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RATINGS: 627   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karol (893) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 23, 2016
Tapped at the Stone tasting room in San Diego. Clear copper color. Thick soapy head. Aroma of malt, sweet fruits of the forest, citrus. Taste mirrors the aroma plus good bitter hops. Boozy, warming alcohol. Nice double IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (1054) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 21, 2016
Growler fill from brewery in Escondido. Actually had the original version at Stone Winter Storm several years ago, but lost my notes from that time. I got heavily into craft beer around Stones 11th or 12th anniversary, so this was a little before my time. POURS a clear amber hue with one finger of white foam. AROMA of woody and piney hops, green tea, some bright citrus and tropical fruit notes, moving into additional notes of dank hops and cat piss. FLAVOR of mild pine resin, overripe tropical fruit (pineapple stands out), tangerine rind, all over a layer of sweet-ish honey malts that lends a nice balance here. Remarkably smooth and the big 10% is really well concealed here, lending this an air of drinkability that may not actually be there. No doubt a really big deal a decade ago when it first came out. And a big improvement over the 5th Anniversary that I had a few days ago. Stones encore series lets us see the evolution of the (D)IPA over the years. (586, 1042)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnGalt1 (1708) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Had two nice glasses of this tonight at Bittercreek... Fresh and super tasty... Every bit as good as I remember it.... Bright pine and fruity.. tangerine citrus zest... just enough pale malt to balance... Bitter, but not overwhelming... incredibly drinkable given the big ABV. Huge winner 10 years later. Cannot wait for bottles of this to arrive in Boise.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (4297) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Draft at Bitter Creek. Copper pour, small frothy head. Woody, puny aroma. Malts become a bit more prevslent in the taste. A bit more like the DIpAs we know and love today.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10741) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2016 to be fair, i think i had this 2006 beer past its prime (1/09), but its all i have to go on...still pretty good, although the hops have mellowed too much and it tasted and had the body of a hoppy barleywine as opposed to an imperial ipa. i bet it was awesome in 06 or 07!" 2016-finally a fresh bottle of the encore. Lots of orange/orange peel and pine. Oddly thinner and less alcoholic than the 8.5% V I had last night. Another good one, though far from the best AV beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8511) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2016 Bottle. Toffee malts, light earthy notes, some faint rustic grainy notes, and moderate oxidation. Obviously past its prime. Like a bad barleywine. -- RERATE! -- Original rating was for an old ass bottle when this was long retired. New rating is a fresh draft sample for the 20th anniversary reboot. Pours orange with a white head. Bright lemony citric hops, grapefruit, some candy sweetness, mild-moderate bitterness, and a lingering citric hop finish. Solid.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2014
(bottle - 22 oz) We tried it knowing that thered be a chance it had gone south, and sadly it had. Turned from what was probably a big IPA into a huge malt bomb. Wasnt spoiled, just had literally no hops left.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (4319) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Surprisingly balanced for a double IPA, especially one from Stone. Lots of bread malts partly balance out this citrus and resin beer.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
jeep1982 (4) - - OCT 7, 2013 does not count
Im not a fancy beer person. I basically pick top rated beers and give em a try ( or beers with cool labels). Usually with top rated I am not disappointed however this is the exception. This beer was had some citrus to it maybe a liquid dawn kinda taste?? Not exactly sure and a second swig I pour it out. So sad.....

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Bottle @ Crooked Stave ROY-G-BIV Day, courtesy of adnielsen. Thanks, I think. This thing has to be over 4 years old and boy could you taste the age on this one. Murky caramel pour with no head. Huge oxidation, cardboard, old malt and stale bread in the aroma. Taste is much the same, nasty cardboard, dirty earthy hops, and bread. Medium body with soft carbonation. If you still have one of these please drain pour it.


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