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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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4.8
phiconners (152) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 6, 2006
Nice pour with moderate head. Aroma is fantastic for an IPA, lots of hops coming through. Flavor is very interesting - more malt coming through than I expected, but a ton of hops as well. Alcohol comes through just a bit. A fantastic beer.

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hrking (140) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2006
From the 3 of the anniversary brews i’ve tried 8,9,10,this is the best one.Had this one in a bomber at the Peach.This is the most drinkable of the 3.All the Stone stuff smashes ur face but this one is a treat has a citrus bite to it first off but easy on the finish,malts present,great carbination, not enough to kill the fish just right..Two thumbs up!

3.9
snowden719 (130) - Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2006
Pours cloudy orange with a thin white head. Aroma is pretty big, citric, some pine hops, caramel in the maltiness, tropical fruits. Flavor is caramel maltiness, overly hoppy with some tropical fruits. Flavor bends a bit too far toward the hop characteristics and neglects the malt. Finish is dominated by the hops but not particularly long. Really bitter, I think probably so bitter that it masks a lot of the flavor in the finish.

3.8
DuffLover (128) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2006
22 oz. bottle. Intense pine aroma lingers with every sip. Clear copper color with thick white head. Rich hop and pine flavor. Thick sticky palate. This beer definitely has a personality and is a good choice if you need a hop fix.

4.4
tommy8768 (120) - Litlle Compton, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 29, 2006
Bomber from Westport Beer and Wine, Westport MA. Clear copper color, What an aroma on this one-explodes with hop smell. Head is pretty much non-existent. Very bitter taste with a little sweetness. Caramel and hops dominate. One of the best beers I’ve tasted in a long time.

4.6
marvinpontiac (117) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - AUG 26, 2006
What a beer! Deep amber/orange color with a smallish off-white head. Sweeter than one would expect from an IIPA but not sugary sweet. Aroma is amzaing - tropical fruits and citrus that balance the sweetness on the tongue. In a word; superb.

4.9
bigbeersrule (113) - USA - FEB 22, 2008
Had an aged 10th on tap at Papago. The beer is still wonderfully hoppy and is quite a bit better than when it was first released now that it has had time to age. A big double IPA.

4.2
Kiapepito (110) - Port Angeles, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2006
BILL SHERWOOD BOTTLE BY WAY OF ENNISKILLEN at odeeds party. this one was really good, and i’m not a big IPA peep. very hoppy, citrisy, very smooth, with a caramel color

3.9
sistinas (108) - Mountain View, California, USA - SEP 16, 2006
22 bomber. Pours a reddish-amber color with a medium sized head. Hoppy hoppy hoppy with notes of pine and a little citrus. Taste - well, hoppy hoppy hoppy. Holy hops. There is a slight sweet malt backbone that I wish was a bit stronger to offset the hoppiness. The texture is actually really nice though - creamy and full with the exact right amount of carbonation. There’s a definite alcohol aftertaste that I’m not into though. Solid brew, though not quite as amazing as my friends told me it would be.

3.7
DoubleBubble (107) - Mescal Lakes (wherever that is), Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2008
On tap at 1702. Pours a clear amber color with almost no head. Light lacing. Aromas of sweet malts, and light hops. Smooth beer, but from my understanding it’s not as hopped up as it is when first released. Some light esters in the flavor, sweet malts, and some hops.


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