Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 10th Anniversary IPA

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RATINGS: 631   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Stone 10th Anniversary IPA harkens back to our earlier Anniversary Ales, with abundant hopping at many stages of the brewing process. Appropriately, the aroma is over-the-top, with pronounced piney and resiny hop flavors combined with tropical fruit esters and more subtle notes of toasted malts and alcohol. Our Stone 10th Anniversary Ale weighs in at 10% alcohol by volume (perfect for a 10th anniversary beer), and has a little more color and malt character than our other IPAs. In addition to using the new Summit hop variety in the brewhouse to provide the powerful bitterness, we went back through our records and found some of our favorite hops over the years, and used them to flavor this brew, including Chinook, Crystal, and large doses of Simcoe in the dry-hop to provide a huge, complex, piney, fruity and floral hop character. This is a colossal beer, big in every sense: hoppy, malty, rich, and strong! Right up our alley.

Re-releaase as part of the 20th anniversary encore series in 2016

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9765) - Ursel, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2017
Fine transparant head over clear amber-golden beer. Citrussy New World hops, rosewater, malt and caramel too. Oxydized, rosewater, bit catty, caramelmalt, amandine. Very hopoilslick, not very carbonated feel. Right! the IPAs of yesteryear: reconnaissance!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (4919) - BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2017
As Stone 10th Anniversary IPA, bomber shared at RBBWG. Irregular, snow white, thinnish but stable head over an orangey blonde, clear beer with deep, warm old gold hue. Aroma of biscuit, dried grapefruit peel, bread crust, orange zest, bitter honey, parsley, soap, glue. Fruity flavor but clean and restrained, dried mango, green banana and starfruit, some dim sourishness underneath, medium carbo, supple and bit soapy mouthfeel. Cereally and mildly biscuity malt backbone, long aromatic finish, grapefruity and floral with minerally side notes, biscuity juiciness remains for a long time afterwards, as well as something glueishly resinous. Older bottle, but held up very well; has the class, personality and dignity of all Stone IPAs.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (8729) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2017
Thank you Sebletitje! 650 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBWG VI (2017). Bottled 25 August 2016. It has some age on it. Nearly clear orange, small white head. Nose is mellow cat piss oil hops, mango, some lemon peel, fruity hops, far more mellow than expected (maybe the age). Taste is far more bitter than you would expect from the smell, bitter orange peel, lemon peel, cat piss, pine, lively body, nicely bitter. Pretty solid old school cat piss hops IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (1127) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2017
Golden pour with a decent white head. Boozy, piney, caramel aromas - I didnt get a lot of fruit. Taste was similar - there is a lot of thick, sticky resiny and pine and some booze, but not much other than that - more malt driven than hop driven I thought. I reckon 10 years ago it would have been spectacular, but I just wanted.... something else...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (5309) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2017
Bottle. Golden with one finger head. Medium body with a fair amount of booze. Big citrus and tropical notes. Plenty of resin, moderate bitterness. Solid, but the alcohol is overdone.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydian1 (1414) - FNQ, Australia, - DEC 30, 2016
946ml CANamel from Hops to Home (fill date 4/12/16). Copper-amber body with a large loose off-white head that laces nicely. Plenty of pine resin and tropical fruity hops on the nose with toasty biscuity malts and a bit of booze. Taste follows the nose with a substantial resinous dry hop finish and subtle alcoholic burn. Medium-full oily palate. An excellent beer but faintly disappoints hop-wise when compared to other outstanding Stone DIPAs (perhaps a reflection of its shipping from USA).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alkolord (468) - - DEC 26, 2016
Golden kupfer klar im Glas, ein wenig weier Schaum, slich wrzig in der Nase, spritzig im antrunk, runder Krper, leicht wrzig "scharf", schne bittere

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (6148) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 21, 2016
Aroma is floral, citrus/fruit and creeping dank hops. The flavor is citrus, fruit, grapefruit, malts, hops/mild hop resin and a mix of bitter and warming alcohol in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (4069) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Bottle. It poured a dark orange color with a white head. The aroma was of caramel, malts and fruity hops. The taste was similar to the aroma with more caramel, malts, fruits and hops. A little different than I expected, but still really good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (559) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2016
From this get go, this is a kinder, gentler Stone machine gun hand. The nose is unusually understated for a Stone Imperial - light citrus, tropical fruit and bready malt. The taste is a more subtle mix of hops and certainly less astringent than some more recent gems - tropical fruit, melon, light citrus elements - a much happier face on the potential of hops than usual. The malt is biscuit and caramel, but not as dark and roasted as the Ruination or Ruin Ten. Smooth blending and very tasty.


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