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RATINGS: 601   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
ketchepillar (1068) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Oniony aroma. Grapy. Flavor has more onion. And seems New Zealandy more than German, but I can see some German character as well. Other than that, it's a Stone DIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (8240) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle at Brewdown. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of yeast, citrus bread, pine and toasted malt. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3194) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Pour is a clear blonde with a large white head. Aroma is a spicy hop with a lot of pine. Flavor is a nice hop with some sweetness followed by a big bitterness. I don’t really get any pils malt or noble hops, it’s just a pretty much in your face sweet hop bomb. Drinks more like a 5% IPA then the 9.5% so this could be a black out beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Pours gold. Head is frothy white. Nose is complex sweet citrus, sticky sweet malts, floral and citrus. Flavor is muted floral and light citrus, intense bitterness like you would suspect with stone. pretty good but very different.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4761) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of light-moderate citrus, floral notes, grass, and a touch of pepper. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a two tinger off-white head that has decent retention. There is a good amount of thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with light-moderate pilsner malt, light honey, and a touch of fruit. The finish has moderate-heavy pine, floral notes, grass, light grapefruit, and a touch of pepper. it’s medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, it’s like a blend of an Imperail Pilsner and IIPA,

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (3687) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Great idea that works out, grassy and big IPA bomb with sweet malts, awesome stuff, I’ve always really liked what stone does

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Pours a light copper with medium sized off white head. Nose is citrus and hops...good aroma that you can catch from a few feet away. Flavor is initially very piney, resin, before a burst of citrus followed by a drier hoppiness (probably the nobles kicking in). Long mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2491) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bomber from BevMo. Deep golden in color. Somewhat hoppy nose. Grains and maltiness as well. Grassy hop character up front. Hoppiness is somewhat mellow, yet sill there. Interesting take.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1812) - USA - AUG 16, 2013
Yellow golden in color... Aroma is grassy, piney hops, lemon zest... Flavor is earthy and grassy, totally dry, with lingering bitterness... Notes of lemon and grains... Pils notes on finish... Interesting beer, crisp and enjoyable, totally outside the box ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7386) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2013
Draught @ Stone 17th Anniversary Brewers Reception, San Marcos, CA
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grape, pine and peach. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter with a warm, citrus fruity and piney finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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