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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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sathorael (153) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1669) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BazookaJoe (271) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2844) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1538) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tylerbp6 (40) - - AUG 19, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours pale gold in color. Excellent strong hop aroma. Tasted great, will definitely have again. Well done stone ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
maltman53 (429) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Pours light-amber IPA color, huge hop aromas - grapefruit, pine, limeade - beautifully balanced sweet malt and hops at 10% ABV/102 IBUs, finishing refreshingly with pine-scented tropical flavors. Another gem from the kings of high-gravity beers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5577) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4oz pour at Max’s Hop Fest 2013. Pours a hazy, dark gold with one ring of white head. Malty nose, lemon, pine, soap, kind of earthy. Flavor is sweet, malty, lemon, white grape, some light grapefruit, a little vinous. Clean finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2592) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle. A medium golden color with a white head. A grapefruit and sweet hop and citrus aroma. Somewhat unbalanced with a harsh bite and a sweet finish.

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