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RATINGS: 594   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (5889) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2013
22 oz. bottle via in-person trade in STL. Pours a clear, bright orange-gold with about two fingers of frothy off-white head. Rising carbonation bubbles, some trailing lace. Aroma of spicy, sweaty, citrusy hops, toasted, pils and caramel malts, grass, rye crackers, some straw- unmistakably German in influence. Flavor of spicy, citrusy hops, pils and sweet malts, herbs and florals, melon and mango, and a hint of honey. Medium-bodied, with a bready, bitter mouthfeel and medium-high soft carbonation. Long, lingering bitter finish. Potent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
[My bottle (660ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel] Pours a hazy golden-orange with a small semi-lasting frothy white head. Aroma is pretty much all hops, resiny, floral and grassy along with a bit of fruit and alcohol. Flavour: Wow, this is a big beer, hoppy and boozy. Big bitter finish. Medium to full bodied. An interesting beer with different hops, I thought it was quite good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (5750) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Flasche serviert in Tulip: gießt aus einem tiefen Goldton mit einem schönen ersten prickelnden Kopf, nur sporadisch lace ... So bin ich links mit dieser missliche Lage gebracht, ist dies ein Imperial IPA oder ein Imperial Pils? Wenn ich mit DIPA als Grundlage, ist es in Ordnung, ein bisschen zu süß und Rasenflächen für eine Pacific gebraut IPA IMO. Wenn ich Imp Pils als base line, es ist in Ordnung, aber nicht sauber oder erfrischend genug und natürlich auch feucht fröhlichen für ein Pilsener. Auch die Nase ist sehr grasig, ein wenig feucht und scharf gewürzt mit einer fast extract wie Malz dämpfen.

Cotton Candy and gin... really Mitch? Nice try but you just swung at a pitch in the dirt

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (5720) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, hazy orange pour with eggshell white head, aroma brought notes of big white fruits, lots of dank weedy hops, hints of biscuit, more orange, grapefruit, touch of earth. Taste is a big mix of dank hops, pine, grass, hints of orange, slight white fruit, more biscuit, finishing fairly bitter. Your typical stone IPA, very well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Draft. Pours golden orange with a white head. Grassy, piney, and spicy hops, with some light malty sweetness, and a nice lingering piney hoppy finish. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5663) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2013 Pours copper .. mild head, great lacing .. . solid hop presence, very easy to drink- would gulp this again .. .

BAHA! New Kids on the Block! Their heads are all WARPED now!

Because I got it when I was in THIRD GRADE. My body grew!

Haha!

You suck.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (5618) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Bomber. Clear orange yellow pour with a soapy white head. Big herbal hoppy aroma and taste. A bit syrupy. Mellows out late. Very nice!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (5574) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bomber from Belmont Station. Pours a clear copper color with a large white head. A sweet fruity hop nose with some honey. Big flavor of German hops, and it noticeably so with deep sweet lemon and honey, very grainy. Frischen Aromen. Ich konnte viel trinken. Vielleicht werde ich. Auf jeden Fall ist es gut. A big fluffy palate. Superbly drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (5553) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle thanks to Bruce at the Pre-Zwanze. It pours clear amber with a medium white head. The nose is pine, fresh citrus, floral and grassy notes. The taste is crisp, grapefruit, tangerine, orange, Irn Bru, dry grass, resin, alcohol and some hay with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Interesting and pretty tasty stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 14, 2013
On tap. Clear yellow with a fizzy white head. Sweet grapefruit, apple, and candied lemon peel aroma and taste with a thick creamy and chewy palate and a bitter candy finish. Very good.


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