. Somewhat mild citrus aroma. And that is the last you will see of the word "mild"... The citrusy/hoppy flavor has the subtlety of a sledgehammer, but it is still very drinkable. Not as harsh as Palette Wrecker, nor the smoothness of RuinTen. I rate it just below RuinTen in the power- hop beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnmike (1067) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2013
On tap for this anniversary beer. Decent strength - I like the German flair to the West Coast IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shroud0fdoom (150) - Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Look: Brass orange body, 1/2 finger white head. Smell: Tropical Flowers fused with fruits (like a woman’s perfume), citrus, tobacco and faint alcohol. Taste: Floral, citric rind, spicy, fruits, tobacco, strong bitterness, mild alcohol bite. Feel: Medium body, active carbonation. Overall: 17th reminds me of a certain other beer named Victory Hop Wallop. Nothing wrong with that though the malt sweetness is a bit brighter with Stone. All the flavors and aroma are the practically the same. I sipped this and Hop Wallop came to mind. The only thing that sets them apart is the bitterness and pilsner malt sweetness. Other than that this brew is worthy. Nothing earthshattering but still very solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1554) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Draft at Two Stones.... Nice looking DIPA, bright orange in color, good head. Nose is hoppy... little grassy. Classic Stone taste, big but not over the top. Hoppy, grassy, bitter, little sweet in the after taste. Medium body. Overall Good stuff hope I can find a bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (4654) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a small white head that dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is a mix of citrus, pine, spicy herbs, caramel, perhaps a touch of butter. Flavor is the same, medium spicy as if rye were present, light sweet, light plus bitter, with bitterness lingering to the far finish. Medium body, silky smooth mouthfeel. My overall impression is that it is a nice beer, but a bit harsh, and lacking the hop juiciness of my favorite IPA’s

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2013
This is a good one! Pours a nice golden with a fluffy head. Complex but not overpowering aroma of hops. The flavor is hoppy and sweet. It has a tingly feeling on the tongue. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2013 Serving: 22 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a clear, light amber color with a large off white head of foam. The nose is hop forward (no surprise as it is from Stone). Citrus and resin notes. The hops hit your tongue right out the gate. Big citrus notes, a little pine resin finishing with an almost aspirin like bitterness. Light to medium body with a very long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresyourball (539) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle to tulip. Pours clear orange with a medium white foamy head. Nose is hops, citrus, spice. Flavor is citrus, hops, malt, spice. Medium mouthfeel and a pretty bitter finish, fitting for a Stone beer. I liked this as much or better than the Enjoy By beers.

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