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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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BDeibs

Colorado

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-14-2012 21:54:36 | More by BDeibs
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pjeagles

New Mexico

5/5  rDev +16.8%

01-05-2012 05:55:52 | More by pjeagles
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

12-30-2011 03:03:41 | More by DefenCorps
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev -15.2%

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a Stone shaker pint glass.

Beer is hazy, big white head, almost grapefruit in color, low retention, some lacing, nice looking.

Aroma is very hoppy, pine and citrus with a strong malt sweet backbone.

This is about as heavy as an IPA can get. The palate is like chewing on hop pellets soaked in malt syrup. Strong, a little dry on the finish, maxes out on the IBUs, very strong beer overall. I'd have it again but it is a sipper, couldn't go through much of this in a sitting.

12-28-2011 16:51:00 | More by drabmuh
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whartontallboy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-27-2011 22:06:04 | More by whartontallboy
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TasteTester

Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.8%

12-17-2011 02:12:35 | More by TasteTester
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rab53

Washington

5/5  rDev +16.8%

12-09-2011 04:14:37 | More by rab53
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +16.8%

12-08-2011 20:16:12 | More by Rochefort10nh
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.8%

12-05-2011 23:37:00 | More by JohneHoodlum
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BrewinHeadBanger

New York

5/5  rDev +16.8%

12-05-2011 03:17:07 | More by BrewinHeadBanger
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nmann08

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +16.8%

11-24-2011 20:03:45 | More by nmann08
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11%

11-20-2011 03:16:19 | More by brandoman63
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Jstark5150

California

5/5  rDev +16.8%

11-19-2011 06:57:47 | More by Jstark5150
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Photekut

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +16.8%

11-18-2011 22:30:35 | More by Photekut
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Travisnin

Idaho

5/5  rDev +16.8%

11-18-2011 05:18:59 | More by Travisnin
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jerz

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-18-2011 05:17:16 | More by jerz
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Brew33

Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.8%

11-17-2011 16:35:35 | More by Brew33
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Magery

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-16-2011 02:36:07 | More by Magery
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MrVonzipper

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

11-15-2011 06:40:20 | More by MrVonzipper
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Burt

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +16.8%

11-14-2011 16:08:19 | More by Burt
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kingcrowing

Vermont

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
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Thorpe429

Illinois

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
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Bmoyer0301

Pennsylvania

2.55/5  rDev -40.4%

Appearance:

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.

Smell:

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.

Taste:

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
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RichScherle

Florida

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
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wchesak

South Carolina

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
Stone 10th Anniversary IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 465 ratings.