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Stone 9th Anniversary Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

Stone 9th Anniversary AleStone 9th Anniversary Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

248 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 248
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%


Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-29-2005)
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Reviews by dauss:
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dauss

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: Standard 22oz silk screened bomber. On the back is a blurb that I can't understand, because because it uses many words that aren't used in the US or in the English language on a daily basis. With the help of a dictionary, I was able to understand it.

Appearance : A large white head sits atop a very cloudy golden beer. Head retention is a bit weak.

Smell: Definitely lots of hops, citrusy, with a caramely nose with hints of toffee. It sorta smells like a barley wine. In the background you can smell the 7.8% ABV that lurks within.

Taste: A medium body with a load of citrusy hop flavors with a yeast nuttiness and a long lasting and strong bitterness in the finish.. It has this creamyness about it. The overall malt base is plain, and is hard to describe. Many of the beers I've had was easy to describe, but this one is has many things going on, and hard to pin point all the subtle flavors. Its like a wheat IPA.

Notes: Loaded with hoppy goodness, though as for the style of the beer, I'm not sure what to think. With all that alcohol and hops it should be like an IPA, yet its not. Its not quite an old ale either. This one is just a mystery to me.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2006 03:40:42 | More by dauss
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Pours a hazy light orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and some slight perfume-like aromas. Taste is much the same with a brown sugar flavor as well. There is a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Golden body. Finger of creamy white head.

Nose is a bit stale. Over-sweet malt and hops that once were...

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Stone 9th Anniversary Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.