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RATINGS: 604   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9797) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Bomber poured a clear gold with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of straw, spicy hops, light grapefruit zest and light lemon zest. Palate was medim bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, spicy hos, earthiness and lighht grapefruit zest with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium, frothy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus, and herbal hops with melon esters, cookie and biscuit malt. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with light malt, spicy alcohol, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium to full body and carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9158) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Draft... Clear amber pour with a small, creamy, white head. The aroma is a mélange of toffee, honey, tea biscuit and peppery hops, and. Full-bodied and fatty with moderate carbonation. The flavor is loaded with metallic bitterness to go with the honey and toffee malt sweetness. Finishes bitter, metallic and a bit alcoholic. Meh.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a bit hazy, dull golden orange appearance with a cream colored head. Grapefruit, tropical fruit, cream, sweet grain, bread in the nose all with a bit of spiciness. A little chewy, toasted bready, cracker, slightly tangy, herbal hoppy, slightly dank flavor with a slight veggie note. Probably my least favorite IPA released by Stone to date.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8933) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2013
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a golden color with an off white head. Citrus, some breadiness with a spicy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8652) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle split at the William IV during the Rainbow IPA event, thanks to Leighton for this one, 21/09/13. Lightly hazed golden amber with a white covering. Nose is grapefruit, caramel, orange, light pine resin. Taste comprises caramel malt, orange pith, bitter hop notes, light pine, grapefruit, grass. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi aggressive hop bitterness in the finish. Decent DIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
Big orange taste, high abv hoppy beer. Big carbonation, along with very good drinkability. Orange colour, with lasting head. Slightly above average DIPA.Fresh from Premier Gourmet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8539) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Bomber from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Pours a clear amber color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of snappy, herbal hops and pale malts. The taste is spicy, herbal, fruity hops, toasted caramel malts. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. Solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8427) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Tap at Mohawk Bend. Thanks to ChinoSkillzian. Clear orange. Sheety white lacing. Nose is candies, orange rind, fresh fruit. Taste is juicy, squashy, big noble hop squash and honeydew and cantaloupe. Doesn’t get sticky or alcoholic. Pretty nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (8415) - , 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.


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