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Stone 7th Anniversary Ale

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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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A Super Special Pale Ale. Amber-ish/dark orange color, quite hoppy with a fruity aroma and upfront flavor. There is a hop-bitterness sting on the tongue at first with noticeable malt reminiscent of a sweet pastry, more fruity hop flavors linger and blend into a toasty-malty balance that comes through in the finish. This full bodied ale is placed nicely on the high side of the scale.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2009 On tap at Stone World Bistro during the XIth Anniversary Festival - 08/07. Burnished orange-copper-red with a thin, fine, light-tan head. Husky, grainy, light toffee/caramel aroma with some light oxidation characteristics and subdued light citrus hops notes. Smooth, lightly penetrating hops bitterness over light caramel sweetness. Some light, fruity hops flavors are present but definitely showing their age, albeit gracefully. Soft, well-rounded mouthfeel that is robust yet delicate, powerful yet graceful.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brigg (521) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2007
(bottle) Orange body with a small off-white head. Sweet nose with fruit (peach, grape, strawberries), floral and citrus hops, and alcohol. Very strong, pleasant aroma. Flavor has more alcohol than expected; past that, hops and ripe fruit, and some malt. Finish is acidic, bitter; very dry - maybe too dry. Warming alcohol aftertaste. Full bodied and carbonated feel.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/13/2003
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade

Clear amber, fine white head, drippy lace, sweet carael malt aroma with lots of piney citrus hops, big hop flavor well balanced on top of a rich sweet carmel malt base, long bitter finish, initally a slight hint of alcohol fumes,

Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Score: **4
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2363) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2007
Orange-copper in colour, lingering off-white coloured head, some light lacing. The aroma is still very hoppy, lots of caramel sweetness, citrus, lingering old pine, bready, resinous. The flavour is less hoppy than the aroma - more muted - lingering pine, some caramel malts sweetness, some light alcohol. Chewy bitter mouthfeel, medium body, high carbonation. Finishes very long and very hoppy. Very good stuff, the hops are still there, nicely done.

650ml bottle obtained in a trade with <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank>Sven, thanks Steven.
Opened on April 21, 2007.
Vintage 2003.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Bottle. Sampled 5/22 at "Everybody Must Drink Stone" event at Monk’s Cafe. Reddish amber color with a thin, off-white head. Floral hop aroma with caramel in the background. Hops dominate the palate, but the malt offers good support; very well balanced. Really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Bottle from Goldtwins as part of the perfect 10 swap--thanks Larry! Lots of malt, slight alcohol presence, and nice caramel scents. Copper body with a medium head. Full palate. Full caramel taste up front with just loads of malt--impressive for the age on this. Touch of hops in the finish balances it out.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Lots of caramel and slight alcohol in the aroma.Pours a cloudy copper with very little head.Nice caramel and alcohol flavor.Mouthfeel was just a little thin with a malt finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
C-Bus 7 Bottle shared by moejuck: Pours a hazy copper with a white head. Aroma, very malty, some spices, caramel, and a hint of alcohol? Flavor, caramel up front, malts were predominant, very sweet now that the hops have faded a lot. Still pretty solid.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2007
Bottle. Pours a murky, bright orange body with a white bubbly/soapy head. Heavy resinous aroma with bread and residual sweetness. There are also hints at toffee and butterscotch. Interestingly enough there is still a lot of hop character in the flavour with persistent caramel and toffee notes. The alcohol content is well masked by the seemingly chewy palate. Finishes with some toast and orangey hops but not at all overwhelming throughout the journey.
Thanks for the opportunity, radiomgb. Sampled on April 21, 2007.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Has an interesting mix of that old-ale aroma with hops, but okay. Taste has some bite throughout, but not too much. Definitely mellowing (or so I’m told) but still pleasant enough for me.


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