Stone 7th Anniversary Ale

 
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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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A Super Special Pale Ale. Amber-ish/dark orange color, quite hoppy with a fruity aroma and upfront flavor. There is a hop-bitterness sting on the tongue at first with noticeable malt reminiscent of a sweet pastry, more fruity hop flavors linger and blend into a toasty-malty balance that comes through in the finish. This full bodied ale is placed nicely on the high side of the scale.

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4.1
MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2003
Viscosity and girth transmitted even to the nose hairs, the sweet honey caramalt portrays the wealth of a plentiful kingdom...Fat, resinous oranges dressed in gorgeous almond skins, sipping on a Peach Schnapps'...If King Kong wanted a pale ale, I'd give him this one...

2.8
JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
Bottle shared by eyedrinkale at "Drink for Charity" event at Rattle N Hum. Deep amber beer with a lot of chewy sweetness. Some sweet fruitiness and some heavy, almost clunky malty sweetness. More stickiness on the back. Still isn’t all that good.

3.6
3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2005 Clear amber orange. Musty hopped caramel aroma. Thicker than most which are comparable. Caramel and honey hops with a big syrupy malt presence.

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bb (9311) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Bottle. Rich amber color with little head. Caramel flavors. Big hop flavors with a good malt presence. Warming presence from the alcohol. Lingering taste of grapefruit. A tad too much malt for the hops, but its a good beer and would be better in coolor weather.

3.6
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Mmmm, Mmmm Good. This is one tasty beer. 22 oz bottle from Fine Wines & Cigars - Redmond, WA. Pours out light copper in color. The aroma is a bit on the mild side with citrus-fruity hops with a certain touch of spice. The taste is a nice mix of hop flavor, malt, hop bitterness and hint of some sort of un-knowable spice. Very nice, making this a refreshing and drinkable ale.

3.7
radagast83 (8074) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2009
22 oz bottle. Consumed 09/11/09. Aroma is still pretty malty, hop aroma is almost non-existent. Pours a slightly cloudy orange color with no real head to it. Still has a pretty decent amount of carbonation. I will rate it *slightly* higher than I probably would have - mostly due to any inconsistencies existing partially due to the age of the beer. But I can certainly see its strengths.

3.9
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
On tap. Pours with a small, off-white head covering a hazy amber body. aroma of hops, fruits, sweet berries and caramel. Taste is caramel, hops, some coconut, and a touch of diacetyl butteriness. Mouthfeel is heavy and thick.

3.3
FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2008
From old tasting notes back when this one was fresh. Sampled from a 22 oz bottle this beer poured a dark amber color with a large tan head. The aroma was strong sweetish fruity hops. The flavor was all about the fruity hops but with an underlying harshness that put me off a bit. Very one dimensional and this one did not really stand out to me.

3.5
Ernest (7698) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2003
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium amber. Aroma is moderately hoppy (flowers, grapefruit, resin), moderately malty (caramel, cookie), with notes of apricot and peach. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Pleasant enough, but becomes a bit sticky and fatiguing as you work your way through the bottle. Aroma is nice but nothing special.

3.4
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Bomber. Poured slightly hazy medium orange with a dusting of eggshell head. The aroma picked up deeper grapefruit meat and semi-sweet caramel surrounded by floral and piney notes.. still bright and engaging. The flavor found grainy, toasted caramel and grapefruit meat at the core with earthy and citrus bitterness surrounding.. the finish left some grainy grapefruit sugars and just a splash of warmth. Medium-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. broken down a little bit, leaving a grainy impression on the finish.. decent flow.


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