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RATINGS: 611   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6909) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Draft at Blue monk. Golden with orange tint. Grassy aroma, noble hops, herbal notes. Grassy, herbal flavor, sort of a lime citrus finish. Tastes a like a big imperial pils. Pretty amped up grassy bitterness. Nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6850) - .....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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6841) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6692) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (6610) - Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Draft to snifter at Dutch’s. Looks good; a transparent light orange with white head that dissipates into lacing. Smells good; a nice balance of hops with a sweet but mild backbone. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Good beer; I really like what the pilsner malt does to this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6583) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2013
On tap at Stone 17th. Pours golden with a creamy off white head. Aroma of peach, some vanilla, pine and malt. Flavor is sweety and hoppy with some berries, floral notes, some bitterness and pine. Medium body, average carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (6449) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Clear amber color with ivory head. Nice floral, tropical fruit, citrus, ganja bud, pine aromas. Medium body with average carbonation. Tooty fruity Columbian, tropical fruit, light booze, pine flavors. Mild alcohol twang to finish---tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (6308) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Draft at Ginger Man with Paul. Pours a deep hazy orange body and minor white lacing. Aroma is citrus fruits, pepper, cheese and flowers. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of pepper/spice, lots of BO and dirty gym socks, and flowers.


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