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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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4.2
77ships (11051) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2017
Thank you Sebletitje! 650 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBWG VI (2017). Bottled 25 August 2016. It has some age on it. Nearly clear orange, small white head. Nose is mellow cat piss oil hops, mango, some lemon peel, fruity hops, far more mellow than expected (maybe the age). Taste is far more bitter than you would expect from the smell, bitter orange peel, lemon peel, cat piss, pine, lively body, nicely bitter. Pretty solid old school cat piss hops IPA.

4.3
DocLock (11049) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2006
Thanks to Brock_Landers for this one. Pours dark coppery with 1-finger sticky head. Aroma of piney hops, caramel malt, some spicy black pepper and fruit notes. Tastes extremely hoppy, with notes of mango, tangerine, caramel malt, and feety earthy notes. Tastes a lot like a mixture of weyerbacher Double Simcoe and 11th Anniversary. Gets a bit hot as it warms, and the malts fall out a bit, causing a slight unbalanced heat, and this one is a true hop bomb. I’ll be doing a side by side with this and Weyerbacher DS and 11th later. Is this a top 50 beer? I’d have to say no. It is a great IIPA, but I’ve had many that are as good or better. Still, if I could find this, I’d buy a case or two in a heartbeat. I’m sure this one will age extremely well.

3.8
jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2007
Bottle shared by HogTownHarry - many thanks! Orangey amber body witha moderate thick fluffy beige head. Aroma of moderat resiny hops, muted orange citrus notes. Similar flavour, hops with a strange but pleasant earthy notes, not overly bitter and very different from what I expected. Average palate is quite smooth (3+). Alcohol is barely noticable - I did not realise it was so high! This is very good, but I only like it, not love it.

3.5
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2008 Date: 09/02/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

amber with a slight haze, whispy white head, sweet pine aroma, lots of sticky pine flavor, nice balancing lasting bitterness
-------- /> Date: 10/21/2006
Mode: bottle
Score: iii to ii+

clear red, pours with a nice cream head that quietly settles down, traces of drippy lace, picking up sweet citrus along with the pine aroma, upon warming it pick up lots of hot alcohol, best cold
-------- /> Date: 12/01/2006
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Words: double dry hopped version from the Stone Bistro

thick creamy head and tons of lace, the hop flavor is very smooth and balanced from beginning to end,
-------- /> Date: 09/08/2007
Mode: bottle
Words: cellar party

no alcohol showing up, otherwise has not changed after a year of cold storage,
-------- /> Date: 02/10/2008
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Score: 3.3 to 3.5

picking up some really nice fruityness in the aroma and flavor, still sweet crystal and lots of hops, cold storage works,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3.9
alexsdad06 (10805) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3 L bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with a medium sized dense cream colored head. The aroma is big on citrus and other fruits along with moderately sweet caramel malts. The flavor is very malty with some signs of the hops that were much more present when fresh. I did get ripe orange citrus and bitter grapefruit to go with caramel/toffee malts. The bitterness is still there in the finish. This has morphed into more of a barleywine; at least it’s a good barleywine. I had the beer fresh and loved it, and this beer is still holding up quite well considering its age and the style. Probably better to drink this soon if you have them around.

2.8
cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle shared @ Crooked Stave ROY-G-BIV Day via trade with pineypower. Pours a hazy orange appearance with no head. Very malty, caramel, oxidized, cardboard, herbal aroma. Flavor is again quite malty- the hops are completely gone at this point- and has some notes of citrus and toffee. This one is long gone but it was still interesting to try.

3.2
marcus (10671) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 10, 2006
This golden/copper ale poured with a foamy off-white head, eliciting a strong citrus and hop aroma. The complex flavor includes characteristics of pine, grapefruit and roasted malt. These flavors are very pleasant but are, unfortunately, overwhelmed by hop bitterness and alcohol. Hopheads will probably enjoy this beer, but it was just too bitter for my taste.

4
sebletitje (10293) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2017 Rerate Bottle share at RBBWG 2017, thanks for sharing. Orange léger, col blanc-cassé. Arôme est malté avec un renforcement de houblons C laissant une impression de tropical, herbacés et houblons fermentés, malt apporte une certaine consistance niveau des grains. Palais est herbacé, houblonné renfermé, gazon frais, pointe de citrique et agrumes avec léger résineux e pin en fin de bouche. Petite note de sucre résiduel poussant le tout à 10%, ce qui a pour effet de donner un côté réchauffant en bouche. 11/26/2008 On tap @ OTH, FL Stone kick off party. Pours orange, with white/beige head. Aroma is malty and fruity. Taste, sugary, fruity, lightly hoppy with some caramel malts. After taste remains quite hoppy. A good IPA but I saw nothing that would set it apart from all the other CA IPA’s. 7-3-7-4-15

4.2
tderoeck (10195) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2017
25/II/17 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBWG (Beerlovers Bar, Antwerpen) - BB: n/a (2017-204) Thanks to sebletitje for sharing the bottle!

Clear orange beer, creamy off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: bit oxidized, malty, caramel, some honey, bit hoppy, tropical fruits. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, malty, lots of sweet tropical fruits, soft bitterness. Aftertaste: bit sweet, some honey.

3.6
JorisPPattyn (10072) - BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2017
Fine transparant head over clear amber-golden beer. Citrussy New World hops, rosewater, malt and caramel too. Oxydized, rosewater, bit catty, caramelmalt, amandine. Very hopoilslick, not very carbonated feel. Right! the IPA’s of yesteryear: reconnaissance!


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