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RATINGS: 628   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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
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 its not as hopped up as it is when first released. Some light esters in the flavor, sweet malts, and some hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rybowen (105) - Los Angeles 90039, California, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Nice color, beautiful tawny amber. Big, sweet beer with plenty of alcohol. In fact, alcohol and boozy aftertaste is the dominant non-hop flavor. Just the way I like it. Bitter, hoppy flavor with resiny citrusy notes and good aroma. Excellent, another home run for Stone. Dont drink more than one, Im warning you...

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2007
Deep copper color with off white head. Aroma malty with hop balance. Balance completely lost in flavor; overly sweet with no real complexity to the malt. Hops didnt stand up to this sweetness. Another example of a "candied" double IPA that is just "more" without consideration to the flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Amber color with strong fruit/pine aroma. Kind of sweeter than the average ipa, definite fruit flavors are present. Still has good amount of hops though with a nice roasty finish. Nice and full. Thick on the palate but not over the top. Nice "Big" IPA as the last person wrote. Excellent job, perfect for a 10th anniversary

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hammerbeck (101) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Ridiculously hopped, this aint a beer for the faint of heart. But it is not undrinkably bitter like Stones double bastard. Doubtless, this is an IPA with lots of hop. I could taste every speck of hop the brewers added at every stage. Lovely.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sisyphus12 (99) - Belmont, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2006
Woah! I should never count out those folks at stone brewing. This is a seriously good beer! The aroma is abundant with citrus, pine and is that peach, passion fruit, honeydew, I have no idea what the hell it actually is but its damn enticing! The pour is a classic golden IPA pour that appears sappy but is much more dry to the taste. The palate is a thick body with soft, long, and bitter in texture...sounds like Im describing a porno but Im not. This is just one of the best reasonably priced imperial IPAs Ive ever tasted. Bravo!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TopherDrinks (96) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2007
Bottle shared with a buddy of mine from Halftime in Poughkeespsie, NY. Thanks Justin! Pours amber brown with a small head that dissipates quickly. Nose is phenomenal! Whole hop flowers, caramel malt, candied fruits, sweet, sweet, and sweet! Flavor is bready malts, cirtus candy hops, caramel, with a malty and buttery background. One year did this brew good. Complex yet perfectly balanced. Creamy mouthfeel and just the right amount of carbonation. Its quite obvious there was once a hop bite but that has mellowed out. Thuroughly satisfied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StoutCat (89) - North Laurel, Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Aroma of sweet fruit and light citrus notes. Appears an orange-light brown with a head that maintains nice lacing well into the beer. Immediate citrus taste, sweet medium-thickness in the body and only a small bit of bitter-hop taste at the end. Very nice brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
luiss (89) - Elmsford, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Bottle- This brew was great! Taste just like it came out fresh from the brewery. Smell is very piny, citrousy, spiced, and herbal. Taste is thick with a oaky spiced hoped flavor to it. Very well maintained with a relaxing earthy taste to it that goes down smoothly the lacing is as soapy as it gets. Leaves a taste in your mouth with a mix of bay leaves and chammomile tea with a dry finish that is not to hoppy but very malty and fresh.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Praetorian (86) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Amber in color with a small, off white head with minimal lacing. The aroma is of citrus and fruits. The flavor is very hoppy and fruity with a note of caramel. Bitter throughout. The texture is syrupy. I’d say its a very good IPA, very enjoyable: I like this beer =)


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