Stone 7th Anniversary Ale

 
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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
TheBeerGod (6209) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2004
Thanks to argo0 for this! Copper body with small tan head. Nose is malt and a piney hop mix. Some sweetness is definitely there but is complimented by the hops. WOW! Very hoppy body. Some maple syrup notes in there as well. Seems like a sweeter Ruination IPA to me. Finish has very little bitterness, surprisingly enough. Rather smooth though. Very good beer. Recommended!

3.5
jgb9348 (6198) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2003
Copper colour with a thin white head. Strong hoppy aroma with a bit of alcohol and some pears. Medium to Heavy-bodied; Sweet taste with a mild fruit flavour and some complex spiceyness noticeable. Overall, decent but really not the best APA i've had. I had this bottle at the Winter Party at Oakes' place in Toronto, Canada on 05-December-2003. Many thanks go out to KimChee for bringing this one to the party as it turned out to be one of the best from the show!

3.8
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2004 Pretty clear dark amber robe with a generous off-white head, very sticky to the glass. After one sniff: "We've got a winner of the day!". The nose is more reminiscent of an IPA, hops are certainly there, reminding of oranges, but what manages to impress here is the BIG caramelic malt presence. The Body is full, round, almost visquous with above average carbonation. I found it to have not only a definite hop character (while it's an attack, it's not overly agressive in its bitter) but also an algae feeling. The malt plays games with the tongues, one minute it's honey, the other it's maple. Chewy! Thank you Jazz88 !

3.3
thedm (6147) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Fort Wayne event. The fourth brew of the day. This brew poured a small head of finely sized mostly lasting light brown colored bubbles that left behind a hazy light brown colored semi-hazy body. The aroma was a medium strength hoppy one and its mouthfeel was tingly from the hops. The flavor was also all hops and some spice.

3.9
dwyerpg (6076) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Has an interesting mix of that old-ale aroma with hops, but okay. Taste has some bite throughout, but not too much. Definitely mellowing (or so I’m told) but still pleasant enough for me.

4.2
notalush (5867) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Copper in color, with a decent lacing - sweet citrus aroma - malts and hops in wonderful abundance - big time grapefruit and other citrus flavors (I swear I can see pulp in this beer) - highly sweet at first, but the hops swell up out of the maltiness to dominate the toasty finish - great stuff.

3.4
JohnnyJ (5545) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Pours a golden amber color. Caramel, sweet malt, bitter hops, and hints of fruit and citrus. It’s alright.

4
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Cloudy golden brown with no head. Grainy cereal and citrus aroma. Good tangy citrus taste with an alcoholic warmth to the finish.

3.2
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle Shared By EDA, thank you Mike. Pours a honey orange body with a thin white head. Oxidation, tobacco, paper and moth. Plumy with a hint of fruit esters.

4
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 21, 2003
Pellucid ruby with hints of golden orange on the sides. Beautiful color with large puffy head. A pungent floral hop aroma, not that musky hop that you sometimes get. A fragrant citrusy, piney aroma, yummy. Initially bitter but mellows into a dry sweet tribute to hops. Dry and bitter with an aftertaste than calls for more. A fabulous APA, one of the best, very fresh and yummy, this reminds me of how hoppy SNPA was when it first came out but a more modern take on the style. Give it to stone for this one and props to dmwhal for this fine specimine


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