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RATINGS: 600   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
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle:   Orange hued straw, pale haze, thin to moderate frothy white head, fairly nice lacing.   Sweet tropical fruit up front, citrusy, a little burning alcohol on the nose.   Strong citrus hop presense on first sip, but also comes across as tropical without being too sweet.   Big malt body, fruity, citrusy, reminds me slightly of 15.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Assertive hop finish, citrusy, mildly sweet.   Very respectable.   Not as juicy as their 15, but still tasty!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6148) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6103) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2013
22. Pours a cloudy medium amber. Loose white head. Plenty of lace. Big buttery nose. Seriously buttery...shocking that they would ship this, what with all the extra attention that an anniversary beer from a big brewery gets. Malty, biscuity, sweaty. Creamy slick medium body. Soft carb. Medium toasty caramel, earth, biscuit, and plenty of movie popcorn butter on the mid palate. Slick finish. Toasty, herbal, grassy, buttery finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6069) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2014
January 31, 2014 - with blankboy, gregclow, jercraigs & mabel. 22oz bottle c/o blankboy. Hazy gold, average off-white head. Floral and heathery bitter aroma, some alcohol - odd fruity light aroma - what’s the hop? German? Okay. Taste follows - grassy, fruity, pretty dry, emerging grapefruity pith. Average body, a bit astringent, decent carbonation, and a medium-long dry pithy bitter finish and linger. Different - really good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (6010) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6007) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
bottle, orange amber color , big sweet grapefruit and biscuit /jam flavors, balanced by nice malty finish, nice not overpowering DIPA

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5989) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2013
8/25/13. 22oz bomber from Five Points. Lightly hazed orange pour with a nice khaki head that cuts in half but lasts and laces quite well. Really nice, fresh floral hop aroma, like my nose is deep into a colorful flower, with grass, straw, pungent citrus, and doughy malts. Rich, bitter flavor, doughy malts, resin bitterness and a citrus kick, lots of grass, lingering doughiness and grass. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (5973) - 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.


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