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Stone 7th Anniversary Ale

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 23, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2007 I was expecting something much more special with this brew. I guess it just didn’t do anything for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2003
Clear reddish amber color with a lasting medium creamy head. Characteristic Stone aroma, sort of a mix of Ruination and Vertical Epic. Spicy hop bitterness with some sweetness. I like the Stone beers but they are starting to get very similiar, the more I try.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2003
It's a pale, what can I say. This beer is well done, things are balanced well and it comes off quite smooth and drinkable. I would say it is a little limited by the style, I mean you can only make a pale so good before you start pushing into IPA territory like Deschutes Mirror Pond. Whatever. It was a good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2003
Very nice herbal hop aroma with some malt. Amber color, almost red. Very hoppy flavor, a bit one dimensional. Overall pretty nice. Thanks Kimchee

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2003
A nice tasting ale to be sure - it just seems to me that most Stone brews taste more or less like each other, and this 7th anniversary ale does not seem to be distinctive, as in being much different from other Stone ales. A little bit maltier and sweeter at most.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Had this on-tap at the Stone World Bistro 9/13/07. Poured into 8oz. snifter. Pours a cloudy deep yellow color. Frothy head that lingers and laces the entire glass. Smells sweet and malty or maybe that’s a hoppy sweetness, it is an IPA I guess. Tastes sweet, none of the hop bitterness that you’d expect. There are some hops there but they’re sweet, not spicy or citrusy or anything. Thickish, with just ok carbonation. Maybe a little too old by now. It’s novel now I guess.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Bomber shared with Enzofan. Cloudy golden/orange pour with diminishing off-white head. Big malt aroma, no hop presence. No suprise due to age of beer. Sweet malt flavors. Medium syrupy mouthfeel. This was a good beer, but I’m sure it was fantastic fresh in it’s day. Enjoyable none the less.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pepsican (1438) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2008
I figured this beer would be dead, luckily I was wrong. Orange pour with a small head. Ligh hop, caramel, and candied sugar aroma. Flavor was similar with some orange hops and other fruity citrus. Finishes slightly watery with medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Draft at stone. pours deep gold with small head. aroma of caramel and malt with a little citrus. taste has some hop up front with caramel and malt that follows. finish lingers a bit bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4221) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Pours a golden amber color. Caramel, sweet malt, bitter hops, and hints of fruit and citrus. It’s alright.


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