Stone 9th Anniversary Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.98/5 rDev +3.6%
1096th Review on BA
Draft to 4oz Taster
App- A caramel brown with ambers and orange intermixed. A small 1/8" head of small tan head and zero cling.
Smell- Smelled just like a BW. Big malts with a lot of citrus and very smooth aromatics.
Taste- A bit of a good mix. Malty, spicy, and very DIPA like fruits. A bit peppery.
Mouth- A good medium bodty with a medium carbonation level. A good malty and citrus residual flavor.
Drink- I enjoyed this. Strong ales are pretty hard to mess up. This one was just a touch old for me.
02-06-2012 23:02:30 | More by FosterJM
3.78/5 rDev -1.6%
Found a few of these at a bottle shop in Thousand Oaks (CA), they looked to have a lot of sediment, but I went for them anyway.
Served in a Duvel tulip from the 22oz bottle.
A – A golden orange color, getting close to cooper but not that dark. The beer was very cloudy also, but I wasn’t scared, I was more intrigued. Had a decent off white head that held its retention very well, but wasn’t lacing like other Stone beers.
S – Pine, citrus and a little grass hop smell, shocking because this beer is 6 years old and I was expecting all of the hop smells to have dissipated. There was a mild malt sent also, but also a booze smell, light a higher alcohol content beer.
T – This had a strong alcohol flavor, but doesn’t downplay the rest of what’s going on, a lot of bitterness, some citrus hops, and some floral hops. There was a very mild malt flavor, but it was overshadowed by the hops and the booziness.
M – Good carbonation, which I wasn’t surprised about. Very medium in the body.
O – I never had this fresh, heck I wasn’t even into craft beer 6 years ago. So I have nothing to compare this to. I was impressed at how much of the hop flavor is still present in this beer and it hasn’t gone the path of a barleywine. All in all I am impressed, and for calling this a Wheat IPA (read from the Stone book that’s just been released) I see nothing wheaty about this.
10-03-2011 18:08:58 | More by MrTopher
3.53/5 rDev -8.1%
22 oz. bomber picked up at Mr. Kegs, looks like Stone sent them a case, bottled 9/2005, when I was 20,
A: Pours a clear light amber with a medium frothy white head, solid retention, no real lace.
S: Aged malt character, fermented lemons and oranges, still a really lovely smell.
T: Orange and pink grapefruit from the hops. A very light malt component is still there. I can see it's close to its last legs. Tastes thin, although a nice flavour for sure.
M: Still a nice vibrant carbonation, spritzy and biting. Oily. Medium-bodied overall.
O: Having had this in 2006 I can try to make some kind of a comparison. Though listed as an ASA this is really an IPA at heart, so it's impressive that it's held up as good as it has. Unfortunately it doesn't have the malt component to make it really interesting at 6 years. If you have any bottles drink them now, I don't see them getting better.
08-18-2011 03:37:42 | More by Halcyondays
3.5/5 rDev -8.9%
Poured from 22 oz bottle into pint glass.
A: Pours a clear golden color with high carbonation producing a 2 inch white head. Some retention.
S: Pine, citrus, and grainy hops.
T: Loads of pine, citrus, and bitter grainy hops. Hint of malt...not well balanced.
M: Light feel. Soft and oily at first, then bitter and dry finish.
D: A decent brew, but certainly not up to the typical offering from Stone.
08-02-2011 00:37:36 | More by mwilbur
3.03/5 rDev -21.1%
On tap at Stone Winter Storm 2011.
A: Golden yellow with a frothy white head.
S: Sweet bready malt with candied notes. Evident oxidation with some raisin and date. Alcohol has a decent presence here.
T: Moderately sweet with a prominent bready malt profile. The sweetness has a candied flavor to it. There's a little date and raisin. No hop character to speak of. This has a lot of oxidation, which seems fine at first but it gravitates a bit too far in the direction of cardboard near the finish.
M: Medium body with lower moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is sticky and slightly syrupy.
Overall: Not one I'd drink again, but not a bad beer.
02-09-2011 03:49:11 | More by HopHead84
4.45/5 rDev +15.9%
I had a draft of this at Rattle and Hum in Manhattan's mid town. It was among the many beers I hadn't tried. Among the many unique beers at this place, I'd have to say that a keg of the 9th anniversary was the most surprising. I had to ask two or three times to make sure this is what they were serving. Anyway, it was very good and had aged quite well. Great dark color, low in carbonation with a very complex flavor, mixing the typical Stone malt and hops.
11-01-2010 22:12:03 | More by david18
3.15/5 rDev -18%
On tap at Rattle N Hum earlier tonight.
Light orange, dense white head with good retention and lace. Nose has plenty of fruity oxidation, with golden raisins, plums,candy and a little citrus. Palate has a lot of oxidation with raisins, plum,cardboard and almost fatty, rancid mouthfeel. Flabby and loose, the finish is sweet with fruity oxidation. Medium in body with moderate carbonation , this decent.
10-31-2010 08:54:58 | More by DefenCorps
3.6/5 rDev -6.3%
At Churchkey for the Stone tap takeover. Beer is golden in color but has no head, no carbonation, so of course no lacing.
Its mostly malty in the nose, minor fruit notes.
Beer is medium to light in body and no carbaontion follow up in the mouth. Its sweet with caramel but overall its really mild. This beer is a minor disappointment, I wish I could have had it fresh.
10-08-2010 18:27:07 | More by drabmuh
3.7/5 rDev -3.6%
From 10/04/10 notes. Had on tap at Churchkey for their Stone Total Tap Takeover.
a - Pours a clear golden color with
no head and little carbonation evident.
s - Smells of caramel malts, citrus, fruity malts.
t - Taste follows the nose; mostly caramel malts, sticky sweet fruit, and some citrus.
m - Medium body and low carbonation; goes down very easy.
d - A decent strong ale. It was very easy to drink and I'm glad I got to try it, but I wouldn't seek it out again.
10-06-2010 17:48:39 | More by mdfb79
3.3/5 rDev -14.1%
On tap at Churchkey.
Pours a good looking bright tangerine color with a tiy bit of a brownish hue. Thin why'd head and some lacing. Nose brings forward some sweet caramel along with a bit of citrus rind. Taste is about he same without much sticking out. I would say this is past its prime. Feel is okay with a medium body and some carbonation to carry what flavors there are. Drinks okay, but I think this one is done.
10-06-2010 11:55:49 | More by Thorpe429
3.68/5 rDev -4.2%
On-tap at Churchill's
A: The pour is a slightly hazed golden orange color with a thin white head.
S: The nose is sweet with caramel, mild grapefruit, and orange aromas along with some toffee and bready malt. The signature of a once hoppy beer...
T: The flavor has retained some of the signature Stone hop bitterness, but it is somewhat tame. The malt is now the primary flavor component, giving the beer a sweet caramel and brown sugar flavor.
M: The body is on the full side of medium with a light-to-moderate carbonation and a touch of lingering bitterness.
D: Obviously well past its prime, but still some good flavors going on here. I would have loved to try it fresh.
03-27-2010 18:09:16 | More by womencantsail
Stone 9th Anniversary Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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