Stone 9th Anniversary Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 250 | Reviews: 218 | Display Reviews Only:
4.08/5 rDev +6.3%
On tap at Lucky Baldwins in Pasadena, CA.
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.
09-22-2012 03:34:08 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.2/5 rDev -16.7%
Had this one a long, long time. Figure I may as well drink it on a hot summer day.
Golden body. Finger of creamy white head.
Nose is a bit stale. Over-sweet malt and hops that once were...
Flavor is still pretty good. Strong but smooth. Marshmallow malt, light citrus, a little spiciness. Interesting blend of flavors.
Mouthfeel is solid, slick, low to moderate carb.
Overall, this is still a solid strong ale. I know that Stone was going for something lighter than their usual anniversary IPA with this one. They succeeded, but I wish I knew what it tasted like when fresh.
08-03-2012 22:41:12 | More by ghostwalker
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
Stone 9th Anniversary Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.