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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


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
roacheater (43) - Alabama, USA - AUG 20, 2013
walk into the forest... walk DEEP into the forest... look around.. listen.. find an old pinetree.. find a very old pinetree.. locate the bright green tips.. grab a large handful of those needles.. shove them in your mouth and chew.. slowly, firmly.. until the bittersweet resin coats your teeth.. your tongue.. and your soul.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11556) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Draft. Crystal clear amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, straw/grapefruit, some orange rind, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some grapefruit rind, light grass. Medium-full body, some resin.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (921) - Poway, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Pours a bright light orange with a two finger white head which fades to nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, bready pilsner malts, sweet malts, and some tropical fruits. Taste is hoppy up front with some citrus, spicy pne, and tropical fruits, and then has some nice german malt notes on the backend with some bready pilsner malts and sweet malts. Has a medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, moderately bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a tasty, outside the box DIPA that is very unique and makes nice use of all german ingredients.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (838) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Soft aromas of pine, resin, herbs and a touch of vanilla. See through copper with no foam whatsoever. Strong bitter hops upfront with flavors of grapefruit, earthy pines, resin, burnt sugar and a strong metallic funk. Finish leaves resin, herbs and hops on the palate. Overall, delicious, bitter and complex. Bit of an odd metallic overtone but not bad at all. Congratulations Stone, on 17 years of epic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sathorael (151) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Pours light orange/ gold in color with dense white foam. Aromas of grassy/floral and spicy noble hops with a touch of crisp sweetness. Taste is malty and crisp with hints of toffee, floral notes, mild spice, sublte citrus and grass trimmings. Finish has a lasting, almost astringent, bittering.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Nice golden pour. Excellent lacing. Aroma of light pine and oranges. Flashes of ruination during first SIP, but more those German pilsner malts shine through. Another quality IPA from Stone.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1541) - Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle split with BR on August 19th, 2013.

Appearance: Pours a clear orange.
Aroma: Aroma of light hop.
Taste: Medium body, faint fruit, interesting mix of flavors.
Palate:Light body, light lingering aftertaste.

Summary: I enjoyed this beer, though I got nothing from the nose. I have a second beer, so will test out the nose more. An interesting combination of bitterness and flavors.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BazookaJoe (244) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Pours golden orange with a thin white head and a light grassy aroma. Strong bitter body with a smooth mouthfeel and a slight alcohol burn at the finish. Slightly different ipa but very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2580) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
On draft at Rustico in Ballston. The beer is golden and clear with a small white head. The aroma is easily the best aspect of the beer. Lovely fresh hops with a strong German presence. The flavor is an interesting marriage of the two. Alcohol presence well disguised. A solid offering. A unique beer. I would have this again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1438) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Pours a clear golden with a minimal but retentive head. Aroma is a pine forest. Taste is grapefruit, white grapes, just a little sweet pale malt and HOPS!! Really nice, but the hop bitterness dominates (yeah, I know it’s Stone). Interesting, but totally radical hops.


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