Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 10th Anniversary IPA

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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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4.1
Bill Becker (1773) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Sep 2006 Poured from 22oz bottle a clear reddish gold with a lot of bubbles and a huge head of foam that shrinks slowly until there's a solid layer with lots of lacing. Very attractive DIPA in my glass indeed! The smell is a big hit of hops and spices with a side of malt sweetness. It leaves me shaking my head and saying, inaudibly, that this is gonna be a very tasty brew... The taste is nothing short of BIG on super bitterness from the hops *and* BIG on super caramel sweetness from the malt. I *really* can't seperate the 2 and say that one is dominant over the other and...that makes for some really tasty goodness for my palate as I'm a big fan of both really hoppy and really malty beers. And the 10% abv is merely a statistic, imho. This one is *very* drinakable. Ahh...I think Stone has done themselves proud with this 10th Anniversary IPA. And I'm *so* glad that I made the effort to get some. Damn good stuff!! Bottom line: I'd have to rank *this* one amongst the best of the style I've tried to date. See some? Get some!

3.8
markoijelena (3147) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - APR 3, 2017
Bottle 0.66l sample at Ratebeer Belgian Winter Gathering 2017 Antwerp, Belgium at Beerlovers Bar 25.02.2017. Thanks everybody for sharing great beers! Pour it clear golden color with small head. Aroma orange peel and pine. Taste pine, orange candy feel, good balanced hoppy bitter and fruity notes, medium to heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, creamy, average carbonation, long finish. Nice!

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.

3.5
JefVerstraete (3635) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2017
Bottle shared @ RBBWG 2017. Many thanks! Orange amber colour, clear. Nose of pineapple, lychee, mango. Sweet and malty IPA, light bitter finish.

2.3
Aminatchime (178) - BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2017
Geproefd @ RBBWG2017. Donker gele heldere kleur met kleine witte schuimkraag. Geur is floraal en bitter. Smaak is een en al bitter. Niet mijn ding.

3.7
kraddel (8876) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2017
Sampled at the RBBWG2017 . Thnx for sharing, everyone ! Pours rather clear, amberblonde, small white head. Smell is pine, bitter. Very full. Taste is very full, intense bitter, pine. Very full.

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!

4
Alengrin (5718) - BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2017
As Stone 10th Anniversary IPA, bomber shared at RBBWG. Irregular, snow white, thinnish but stable head over an orangey blonde, clear beer with deep, warm ’old gold’ hue. Aroma of biscuit, dried grapefruit peel, bread crust, orange zest, bitter honey, parsley, soap, glue. Fruity flavor but clean and restrained, dried mango, green banana and starfruit, some ’dim’ sourishness underneath, medium carbo, supple and bit soapy mouthfeel. Cereally and mildly biscuity malt backbone, long aromatic finish, grapefruity and floral with minerally side notes, biscuity juiciness remains for a long time afterwards, as well as something glueishly resinous. Older bottle, but held up very well; has the class, personality and dignity of all Stone IPAs.

4.2
77ships (11026) - 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.

3.6
varanid99 (1338) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2017
Golden pour with a decent white head. Boozy, piney, caramel aromas - I didn’t get a lot of fruit. Taste was similar - there is a lot of thick, sticky resiny and pine and some booze, but not much other than that - more malt driven than hop driven I thought. I reckon 10 years ago it would have been spectacular, but I just wanted.... something else...


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