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RATINGS: 623   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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brownaler (713) - 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
rick_91709 (512) - 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
Itzjerm (3135) - 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
Fatehunter (2623) - 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.

3.7
beertholomeus (1814) - California, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Pours a golden amber color with a white head. Citrus, floral, resinous hop, caramel and biscuit aroma. Resinous hop, floral, pine, caramel, grapefruit and biscuit flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Pine and resinous hop finish.

4.2
superspak (6094) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2016
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/18/2016. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big apricot, peach, pineapple, tangerine, mango, papaya, grapefruit, lemon/orange peel, light pine, honey, lightly toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of bright/juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of huge apricot, peach, pineapple, tangerine, mango, papaya, grapefruit, lemon/orange peel, light pine, honey, lightly toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/herbal/citrus peel bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, peach, pineapple, tangerine, mango, papaya, grapefruit, lemon/orange peel, pine, honey, lightly toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of bright/juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy/sticky, and slightly slick/resinous balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a mild warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding DIPA! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of bright/juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

4.2
beerplace (2146) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2016
On tap at Elizabeth Station on Stone 20th Anniversary event. Pours a clear copper golden with a tan head. Aroma is sweet, with tropical fruits notes. Taste is very fruity with medium levels of sweetness and tropical fruits bitterness. Candied citruses bitterness aftertaste. Excellent.

3.8
Ericular (1038) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Pours a dirty orange brown with thin lasting head and clean lacing. Aroma is a good, subtly strong mix of dry hopped goodness, booze, and caramel malts. Taste is interesting - pretty vacant up front, into a malty rich middle, then a bit of hops come through to dry it out just enough in the end. Low evidence of ABV. Not bad!

3.7
Thisis12ptfont (1224) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Aromas of caramel, apricot, tangerine,amber malts, some faint rye, herbs and cracker. Pours a golden copper with a thin white foam. Taste brings clean bitterness alongside candied caramel, sweet tangerine, apricot, stale grapefruit, stone fruit and metallic maltiness. Mid palate brings bright orange, citrus, orange zest, tangerine zest, lemon spruce and deep amber malts. Finishes with some bright citrus notes and distinctive caramel, deep malt, wort syrup and cracker notes. Overall, this is more on the malty side yet some oddball hop notes dance about. Sort of jumbled flavor profile on this one. B+ rating.

3.6
Emeister84 (2594) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2016
On tap at World of Beer (Charlottesville, VA). Citrusy aromas, orangey, light lemon. Clear orange-amber with a mostly lasting white head. A little sweet, somewhat savory, envelops the whole tongue. Medium-full bodied.


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