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Stone 9th Anniversary Ale

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RATINGS: 479   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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As has been a tradition, we have “Anniversary-ized” a recipe from our history by cranking it up, making it stronger and more assertive. With this year’s Anniversary we decided to look back at a wheat beer that we released a couple of Spring/Summers a few years ago: Stone Heat Seeking Wheat. While it was a plenty tasty beer, we ultimately decided that it wasn’t that reflective of what Stone was all about, and we unceremoniously dropped it from our lineup. For the Stone 9th Anniversary Ale, we carried some of the characteristics from the Stone Heat Seeking Wheat --- clear, not hazy; hoppy, not yeasty; combining a delicious hop bitterness and wheat tartness --- and made some…well…adjustments.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2005
First, a tasty beer. Since it has no real category, I can’t really take points off for that I suppose... The wheat aspect of it is hidden, so it comes across as a hoppy pale ale. Very delicious, but what is wheaty about it? It compares to Gumball Head in every way. The hop flavors are different, but otherwise it is a hoppy American wheat beer. Not yeasty, but hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - SEP 27, 2011
It has been a couple years since I have last had this so I am going off memory. Aroma is full of funky wheaty goodness. Pours a clear gold/orange with a nice lasting foam. Flavor is tart with a nice hop presence bringing it all together. One of the best wheat beers I have ever had. Made a journey to the brewery whenever I saw this on the growler list. Hope to see this brewed again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2005
I’m going to have to pick up the 8th and 7th, because this stuff is damn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackamackson (127) - USA - SEP 7, 2005
orange/amber pour, big head, which disappeared sorta quickly. hoppy sweet aroma. flavor is very sweet and malty, but with a good floral hop flavor to give it some bite. a lot like an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
v8powered (125) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Cellared and enjoyed November 2013: I think I saved this one a little too long. Color was orangey yellow with a mild white head. The citrusy wheat flavor is present but the carbonation was light. Good beer overall. Enjoyed one a few years ago and that one was better. May have just kept too long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chargerfanjess (124) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2006
Call this an American wheat with IPA tendancies along with a Belgian Strong twist. Clearly out side the box, which is what Stone is all about and what I enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2005
Pours a amber red color with a small quickly diminishing white head. there is plenty of lacing. Aroma has plenty of hops and is a little musky yet sweet. Flavor is very balancd. There is some initial bitterness, followed by sweetness. The beer finishes long and slightly bitter. A very nice beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brew4all (103) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 6, 2006
Very IPA in feel. Aroma has that grapefruit hint and the appearance was orange with a white head. Flavor seemed a touch bitter but finished well with some fruit and hop feel. Seemed to get by the palate quickly but felt full. Overall a descent brew but not the best Stone is known for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Orangish color. Grapefruit and hops in aroma. Flavor resembles somewhat an ipa with wheat and more fruity notes to it. Pretty good but just came across slightly wierd somehow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - FEB 28, 2006
22oz bottle poured a murky pale orange color with a foamy white head. Strong citrus scent in the aroma with some sweet malt notes. The flavor is initially hoppy and bitter. Mild malt flavor with hints of spices and pepper. Nice dry and tart finish. A very good wheat beer.

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