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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


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhilJackson80 (308) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 6, 2013
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 22 Oz Bomber. The beer pours to a very cloudy orange color with a medium white head. The aroma is very strong with floral & citrus from the hops. The taste is very light with a very crisp strong bitter finish. The beer is your normal DIPA but is well worth a try. Overall a very good but different DIPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle. Nice clear gold look with fluffy white head. Weird malt pee aroma. Hop taste which finishes very bitter.

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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1287) - Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Bomber. Clear gold with an off white head. Malt and pine needle aromas. Sweet and malt heavy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2085) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle. Sampling session at Lefty’s. Mild pine, slight cabbage, and light fruit. Clear medium straw. Mild candyish caramel initial /hops emerge in a major way / finish is balanced and long. Medium body. Well-blended stuff, slight sweet finish. Nice variation, with the German hopping,. Distinctive and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2013
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a slightly hazy yellow golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity piney hoppy bitter aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy biter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hypo_Luxa (53) - Osaka, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2013
Poured a light golden head. Smelled of grapes or muscat. Taste is creamy, bready, fruity.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mrhopsbeertalk (129) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Generally a lover of all things Stone, I found this to be undrinkable. To my palate it tastes of phenols, bandaids, and Jägermeister.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrewFace (775) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy orange color. Sweet malt aroma with mild hop character. Smooth hop flavor throughout, not overly bitter. Light citrusy character, earthy notes, pils malt character. Some alcohol presence. Pretty good drinking IPA overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Claymeister (71) - USA - NOV 3, 2013
Shared with my good friend Ken. Pours cloudy amber with a medium sized white head. Aroma is mainly hoppy with citrus and some malt. Good balance and medium bitter taste. Interesting IPA and overall not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1950) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2013 At a tasting at KyotoLefty’s place. A mellow deep gold color with pine, citrus & mint notes in the nose. The medium-full body was bitter, complex & syrupy with nice sweetness from the malts. As I loved the 16th I was expecting a bit more, it’s good but not great. UPDATE: 9.5% bottle from Asahiya, the classic copper gold I like in an IPA. Minty, herbal, fruity aroma. Mouth-puckering bitterness with pine, resin, mint & a touch of fruitiness. Quite bitter but still good though not as great as the 16th...


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