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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ngejo (976) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - NOV 9, 2016
Tap. Clear, orange, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, & bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6924) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Draught at Arcadium. Dark orange in color. Big citrus notes hops and a light malt profile.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1460) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Type: 22-oz. bottle Glass: Lagunitas mason jar From: Costco in Fashion Valley (San Diego), Calif. Price: $19.99 (for a variety 4-pack) Purchased: Oct. 20, 2016 Consumed: Oct. 22, 2016 Reviewed as: American Double / Imperial IPA Misc.: Bottled Aug. 18, 2016; 2016 release, 2006 label Had been wanting to pick up this Stone 20th Anniversary 4-pack and finally saw it for the first time at Costco for $19.99. Done. I did know that Chris H. loved this one from back in the day and the new release as well. Hoping this one was better than the fifth, which I thought was just above average. Poured a copper amber-to-red-brown amber hazy color with two fingers of khaki frothy white head. Could see a few bubbles coming up along the sides of the glass. Very good spiderweb foamy lacing. Good retention. (Sight - 3.75) Kind of different on the nose, getting sugary caramel, toffee malts, papaya, mango rind, light orange blossom, cantaloupe, melon, herbal, menthol, peach and a touch of minty leaf. (Smell - 3.75) Tasted better than the nose. Getting juicy tropical and malty at the same time. Bitter mango rind, papaya, cantaloupe, melon, sugary dark orange blossom, peach, apricot, some red grapefruit, herbal, menthol, pineapple, honey, some grassy notes and sugary pine. Boozy, but not 10 pct. ABV boozy. (Taste - 4.00) Medium body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Lively-to-average carbonation. Long, boozy finish. (Feel - 4.25) This was a pretty good double IPA and probably really good for 2006. Still good now, but not great. (Overall - 4.00) 3.95 89 B+

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (2861) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Chock-full of tropical and candies citrus goodness. Some sweet light malt. Slight resin in the aroma. Full, slick body. Orange with a tall white head that leaves quite the lacing in the glass. A pleasure.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (4497) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Draft from Whole Foods in Upper Arlington: Amber pour with eggshell white head. Aroma of floral and caramel malt. Tastes are perfect citrus, grapefruit, floral, malty, pine mix. Little resiny late. Insane balance and drinkable for 10abv. Can still wow me with their ipas after all these years.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brigg (634) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2016
(Bottle) Clear orange body with a medium, creamy, eggshell head. Aroma of citrus (orange, grapefruit), caramel malt, light pine. Silky smooth medium body; oily mouthfeel; chewy. Nicely balanced sweetness, bitterness, and alcohol. Fruity and slightly floral; some bubblegum, orange, and grapefruit; very sweet but strong bitterness cuts through, and alcohol blends everything together nicely. I really enjoyed this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brownaler (575) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Solid hop and banana aroma with a chewy malt profile with a bit of nut flavor within. Nice IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rick_91709 (391) - USA - OCT 23, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy gold. Small head. Some tropical fruits on the nose. Some sweetness followed by a bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Itzjerm (2373) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2016
This is just missing on the nose. A very balanced overhopped over malted DIPA. Really this is what I would want from a DIPA. Perfect sticky thickness. Perfect flavors on the tongues. An awesome beer in every way. Aroma only thing lacking it has a bit of alcohol and strong stickiness. I want to brew this one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (2360) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Pours a half finger of head on hazy straw body. Aroma is orange, pine and grapefruit. Taste is big and bold grapefruit and pine bitterness. It grabs the back of the mouth. Texture is thicker.


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