Stone 13th Anniversary Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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2.83/5 rDev -30.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
Poured into 16oz pint glass.
It has a gorgeous, deep reddish-brown hue. Heavy carbonation resulted in a big head even with a soft pour, but it dissipated quickly.
A citrusy hops blast hits the nose right away. Little, if any, aroma presence from the malts can be detected.
It's all hops on the tongue, followed by some mild malt sweetness. It's got a big punch but little backbone to it.
Surprisingly for a 9.5% beer, it has pretty thin mouthfeel. Not what I would not have expected for a beer of this style or caliber.
As for drinkability, I had enough trouble finishing the bottle, I couldn't imagine having a second shortly thereafter.
This was definitely a disappointment, especially after a Stone rep really try to sell me on how amazing this beer was. Definitely not one of Stone's best efforts.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2009 16:33:46 | More by JimsArcade
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