Stone 10th Anniversary IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.23/5 rDev -24.5%
22oz bomber poured into a Duvel tulip.
Pours a hazy murky brown with a very small light brown head, no lacing but. Not flat. Nose is oxidized, boozy, almost like bourbon but there's none, odd...
Taste is still quite bitter, earthy and chewy, booze is still strong given the age. Mouthfeel is crisp and quite sweet. Overall pretty acceptable.
11-11-2011 23:03:18 | More by kingcrowing
3.9/5 rDev -8.9%
Served in a tulip.
Pours a nice copper color with a small white head that diminishes pretty quickly. A bit murky. Average lacing. The nose brings forward a pretty heavy amount of bread, brown sugar, and caramel. A bit nutty as well. A bit doughy. The flavor continues on this path with a really nice amount of brown-sugar sweetness as well as light dark fruits and a bit of sherry character, likely from oxidation. Flavor is fairly lasting and the moderate sweetness carries things through nicely. Bitterness is light at this point, though still there. Medium body. This has really moved toward an english barleywine and it was quite enjoyable.
05-15-2011 12:00:08 | More by Thorpe429
2.55/5 rDev -40.4%
Another great extra from my buddy Greg, although I'm afraid this might be way past its prime. I popped the cap and was not surprised to only hear a slight hiss. I poured into my DFH snifter straight on and was left with a very thin and spotty tan colored head. When I hold it up to the light it appears muddy and murky like old pond water. Deep copper brown with some yeast chunks lingering around, with no light passing through. Viscosity is fairly thick for its age.
Right off the start loads of caramel, brown sugar, some wet cardboard, papery aroma. Faded muted hops, earthy undertones with some slight garlic and onion notes.
Pretty thin, muddy, onions, brown sugar, some raisins with no real hop presence. Like a weak poorly made barleywine. Honey, slightly sugary quickly tangy finish. As I predicted was past its time but still fun to try and see the aging on this.
01-08-2011 17:31:48 | More by Bmoyer0301
4.9/5 rDev +14.5%
Exceptional on all fronts.
Appearance - Beautiful gold/pale with lots of floaties. Wonderful dense and frothy head.
Nose - deliciously hoppy nose! As soon as i popped the cap you could smell the citrusy hops. Mind blowingly intense nose.
Taste - Fascinating! Very bright and fresh malty notes combine with an aggressive tropical hop profile. Some tropical fruit notes - possibly pineapple with some passion fruit? The brightness of this beer is wonderful. Really glides across the palette and sparks the wonder factor hugely. Malty notes are sparkly and refreshing with a bitter finish that is very refined and appreciated.
mouthfeel - exceptional. perfect mouthfeel - bright and hoppy with a fullbodied but not cloying in any way.
drinkability - excellent. potent brew though.
conclusion: one of the most exceptional IPAs i've had the pleasure of drinking. Absolutely spot on for the style and my favorite of all the stone brews. Three thumbs up!
12-15-2010 21:38:24 | More by RichScherle
4.18/5 rDev -2.3%
poured into allagash chalice
Beer pours a ruby copper color with an off white/buttermilk colored head, about a fingers worth. About halfway through the head is gone, almost looks like i have poured some bourbon in my chalice.
The hops have definitely lasted much longer than expected, however they are not taking a leading role like they would have earlier in the life of this beer. It is more sweet, resiny like a chocolate covered hop or chocolate covered pineapple upside down cake.
The hop in the taste comes through differently, more medicinal and piney. The malt is a bakers/bittersweet chocolate that is rather intense. The last half of the glass is full of settled dregs. The consistency of a watery chocolate milk.
Overall glad to get a hold of a bottle even if its almost 4 years old. Paired it with homemade tandoori chicken, basmati rice, and naan. Good stuff.
06-30-2010 00:09:29 | More by wchesak
4.1/5 rDev -4.2%
Pours a hazy amber with small light brown head that dissipates rather quickly.
Aroma is sweet, honey, apricots. Very pungeant.
Taste is sweet, piney hops, medicinal, light malts and citrus.
Mouthfeel is medium+, lightly cleansing. Smooth.
Overall, good brew. Drinkable. Nice complexity. Definitely not a typical IPA.
04-25-2010 03:39:15 | More by atigerlife
4.2/5 rDev -1.9%
Got this from an internet ordering website just for the heck of it. It has been aged for a while so it will have lost most of what makes it good (probably) but what the hell.
A-the color is a deep redish copper color, extremely hazy, with a thick two full fingers of an off white head that lingers for about a minute and leaves huge lacing on the glass. i couldn't ask for any more.
S-as expected, not much hops. huge notes of sweet malts with caramel and lots of caramilzed brown sugar. there is some resinous taste to this with hint of citrus hops at the very end but they are faint
T-again, the hops have faded, bit sweet malts, this is more like an american barley wine and i think i'll rate accordingly (as it is an aged high abv beer). the sweet malts are the same, lots of brown sugar, some sweet caramel, and hints of citrus towards the finish. there is also some notes of oxidation at the back
M-almost a full body, extremely syrupy, still lots of carbonation but very smooth.
D-its still pretty solid even after all this time. just no hop presense and i'm going to look at past reviews, but i'm assuming (being a stone imperial ipa) that it was a hop bomb!) cheers and this was fun!
01-16-2010 00:21:47 | More by cpetrone84
4.1/5 rDev -4.2%
From the 3 of the anniversary brews i've tried 8,9,10,this is the best one.Had this one in a bomber at the Peach.This is the most drinkable of the 3.All the Stone stuff smashes ur face but this one is a treat has a citrus bite to it first off but easy on the finish,malts present,great carbination, not enough to kill the fish just right..Two thumbs up..Beckons from the glass a golden amber with a foamy, bready off white head. The aroma is very hoppy, bready, and some floral notes. From the first sip I knew for sure buying a swing top 3L 3 years late was not a bad call by any means. Tons of hops still punch through this baby, lots of floral and citrus accompanied by a distinct biscuit/bready flavor that produces a hint of staleness but not enough to negate the hop deliciousness. A very sweet taste overall, maybe some honey. .
12-29-2009 03:14:59 | More by hrking
4.03/5 rDev -5.8%
Poured 22oz bomber into a 22oz beer glass. Beer has been aged in the fridge for the past 3 years.
A - A clean pour into my glass with a good finger of tan head that dissipates in the glass leaving a nice cover of lacing. There is a lot of carbonation and foam for a 3+ year old beer. The color of the beer is dark copper and the beer is exceptionally clear for an aged DIPA.
S - The smell is spicy with a strong malt presence. There is a strong toasted malt, caramel and burnt sugar flavor of this beer. As for a high powered hop presence it is not there. There is a hint of pine and citrusy hops but the malt is the clear winner here.
T - Strong hop presence and bitterness on the front end which segues quite nicely into a spicy caramel malt flavor that finishes with a fruity kick to it. The alcohol is well hidden in this beer. The beer tends to grab more flavor as it warms up a bit.
M - This is a medium bodied beer that has moderate carbonation on board. The beer starts with a bite but finishes very smooth and somewhat dry. Slight feel of warming alcohol on the back end but not overwhelming.
D - Very drinkable and well aged after 3+ years. The alcohol is extremely well hidden but does catch up to you after you finish the entire 22oz. This is a nice beer that seems to be off the beaten path compared to your traditional DIPA offerings. I would definitely drink it again.
12-21-2009 17:14:16 | More by racer2k
4.1/5 rDev -4.2%
Thanks to t0rin0 for providing me with a bottle of this. I hadn't tried it before, and this has basically become a pretty decent barlewyine, from all accounts.
A: The pour is a dark amber color with an off-white head that leaves some great lacing.
S: The smell is pretty much your typical barleywine: toffee, brown sugar, caramel. While the hops that were certainly the focal point of this beer at one time have long since faded, there is still a very nice citrus aroma.
T: The flavors follow the nose fairly closely, however they are a bit muted. The caramel, toffee, and sugar are certainly there, along with a noticeable about of alcohol. Any hop flavors that are left are mostly covered up by the sweetness, except for a mild bitterness on the finish.
M: The body is full and the carbonation is actually surprisingly lively, even if it is a bit on the light side.
D: Like any sweet, 10% ABV beer, there's only so much "drinkability" to it. I am actually somewhat of a fan of this beer in its current state, however I can only imagine how delicious it would have been fresh.
12-09-2009 04:22:28 | More by womencantsail
Stone 10th Anniversary IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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