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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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3.9
drjay44 (3797) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2016
651 ml. bottle. Shared with Gabe. Pours a medium, well retained, tiny bubbled, ivory head, over a clear amber (SRM 10) body......nose is light toasted malts, with cracker, biscuit notes, pine, resin, citrus tones from the hops, balance to the hops......taste is floral, honey sweet, with toasted malt tones, pine, resin, tangerine,melon from the hops, finishing with a moderate hop bitterness, balance to the hops......mouth feel, medium slightly sticky body, alcohol warmth present, carbonation adds mild acid. The malts aerr milder than many in the history of the style, but are bigger than many of the more recent craft releases. The sweetness is a bit simple, but the hops correct for that. BJCP 9/3/14/5/8

3.8
teamrunkle (381) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2016
No head, light amber. Lemon? Draft beer at the bar in Richmond. Pretty good.

3.6
mambossa (337) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Pours a rich, amber-hued gold with nice off-white head. Nose is brightly resinous, rich apricot and drippy pineapple, gently toasted malt, some candied orange and lemon, healthy dose of fresh flowers too. Flavor is gently-candied tropical fruits, pineapple, papaya, red apple, little bit of canned tangerines, elusive pine notes, leafy wet flowers linger hard. Medium-full body. Very balanced, heavy on the bright tropical medley, big flowers. It’s very good, but the balance skews a little high-noted and fruit-forward. Kind of a "diagonal" shape in the minds eye. Still great.

3.9
UncleKorm (1335) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Bomber poured a deep gold hue w/ large foamy head and sticky lacing. Moderate tropical aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are pineapple, graham cracker, piney and resinous hop, mango, and light toast. Medium bodied and light warmth to the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
Zymurgeist2 (2327) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Draught at Harry’s Hofbrau. Pine and resin aromas. Clear copper with small off white head. Taste is piney, sticky, alcohol burn. Side to side with the 5 year and the 5 year carried the day.

4.1
Thechasm442 (1005) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Bomber. Slightly cloudy Amber with a thick off white head and nice lacing. Aroma is dank pine resin, tropical fruit, and caramel. Taste is overripe tropical fruit, sweet citrus, caramel and honey. Thicker and juicy. Really awesome.

3.8
Iphonephan (7192) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2016
On draft at the brewery. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of tropical fruits and some caramel. Bitter finish.

3.4
rxeight (3218) - Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2016
22 oz bomber. 8/18/16 date. Golden orange color. Aroma is hops. Slightly floral. Taste is a uniquely spicy floral hop medium bitterness. Strong caramel malt.

3.8
AWISLguy (3283) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2016
650ml bottle from Ray’s in Tosa, as part of the anniversary pack. Shared with bananabi11. 8/17/2016 bottle date so less than one month old. Orange amber pour, very clear, with a bit of an off-orange head. Hoppy nose. Pineapple. Other citrus. Pine. Overripe fruits. Some alcohol. The blend is solid. Finishes more bitter than bittersweet. Thanks Stone for re-releasing! 14

3.7
andrewje41 (4156) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2016
11 oz pour at City Beer, during their Stone 20th anniversary event. Oily copper golden pout with a thin fizz head. Hop heavy aroma from a distance with a noticeable booziness. A dominant tropical fruit profile. Full of pineapple. Some imperial heat to linger in the finish, but doesn’t overpower. Drinks nice as an overall. Solid stuff.


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