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Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 10th Anniversary IPA

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RATINGS: 623   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3936) - 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 (495) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidezdonz (355) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - NOV 28, 2016
A 22 oz bomber, bottled on 25th August 2016, to be enjoyed by 23rd November 2016 (drank on the 27th, so Im four days late). Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. It poured a clear copper amber colour with a big three finger slightly off white colour with great retention and nice lacing. Aromas of tropical pineapple with touches of mango followed by citrusy grapefruit and mandarin, pine and a hint of caramel. Tastes of caramel biscuit malt with a blast of tropical stone fruits, bitter citrusy mandarin and its zest with notes of pine and citrus pith. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and boozy on the finish. Overall this was nice, with my only minor complaint being that Im not too fond of a boozy feel on IPAs or Double IPAs in this case. Other than that, I found it enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotchzombie (543) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Jammy hoppy bitter not boozy. Super well-balanced. Tropical fruit tangerine and pine. Fantastic IIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (2150) - Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle - fair size foamy head, medium copper color, big pine hop aroma and flavor, with some tropical/citrus fruits coming through in the taste, solid bready malt backbone, resiny finish, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1996) - Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2016
An attractive dark orange with a white head. Not overboard on the bitterness. Big on the hops. Duh. Its pretty fine.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (832) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Very enjoyable. Crisp and citrus deliciousness. Well balanced and delicious. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (1425) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2016
On tap @ Monks Kettle. Pours clear bright orange amber with thin white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, dry herbal lightly citrusy hops. Taste is thick syrupy caramel malt, hops are vegetal, herbal, lightly dank and citrusy. Really malt-driven for a Stone DIPA, interesting evidentiary take on how styles have progressed in the last decade.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (1479) - - NOV 12, 2016
Bomber. Tropical fruit hop aroma with floral and piney hop and sweet malt notes. Pours orange-amber colored with a huge off white head that has excellent retention and some soapy lacing. Starts with sweet malt and sweet tropical fruit hop flavors. Finishes dry and smooth with some piney hop bitterness as well as some floral hops. Pretty nice IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dinkle50 (1384) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Slightly hazy orange pour with a single finger white head. Tons of lace present. Aroma is full of tropical fruits, mango and passion fruit with a hint of pine. Taste is full of mangos, just oozing, ripe mangos. Medium bodied. Slight alcohol bite on the finish as well as a bit of estery yeast. Really nice beer.


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