Stone 13th Anniversary Ale

 
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RATINGS: 754   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (12552) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 20, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2010 [9/5/09] Bottle sample during LCRBM at Kulminator in Antwerp. Clear dep reddish-brown. Aroma of floral, citrusy and piney hops. Flavor starts a bit sweet with some slightly cookie-ish malt, and contiues bitter and resinous. Medium-full body.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (12297) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2009
@Richmond Gathering 9-courtesy Fadra (sp?)-22oz bottle-pours a tan head that laces and deep copper color. Aroma is pine, sweet medium malt. Taste is pine with some bite, sweet medium malt. OK carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12274) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 17, 2010
Bottle, bought Systembolaget, Malm.
Pours brown, holding it up in the light, it gets a lovely dark red colour. Relatively large creamy to frothy, beige head. Good duration. Aroma is pleasantly hoppy, fruity, peach, grapefruit. Fine chocolate and roasted malts background. Medium carbonation, lovely dryness and fine creaminess. Flavour is rather vinious at first, lots of mild roasted malts, dark chocolate. Heavy dry bitterness in the end. Good piney, light citric, good peach. There is a slight hint of a metallic edge in the dry and warming aftertaste that detracts a bit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11888) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2009
22oz bottle. Poured a deep reddish brown color with a very large sized off white head. Aromas of pine, floral hoppiness, caramel, and citrus. Tastes of caramel, toffee, pine, citrus, floral, with some toasted nuttiness. Medium alcohol burn in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (11818) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2011
On tap at Big 10 pub in Madison. Nice dark brown beer with a small head. Smells like hops. A little bit of sweetness too. Taste like hops, hops, and more hops malt is slightly there but not much. Decent mouthfeel though its pretty strong and not the most drinkable brew. Another solid hoppy beer from Stone.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11514) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2010
The bottle asks you to drink it young, so here we go. A little bit of several styles. Hops up front, citrus c, piney. Also a little roasted barleywine imperial stoutish. A little yeasty, like a Belgian IPA. Neither style overwhelms, it is a great beverage accompaniment with supper as different tastes predominate with each course. Darkish colour with generous head.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (11042) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2010
650 ml bottle. From Malm, Sweden.
Dark red colour with small off-white head. Dark hoppy aroma, very Stone like. Dark dry hoppy very bitter flavour with dark chocolate, resin and grapefruit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10920) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Hopheads rejoice!! Pours a nice dark brown/red color. Small head. Aroma is hoppy as hell! Floral and citrus hops. Lots of grass too. Big beer. Hops bite you throughout the beer but there is just enough malt to make this a real treat. Stone does it right...yet again!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009

Name: 13th Anniversary Red Ale
Date: June 30, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: dark red, fine beige head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: huge sweet piney aroma, lots of citrus, breadyness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: big sweet malt flavor, caramel sweetness, plenty of sweet pine, touch of yeasty bread, juicy grapefruit rind leaves a lingering earthy bitterness
Overall: juicy fruit red ale

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***+/4

Date: July 10, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip
Appearance: clear dark red, fine beige head, sudsy lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, lots of earthy hops, touch of peppery alcohol
Flavor: rich sweet dark caramel flavor, lots of earthy hops, hot caramel with a peppery character

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

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (10768) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2010
"big hop-bomb aroma right when i opened the bottle. i knew this was easily Stones hoppiest beer coming in, and being that they are my favorite brewer, expectations were sky high. the aroma was fresh hops with a nice sweet malty balance. the color was darker than i expected (slightly darker than OB Gordon) whch is my closest point of comparison. An imperial red all the way. Big body and a huge (surprisingly so) malt flavor to equal the massive hops. great tasty brew all the way around. at least Gordons equal. More blanced and complex."


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