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

470 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 470
Reviews: 409
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 16
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: Todd on 08-19-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Photo of far333
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served at cellar temperature in a half liter pilsner glass.

Pours copper-colored liquid with a swirling mass of fine bubbles rising up in circles to the top of the glass, leaving a two inch cap of orangey-beige foam with an eneven lunar surface of craters and peaks. The head recedes slowly with long legs of lace reaching toward the rim.

Fine aroma of citrus hops and candy malt, some bubble gum and candy and a bit of vanilla.

Complex flavor of honey and cinnamon, puckery resinous hops with hints of ripe grapefruit and wildflower, grainy candy sugar and ripe green apple. Surprisingly small hint of the power that lurks within.

Mouthfeel is a little slick and syrupy upfront, but delivers a fine alcohol tingle over the tongue, finishes with a little carbonation fizz and leaves a slight burn in the back of the throat.

Awesome beer, thanks to BeerRun13 for throwing this into a recent trade.

Photo of DogFood11
4.87/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I don't know how I possibly could have gotten this any fresher than I did. Fresh off the dolly as it entered the beverage wharehouse and cold. 20 cases rolled in, 19 were left standing. Pours a perfect, shiney copper with a seafoam type, loose head that leaves sliding cover all the way down.

Hoppy nose for sure. Comes across more balanced in the taste and is done very well. A darker candied feel to the malts, caramel comes to mind. Citrusy, Orange, mild spiceyness. Some American Stong Ale characteristics in the malt balance. Peppery in the aftertaste. In short, this brew has a little bit of everything: Silky smooth mouthfeel that later shreds at ya and clamps down. Citrusy, Spicey hops that battle with a rather large malt bill and the alcohol splash is pleasing? Yes sir, please open another.

Notes: Incredibly complex.

Photo of brewandbbq
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear copper with reddish hues, beige, tight head of a half inch height.
The foam dissapates quickly to reveal a skim coat on the surface of small to medium orbs of carbonation.
Nose is pungent and floral.
Very tropical in nature with mossy pine notes in the back.
Pears, peaches, nectarines, pineapple, and spruce sap.
Malt is subdued and aromatics finish with warming alcohols and more fruit.
Body is on the thick side of medium- sticky, sappy, and slightly chewy.
Pallet is massively bitter and alcoholic.
Pineyness is in the forefront now, with the fruit backing it up.
Neither the pine nor fruit are a match for the alcohol sting that is ...10%? Drinks bigger.
Malt is light enough to put the 10th anniversary spot on in the IIPA category, and pulls off some crispness despite the massive grain bill.

A huge, unapolagetic, hop and alcohol attack to the senses.
Big karma goes out a fellow BFD'er in San Marcos.

Photo of HalfFull
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in a pint glass.

Pours a dark amber red in color with off white lacing that doesn't hold, head dissipates relatively quickly.

Smells of coriander, grapefruit and pine, very hoppy on the nose.

Tastes fruit forward but this is quickly overtaken with a slightly sweet malty finish.

Interestingly complex beer with a great feel, I'm still chewing on it in fact. Good drinkability matches its hop/malt makeup.

This beer is apparently about 18 months old, released from Stone's cellar. I hadn't had the opportunity to taste it near its original release date.

Photo of TheBrewo
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of bonbini26
4.07/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ the rattle n hum 05-27-09

There were about 14 stone beers on tap at the time from there Stone event and this was one of them. I was excited to see this on tap remembering how good it was when it 1st come out and was interested to see how 2 + years later it held up.

Pours a hazy dark orange with about a two finger white head, a lot of lacing on the way down. The nose is a fruit explosion of tropical ones, pineapple, orange, mango, grapefruit, some alcohol, oak. The taste is of peppery hops, high alcohol malt, very complex in flavor, caramel malts and sweet fruits mix togetherThe mouthfeel is thick, hot with alcohol, malty, hop bitterness is still there but no where what i remember it being when i had this 2 years back. A boozy finish and high alcohol content makes this one a sipper

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From notes. 22oz bomber. Pours a copper orange hue that's quite dark. A nice half inch of light tan head on top as well. Looks great in the glass with good clarity. Aromas burst out of the glass with an onslaught of thick hop oil fumes. Pine aromas intertwine with massive citric/tropical notes. I get a big pineapple/mango aroma off this brew. Smooth caramel malts underneath. Quite simply a beautiful, enticing aroma that makes it hard for me to put my glass down.

First sip brings a rush of hop oils right off the bat along with a velvety smooth caramel maltiness. A superb hop profile with a mix of pine resin and vibrant tropical, citrus flavors. A touch of pineapple surfaces again. Flows down with a touch of alcohol and a big, bold bitterness that is to be expected. A massively tasty brew that brings the hops without remorse. Yum.

Mouthfeel is big and very smooth & creamy with just enough carbonation. The big alcohol is very well masked, making this one hell of a tasty, drinkable DIPA. I really wish I had more of this and I will keep my fingers crossed that this gets brewed again someday. One of the best DIPA's to cross my lips.

Photo of mentor
3.65/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a full two finger dirty tan head over a cloudy orange apricot liquid. Smells oranges, pine, tangerine, and woody dry. Hint of caramel and a bit of alcohol sting.

Tastes ester fruity to start with a smooth, almost creamy, hop flavor. Hop bitter is present, but not intrusive. Some rough grassy co-humulone early, but it's overwhelmed by a wet sweet late. This sweet is then dried out by a touch of acrid carb and a raw alcohol that's a bit rougher than I would have liked.

Esters include pear, apricot, and dry-ish citrus. Hops flavor is oragnes with some piney resinous and woody dry character. The sweet comes across as crystal sugar with caramel. While not a distinct flavor by itself, the alcohol taints the finish. A bit less alc and I'd find this beer much more enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is med-thick with a creamy character remniscent of oatmeal stout silkiness. Drying finish with a peppery sting from the alcohol.

Photo of nlmartin
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was served in a Imperial Pint Glass. I approaced this beer with a mixture of anticipation and dread. I feared after drinking the 9th Anniversary Stones had lost their way. This company made its way with ballsy hoppy beers. I am glad to see the 10th Anniversary IPA indeed has a pair of Stones. Thanks Stones for a great beer! The sad thing is its a one time offering. I am tempted to try and cellar some; however, I think cellaring would destroy the lovely character of this beer.

Appearance: The beer pours a coppery orange coloration. The beer has a thick two+ finger biege head. The head has near perfect staying power. Thick rings of lacing remain behind on my glass.

Smell: The beers aroma is a fantastic combination of resinous pine needles, citrus zest, oranges, tangerines, lemons, grapefruit, pineapple sweetness, grassy floral hops. This is a hop lovers delight.

Taste: The beer delivers the taste of the smell. This is a great blend of the above flavors paired well with some sweet caramel maltyness. The alcohol gives the beer complementing spicyness.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: The beer has a medium plus body. The beer has a fantastic combination of crisp hoppyness and sticky resinous hops. The taste really seems to last a long time. The beer was a joy from the begining to the end of the bottle. This beer has a very sticky mouthfeel. The beer is big and you may not be able to inhale it fast. That is not necessarily a bad thing as this is a beer to savior.

Photo of Phatz
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A million thanks go out to phnphilly for allowing me the chance at this beauty. This beer is a magnificent piece of work. Congratulations to Stone on 10 amazing years of producing great beer and congratulations to Stone on this exceptional beer.

Presentation: I am a fan of Gargoyles since before beer and BA but I must say the Gargoyle hoisting it's mug of beer proudly in the air is classic and for bottle cap collectors the cap has the same image and dates around the top identifying this as something special.

Appearance: Pours a copper brown with a hint of orange and ruby - to the light, in the beautiful body that displays excellent clarity. The off-white head fades as expected in a 10% beer.

Smell: From the moment I popped the cap my nose was filled with piney citrus grapefruit, pineapple & tropical fruits kiwi (with some underlying mango), cane sugar, maple syrup and boozy rum attributes that truly made my tongue fall out of my mouth like a dog.

Taste: The taste follows in suit with the nose. Very candied sweet malt character that portrays topical fruits and sugars along with a few dark fruits (i.e.. pineapple, tangerine, kiwi, mango, white grape, with a splash of plum, caramel sugar), all the while overshadowed by the spicy hoppy grapefruit pine orange peel floral attribute that commands your attention. In addition to all the sweet sugars and fruit and all the bitter hops and spices there is a deeper alcohol attribute that lends to the beer a great deal of strength and umph! The alcohol is noticeable in the flavor (causing a very warming affect on the palate) especially at the finish and in the finish and the dryish aftertaste. Summary; chewy sweet to start and increasing spicy up to a bold fiery aftertaste of hops and alcohol.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is perfect. Light as it enters the mouth, and chewy when swirled around the tongue, with an oily syrupy center, but crisp prickly hops and drying alcohol on the edges and a very bold finish.

Drinkability: This beer is a glorious fireworks show of multitudes of flavors and characteristics all vibrantly displayed. The beer is magnificent and grandiose, but in as such, it becomes a bit much to handle. I love the taste and find it easy to drink but I had to re-cork my bomber. I will finish it tomorrow.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Photo of bennetj17
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Color is rust-orange, slight chill haze. Head is 1/2 inch and lingers well. Aroma of strong piney hops with mild citrus notes present. Slight hint of a soap-like smell in there, and the alcohol also becomes more evident as it warms. Overall a nice bouquet for the nose. The taste is loaded with orange and grapefruit tang and sweet sugary malt. Dank and resiny on the hops. Moderate bitterness in the finish with some astringence from the alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium thick, bordering on syrupy.

From the first whiff I was pretty excited about this one, but the flavor wasn't as spectacular. It's big on taste, but way overdone. The alcohol was just a bit high also. Stone likes to brew big, so that's what you get here. It's no doubt good, but sometimes it pays to be more subtle and complex...

Photo of NEhophead
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pt 6 fl oz brown bottle with commemorative label.

Light, antiquated bronze with a slight chill haze. Half-inch, creamy off-white head that lingers as a creamy sheet. Traces of webbed lacing with good strength.

Bright, clean fruity esters: lime, pear, green apple, apricot, and honeydew. Mild candied sugar with underlying toffee/caramel, toasted maltiness. Whaffs of gaseous alcohol.

Bright citrus and tropical fruit: melon, apricot, lime; swarmed by a slick and oily hop character. The hop profile is best described as juicy, with no astringency or mustiness. Slick, warming alcohol is certainly evident, but not as overpowering as expected. The bitterness is somewhat suppressed given the slickness and alcohol presence.

Medium in body; creamy yet slick. A hefty match of both hops and alcohol that gives an oily, gaseous feel on the palate.

A beautiful double IPA. The only criticism I can give is how young it tastes. I can't wait to cellar this for another year for the alcohol character to mellow.

Photo of magictrokini
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Out of the double-magnum Pours cloudy amber with a rocky white meringue-type head. Nearly overpowering hoppy nose. Lots of pine and grapefruit, almost like fresh-cut wood. More citrus in terms of orange peel. Huge hop taste with a subtle alcohol burn. Loads of grapefruit and resin in this monster, biting you with every sip. Some sweeter citrus as well, oranges, pienapple, and even a little mango. The malt smooths it out a tad in the end, but overall the beer retains the nice hop bite. One of the best.

Photo of IntriqKen
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off....given another year of cellaring, this is going to mellow and blend into one spectacular beer if it holds up.
Pours a dark orange amber with an impressive 2 finger head that melts to sticky lacing lasting the entire drain of the glass.
Aroma is intensely fresh, fresh, citrus hops...there is nothing sharp or offensive...just sweet, fresh hops.
Taste is immediately citrus hop but with a nicely sweet hop bill that tells you immediately this is a DIPA. Alcohol...strong alcohol finishes off the flavor as you swallow.
Mouthfeel is creamy and full...aftertaste is a citrus peel bitterness along with thickly sweet malt and alcohol.
I really think this needs some time in the cellar but it is intensely flavorful and impressive right now.
One of the best DIPA's I've had and definately one of the freshest tasting. The only problem with cellaring to blend, balance and mellow the flavors is that you will lose the incredible fresh hops flavor it now has.

Photo of granger10
3.87/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Brighter amber color with a thinnish egg white head. Strong hoppy fruitiness in the aroma. A touch of alcohol twinges the nostrils as well. Very resiny. Flavor is sweeter than I was expecting. Caramel flavors at first. Good creaminess on the mouthfeel. Some resiny flavors but not piney more just green hops. Gets fruitier farther down. A bit hot but not too bad. Nothing too great about this beer. I don't quite get all the hype. Solid but I was expecting to be blown away. Maybe age will help but I don't really think so. Good is as far as I'll go. Still, it's good.

Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to autumnaldave for the chance to try this!

Commemorative Label #9 of 10: "I'm not worthy" haha.

Pours a murky golden/brown/red color, little head with little lacing. Second pour gives much more head, more frothy looking, with slightly more lacing.

Smell is not as hoppy as I expected, although there is a decent deal of hops, a strong fruity aroma is present with some citrus, very inviting.

Taste is a little different than other DIPA's I've had, pretty unique as I've sure it's mellowed out since bottling and matured. Piney hop bitterness is highly melded with the malt and a fruitiness (most likely orange as I'm picking up some orange peel). It's also fairly syrupy with low carbonation.

It would have been interesting to have tried this when it was first released as the hop presence has certainly decreased. It seems as if this DIPA has crossed style barriers as it seems more like a barleywine now.

Photo of Cresant
3.12/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this 22 oz. brown bottle into a Tripel Karmeliet glass. Clear body was a true amber color. The off-white head dissolved quickly leaving a collar and a little island of foam.

Smell was sweet citrus, marmalade. Jolly Ranchers candy. Fall leaves (dry, organic matter).

Taste was spicy, resinous. Intense hops bitterness, flavor not just bleaching. Summit hops flavors. Alcohol presence. This was a good beer but it did not live up to the hype.

Mouthfeel was firey in the throat and prickly on the tongue. Syrupy thick with minimal carbonation. I'm glad I tried this one but I won't seek another bottle.

Photo of SaCkErZ9
3/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Commemorative bottle #9 of 10. Karen Westfall, Team Stone since April 2000. Karen's life story is on the bottle but I will not divulge such information.

Poured from a stenciled 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass. Muddy sort of orange brown in color with a nice sized head of little retention.

Aroma is sweet and bready and not as hoppy as I hoped. Doesnt quite seem up to Stones standards (compared to Ruination, of course). Not bad but smells more Amber aleish to me and sweet. Not what I am in the mood for.

More sweetness in the flavor and not enough hoppiness. Needs more hops to even be an IPA.

This beer seems too sweet to me. Almost cloying. Drinkability is not high due to the sweetness and strength of the beer. Not bad but I wouldnt actively seek this beer out again. Received in a trade (from mcallister maybe?) and so I am thankful.

Photo of Damian
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Drank from a 1 pt. 6 fl. oz. bottle purchased from Mall Discount Liquors, Cambridge, MA

Poured a beautiful ruddy orange/amber with a one finger, cream colored, fizzy head which faded very quickly. Small amounts of sporadic lacing appeared on the glass.

Smell was very hoppy (cascade hops with hop oils), rich and fruity (citrusy with grapefruit prevailing) yet sweetly malted and candy-like. Some brandy-like notes were apparent as the beer warmed.

The taste was overwhelmingly hoppy and complex. Piney and resiny hops were initially noticeable before the huge alcohol punch kicked in. The alcohol phenols hit hard but disappeared very quickly. As the beer settled in the mouth, the hops once again become detectable along with some citrus and lemon zest. Later, notes of sweet malts, fruits and candied sugar were noticeable before the biting, ultra-hoppy, resiny and somewhat sticky hop finish kicked in. As intense as the hops may have been, they were quite palatable and did not leave any unpleasant bitterness in the mouth. Huge, yet pleasant, alcohol warming in the back of the throat (not quite an alcohol burn).

The outstanding mouthfeel was creamy, smooth and velvety, as well as a bit syrupy.

Drinkability was moderate. This is a flavorful, delicious and (dare I say) moderately well balanced brew, yet the overwhelming alcohol punch can be a bit much to handle. By the end of the bottle I felt like I was going to hit the floor. This beer is definitely not for the faint of heart.

Photo of mntlover
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber copper hints light haze to it. Thumb sized cream colored head that laces as it falls.

Aroma is nice fruity caramel malt that has whiffs of pine. Assuming the fruitiness is from the deep infusion of citrus hops, as this has not been aged, but aged BW is the aroma. Grapefruit dominates while orange mango ect.. follow.

Taste is nice loads of caramel malt, nice sweet sporting alcohol hints underneath. Lots of deeply embedded citrus hops with big doses of pine added. Grapefruit, tangerine, mango good hoppy on a sweet malty base.

Mouthfeel is medium full a big brew, with good level mellow carbonation.

Drinkability is good a big IIPA a big malt base deep amount of hops reminds me of Yule Smith, approaching Barley Wine here. Big rich more a sipper then really a drinker for me, but good. Want to thank Enola for this fine brew.

Photo of kingcrowing
3.18/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of ElGordo
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an orange-amber color topped by a half-inch of creamy off-white head. Excessively fruity aroma of grapefruit and pineapple, citrusy high-alpha hops, and a subtle background of lightly roasted caramel malt. The malt becomes more assertive on the palate, providing a mellow caramel sweetness that pairs nicely with rich, fruity hops. And I mean a lot of hops. While this is no Ruination, it still leaves a sticky, resinous film of lupulin on the teeth that necessitates brushing shortly after finishing the glass. A lightly sweet finish punctuates a thoroughly enjoyable drinking experience. I'm a big fan of this one, and will be buying a few bottles to cellar that hopefully will age better than the 9th Anniversary.

Photo of brother_kenneth
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Tasted 8/28/14. Bottle was about 8 years old. Surprisingly no signs of oxidation at all. Poured a murky brownish gold color. It drank pretty much like a barleywine. Again, no oxidation could be detected in this bottle. The beer had nice prune and fig notes with a malty backbone and surprising bitterness that's still hanging on from the hops. Really interesting to try such an old IPA.

Photo of Oxymoron
4.57/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A beer that I have sampled often. The pour is an off orange color with good copper hues throughout. A mostly hazy view but with a good pour it leaves a large head that remained through the whole tasting. A sticky foam as well that has good staying power.

The nose is nice and hoppy. The aroma has a nice mix of distinct pine and distinct citrus. There are other hop essences that support the specific nose, such as a floral and herbal notes and some nectarine and tangerine esters. The malt has a smaller presence but some bready and biscuit notes with not much caramel qualities.

The taste is similar with a stronger hop presence as a good IPA should have. The hops are balanced well with a nice citrus, somewhat lemony and peppery bitterness. Definitely fruity complexity that continues into the finishing hops with more of the grapefruit, tangerine and lime mix. As my palate get more familiar more mango and pine comes out, especially in the finishing hops. The malt has a slight caramel hint, but the biscuit/bready flavor comes out more. Some light honey hints as well.

The body is closer to full then mid feel to it. Good carbonation that seems high but supports the bitterness for the hops. A very nice complexity with some detectable alcohol esters and some creaminess that becomes more apparent as you go. I really enjoy that they beer does changes as you drink it and add more complexity. Enjoy.

Photo of peabody
3.82/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out like Ice tea. Fairly clear but with a lot of carbonation and about 1 finger of slightly offwhite suds that dissapete slowly leaving a nice lacing.
Smell is very citrusy with hints of lemon and grapefruit. Hops and alcohol are present but in the back. Also a caramel smell that is very light and it might just be the malt.
The taste is hops and grapefruit and alcohol. Almost like a cough syrup. This quickly dissapates leaving a very fruity and alcoholy flavor.
Two drinks and you feel the alcohol but it is a very nice aftertaste.
Clean in the mouth and not bitter as you would think.
I do like this and will buy more to consume. Great for a cold night to warm you up!

Stone 10th Anniversary IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 470 ratings.