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RATINGS: 607   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


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OPIE788 (336) - Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Draft. Hazy straw yellow with a white head. Sweet fruits and citrus hops in the nose. Pine, lemon rind and some floral hop bitterness. Works well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Claves77 (153) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Nice consistency, but pale color belies the body. Mild smell for Stone with different hop smell. Great mouthfeel with lasting palate, but flavor doesn’t suit me. better than most, but no comparison to other Stone brews.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scrapersnbeer (1490) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Honey and starch, pissy citrus hops aromas. Cloudy yellow color. This beer has a rather straightforward bitterness across the board, although the finish is a softer mellow malt. As such I didn’t find it nearly as astringent as many of Stone’s other big ales.There isn’t any lasting ill effects on the palate...the stomach however...If you are looking for a high toned but light bodied and balanced IPA, this is a fine one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nikiel (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours a beautiful gold with white foam. Smells crisp, sweet, spicy and slightly citrusy. Surprisingly full bodied. Tastes sweet, lemony, piney and more balanced than I’d expect from Stone.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pumpmaster (1139) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2013
22 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $5.99 Very good!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5554) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2013
65cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, thx alot to pbrack11!, very complex bitter brew, floral/bitter and slightly fruity/sweet, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DenverLogan (811) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2013
On tap at Hops & Pies last August. Listed at 8.8%. Pours an amber with moderate head and lace. Aroma of straw hops and moderate malts. Significant carbonation and big mouthfeel. Flavors of bitter roots, tropical fruit rind, floral hops, chalk, dandelion, white grapefruit rind. Overall different and a bit challenging.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2410) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
Pours cloudy gold with a moderate white pillow head. Aroma is citrus hops and light cereal malt. Taste is big citrus hop bitterness. So uncommon for german hops but I would expect nothing less from Stone.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Barreras (1001) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Pours a cloudy yellow orange color with a grapefruit citrus aroma. Taste is of bitter malt that you would expect from an IPA. Its a clean bitter taste that lingers on the palate just to remind you of the German hops. Another good beer from Stone.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2300) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Drink straight from the bottle hobo style. Raw honey, catty german hops, and plenty of balanced malt. Major kick on the back end.


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