Stone 13th Anniversary Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by hoplover82:
4.6/5 rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
A-Pours a deep dark (not see through) ruby red color that boasts a creamy, thick, medium sized espresso crema colored head that has really good retention and very sticky, spotty, lacy lacing.
S-The aroma is BEAUtiful indeed. It wafts pungent pine hops to the head. Then as it warms, morphs into this strong caramel and toffee aroma that is so pungent! Wow... it's pretty straight foward, but good and pungent, like really pungent. Also as it warms, and with a swirl of the glass, I get a blast of sweet candied grapefruit, then when I looked for it, I also get lots of dark fruits underneath.
T-The flavor is much of the same with loads and loads of toffee and caramel malts and pine and grapefruit hops with some dark fruits underneath. Oh, and I can't forget the hop bitterness that punches you in the face. There is definentely a presence of alcohol there, which is to be expected. But it's not really hot perse. So it's not bad.
M-This is a huge beer with a creamy thick mouthcoating feel, that leaves any true beer lover satisfied.
D-I gave the drinkability a 3.5 only because of the abv and noticable alcohol presence. But it's not like it doesn't go down well, cause it does, but I don't think I could have more than one of these over the coarse of a night. I have to sip on this slowly, which is not a bad thing. I highly suggest getting this one if you can find it!
Serving type: bottle
09-07-2009 03:47:38 | More by hoplover82
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Stone 13th Anniversary Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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