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Stone 10th Anniversary IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone 10th Anniversary IPAStone 10th Anniversary IPA

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

465 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 465
Reviews: 406
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 17
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 08-19-2006)
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-08-2013 01:18:05 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

05-07-2013 23:17:37 | More by cadaugherty
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

05-02-2013 04:48:39 | More by spycow
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sublimesipping

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.8%

So, after an extended absence, this reviewer is back with another sublime beer to report on. Much anticipated release from the folks in San diego does not fail to dissappoint. An amazing beer with much to write home about.
Poured from the bottle into an oversized wine glass; the color of the beer is one of the more beautiful that I have seen in a long time, deep royal ruby red amber, nice silky glass lacing and head retention indicates freshness. Smells of herbs and hops a sophisitcated sweet smell that promises much and delivers. I would say that this is a like a beautiful belgian with a distinct character and bitterness of an IPA. The 10% alchohol makes its presence felt but it is not overpowering. the beer is super silky smooth and was a joy to drink on the back deck with an old friend(who drank Rolling rock- one of the last latrobe brewed bottles), OK. I love tis beer! It is SOPHISTICATED! with a capitol "S"! The profile of the beer changed as the bomber was killed over the afternoon, but unlike other reviewers the alcholol did not become edgey in my palate's estimation. Drinkability is slow relfective as it should for this sublime experience. A special occassion beer- say for an anniversary? I can't wait to age some of the case that I've luckily been able to get my hands on. Look for updates to this review in 2011 and 2016. Happy 10th Stone for a job continuously and righteously, need I say outrageously welldone! cheers! Thanks for the beer memories...

3 bottles into the case and my review hits 5s across the board. As my palate gets more finicky but also demands to have its a-- kicked this beer does it for me in spades. SIMPLY AMAZING!
Update 12-31/12:
Drank one of my last two bottles for the 10th new years married and now 10th new years in my house anticipation mounts as I wait to see how this aged. The verdict-
DELICiOUS! Now drinks like a barley wine amazing flavors of almond brandies Cherry and of course oak caramel and even peat wonderful way to ring in 2013 wonder what the abc now is...

01-03-2013 23:51:23 | More by sublimesipping
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rlcnmeyer

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

11-10-2012 00:00:48 | More by rlcnmeyer
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bradfordjohnson

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

09-06-2012 13:51:39 | More by bradfordjohnson
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ColbySutherland


4.75/5  rDev +11%

09-01-2012 14:35:23 | More by ColbySutherland
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beerpadawan

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-27-2012 14:40:02 | More by beerpadawan
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +11%

This brew was served from the tap at Rattle N’ Hum in New York, NY. The brew arrived in a stemless chalice, glowing a golden red/brown. It held a one finger bubbly tan head of tight, tiny bubbles. This showed great retention, leaving thick sheets of lacing around the glass. Carbonation appeared lighter, and while there was a thick haze, no sediment was noted. The nose was sickly sweet with sugary hops. There was nectary syrup of peach and grapefruit flesh, sweet honey mustard, pale sweeter malts, and a musky, woody aged cheddar cheese with warmth. Our first impression was that this is just sensational. As we sipped, juicy, sweet grapefruit hops crash in, making the mouth water more with each sip. The malts were chalky, pale, drying, and puckering. The middle was sweet to the peak, with huge sweet grapefruit and floral hops. The malts deepened, became more caramel, and sweeter. The finish was of tart, candy sweetness, full nuttiness of cashews, and more of those rapturous hops. The aftertaste breathed of plastic phenols, hollow booze, of soft bittering aromatic hops, spicy hops, black pepper, and a final yeasty twang. The body was full, and the carbonation was soft. Each sip was silky smooth, with beautiful slurp, cream, and froth. The mouth was coated with that same velvety froth which eventually dried the palate a bit. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank fantastically.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the incredibly smooth flavoring. Our mouths were watering with luscious, juicy hops. The aromatics played into this, completing the package. Additionally, the feel was soft and coating, yet assertive and powerful. With too much warmth the booziness that is otherwise well hidden comes out in numbers, and can overwhelm the palate. Just keep it at that right temperature, just slightly below cellar temperature, and you’re in for the ride of your life.

08-23-2012 12:52:20 | More by TheBrewo
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Focusf111

Vermont

4/5  rDev -6.5%

08-18-2012 18:43:58 | More by Focusf111
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Nickfellow007

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +16.8%

08-14-2012 20:36:14 | More by Nickfellow007
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ferrari29

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11%

08-03-2012 18:59:09 | More by ferrari29
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azdback

Arizona

4.6/5  rDev +7.5%

Poured into a Stone Imperial glass. Dark copper color, very clear in appearance. Quite a lot of tiny carbonation bubbles lead to a small one finger head that is just a tad bit darker than sea foam in color and creamy in appearance. The six years this has sat in the bottle has done nothing to the appearance. Very nice.

Smell is ultra sweet. Much like a Barleywine, caramelized sugar, light molasses or kayro syrup, some vanilla and lots of booze.

Taste is just fantastic. Creamy sweet caramel syrup vanilla notes, some bitterness and a bit of alcohol burn. I think the bitterness I am detecting could be some oxidation but I'm not refined in tasting this old of a beer.

Mouth is just fantastic. Smooth and creamy, carbonation is right on. The finish is very long and wet but not super mouth coating witch is nice.

Overall I must first thank t0rin0 for this bottle. He answered an ISO and wanted nothing in return. I did, of course, send him a box but he wanted nothing. To the beer... For this being as old as it is it drank fantastic!! Much more like a Barleywine than a DIPA but that is to be expected. I am glad I chose to celebrate IPA day 2012 with this!! Grab one if you can.

08-03-2012 05:08:01 | More by azdback
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xmorgan

California

5/5  rDev +16.8%

Thank you stone for being the pallet assassin!

I love big bold beers, unless I want to get something done.

A.: clouding copper

S: big fruity hints and grapefruit.

T: MMM Hops alcohol and butterscotch.

F: good annihilate all other flavors in your mouth feeling. Like you could chew raw garlic and teach a virgin how to kiss after drinking this. The Stone experience is what other tastes can we knock out of your fead.

Yes, Love it, by it and be at home, with not were to go and hit this beer. It is so aggressive, You must take a preemptive strikeQ@

07-29-2012 11:24:51 | More by xmorgan
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Cheezus

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +16.8%

07-27-2012 03:48:26 | More by Cheezus
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +11%

07-19-2012 02:08:32 | More by mendvicdog
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Dimzy


4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-22-2012 14:14:13 | More by Dimzy
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joewsorenson


4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-13-2012 01:39:08 | More by joewsorenson
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ScottyC54

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-17-2012 16:57:37 | More by ScottyC54
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keanlacrosse

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-02-2012 02:38:49 | More by keanlacrosse
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

02-19-2012 03:23:05 | More by jfcaa193
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bearisprime

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-08-2012 22:43:46 | More by bearisprime
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Cistem

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-06-2012 01:18:39 | More by Cistem
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likeemdark

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-27-2012 12:42:42 | More by likeemdark
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djaeon

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-22-2012 23:34:41 | More by djaeon
Stone 10th Anniversary IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 465 ratings.