Stone 13th Anniversary Ale

 
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RATINGS: 746   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Stone 13th Anniversary Ale pours brilliant deep red with a light tan foam. Up front, the aroma is all piney, resinous and citrus hops. Upon tasting, the hops are still on the front, and they are balanced with the malty, toffee like flavors contributed from the blend of crystal and amber malts used in the brewhouse. The finish is deliciously bitter, with a touch of warmth provided by the 9.5% alcohol. Bitterness comes in at 90+ IBU.

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3.8
Rasmus40 (21689) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 10, 2012
2009 vintage. Hazy brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and rather hoppy - old hops. Flavor is quite sweet and very bitter. Dry and very bitter finish. 100412

4.3
fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2010
2010-02-19, bottle from Systembolaget, 9-5-8-5-16=43
Dark color; huge head, thick and persistent, with beautiful lace. Old school aroma, straight but solid, perfumy and resiny hops, and caramel; also sweaty hop cones. The flavor is based on the caramel, without much residual sweetness; the hopping, resiny and piney, is powerful and satisfactory; it has an average body strength and a pleasant final warmth due to the alcohol.
Excellent. It should have more body to aspire to higher peaks.

2009-10-18, draught at Ginger Man, NYC, 9-5-8-5-16=43
Dark amber color, reddish. Mature and cheesy aroma, captivating. Strong body, strong caramel flavor, just some sweetness but not too much, alcohol warmth (actually pleasant). Strong bitterness, some resins in the palate. In the end it reminds me amaro (digestive liquor). Very good.

3.8
saxo (19248) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 10, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are bitter hops, burnt caramel, fruits and malt.

4
mcberko (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2011
22 oz. bottle, sent from Glouglouburp, pours dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel malts and citrusy hops. Flavour of molasses, dark fruits, caramel malts, with a nice balance of hops. Delicious.

3.8
chrisv10 (18211) - DENMARK - APR 10, 2012
Bottle, 9.5%. Hazy very dark amber with medium beige head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel and hops. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, hops, pine, little citrus, medium sweet and bitter.

3.5
TBone (17990) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2010
Bottled (BB 06/2010)
Clear dark ruby color, small tan head. Sticky cut grass hoppyness and dry yeast. Citrusy hoppy, bready malts, licorice and alcohol. Aftertaste is pleasant, but I don’t like sharp hoppyness in this beer.

4
yngwie (17168) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 5, 2010
Bottle, 22oz. It’s a reddish brown beer, clear, and topped by a two-finger off-white head leaving curtains. Wonderful piney hops, fluor, resin and beef-stocky sweet malts. Hops dominates the flavor too, with sweet, beefstock-like malts doing the groundwork. Full-bodied, almost astringently bitter, and slightly sticky form the sweetness. Lasting, bitter finish. My favorite teenager so far. 091107

3.5
jtclockwork (17070) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Bottle shared by Jcwattsrugger. Pours dark brown with tan head. Rubbing alcohol on the nose with licorice, rotting wood and vanilla. Taste is licorice, alcohol, chocolate and dark cherry. Slightly past its prime.

4.1
brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
A: The color is more brown than anything, but it does have a definite reddish tint. Not much head, but off-white in color, and excellent lacing. S: Hops, a lot of them. Tons of citrus, and it just smells bitter. A few extra sniffs gives a bit of a malt finish to the nose. T: A lot more balanced than the scent would indicate. Of course, there are tons of hops in this bad boy, lots of citrus (again) and bitterness on the front with a nice smooth, malty finish. A bit of lingering bitterness and a bit of heat. M: Full bodied, not much carbonation. D: Despite the hoppiness and high ABV, it’s quite drinkable. Not something you could drink all day, but very tasty.

4.1
bhensonb (15603) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Pours a dark reddish copper with a three-finger tan head. Lots of citrus and floral hops. Near full bodied with lots of soft carbonation. Flavor is smooth roast, almost brown, malt with a lot of citrus and resin bitter. Quite malty, but there’s a lot of hop bitter to balance. And I think it is balanced. Finishes bitter with detectable heat.


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