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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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5998) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (5934) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (5866) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
Bottle @ Maxi. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of bready malt, caramel, light yeast, light bitter flowery hops, pine, resin. Flavor is malt, bready, caramel, flowery, pine, resin. Medium body, soft carbonation, bitter finish with some alcohol. Clearly not fresh. 120414

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5813) - .....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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (5801) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (5750) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle sample at a Stone tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Clear golden with a white head. Pleasant hoppy aroma, citric, grassy, piney and resinous. Flavor has some sweetish maltiness, a bit bready, and very tasty hoppiness, citric, piney, grassy and herbal, with a great strong bitterness. Medium-bodied, a bit chewy and heavy. Really nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5726) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5719) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5666) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
On tap at The Common Table. Orange with a white head. The aroma is a mix of grapes, orange and biscuit malt. The flavor is similar. I get some nice sugary grape notes as well as some orange and light pine. Biscuit malt is also present. As the beer warms it gets more floral. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Light bitterness. Nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle. Bright, golden pour. Bit of a fizzle, not much. Very nice viscous mouthfeel. Drinks like the better American IPAs I’ve ever had, but without any over the top, acidic hoppiness. Instead, this is an exceptionally well balanced, malty beer with some evident pilsner-like characteristics, yet some resiny burn of a big IPA. I love the finesse. (#5209, 8/24/2013)


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