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Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
84
good

315 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 315
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 10
Gots: 48 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

When it came time to brew Bottleworks' 13th anniversary beer, we turned to Stone to brew this behemoth. "The Matts" traveled down to San Diego in December to help create this 13-hop, 13-grain monument to our 13 years of selling great craft beer!

13 Grains
Pale 2-R • White Wheat • Aromatic • Weyermann Chocolate Rye • Light Munich • Brown Crisp • Oats • Crisp Light Crystal • Caramunich • Baird's Chocolate • Lightly Peated • Simpsons Dark Crystal • Crisp Amber

13 Hops
Bravo • Target • Columbus • Cascade • Delta • Warrior • Magnum • Apollo • Calypso • Perle • Galena • Chinook • Mt. Hood

(Beer added by: NWer on 03-27-2012)
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-23-2013 20:26:15 | More by iL0VEbeer
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kds2437

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-21-2013 18:46:20 | More by kds2437
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-21-2013 01:09:08 | More by WOLFGANG
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +6.4%

(Served in a tulip)
A- This beer pours a jet black body with a thin cocoa tan head that is supported by a slow microbubble carbonation that slides up the sides of the glass.

S- The plastic aroma and dubble yeast esters lead to a stout earthiness and a finish of some woody dank hops that are dark aswell. There is a roasted black malt bite and a hop bitterness in the finish.

T- The sweet crystal malt and circus peanut esters blend with an alcohol taste the mixes with the dark hops in the finish. There is a roasted black malt bite and a hop bitterness that lingers after each sip. Some chocolate malt and dried fruit esters come through as it opens aswell.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a creamy texture and an alcohol warmth in the finish.

O- This beer is complex but a bit chaotic with flavors all over the place. Some plastic and other odd flavors are in their but most ore nice layers of malt and hops and esters.

07-11-2013 03:19:14 | More by rhoadsrage
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Zbeetleman

California

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

07-10-2013 01:31:36 | More by Zbeetleman
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Juuroumaru

Florida

4/5  rDev +7%

06-26-2013 01:51:42 | More by Juuroumaru
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

06-24-2013 14:22:07 | More by richkrull
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1424IpA

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

06-12-2013 01:49:22 | More by 1424IpA
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Rau71

California

3/5  rDev -19.8%

06-11-2013 03:31:55 | More by Rau71
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +9.6%

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in March 2012. Pours nearly opaque dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of orange, grapefruit, toast, caramel, brown sugar, roasted malt, brown bread, floral, pine, molasses, light chocolate, light smoke, and roasted/floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and hop notes; with good strength. Reminds me of double bastard in a way. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, caramel, brown sugar, toast, molasses, roasted malt, light chocolate, floral, pine, brown bread, light smoke, and roasted/floral earthiness. Fair amount of earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, roasted malt, molasses, light chocolate, light smoke, and roasted/floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent strong ale! All around nice balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on. They may have used 13 hops and 13 grains; but they definitely found a good balance to make it work. A very enjoyable offering.

06-10-2013 04:34:49 | More by superspak
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3/5  rDev -19.8%

06-08-2013 01:14:23 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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stampfler07

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

05-28-2013 02:07:26 | More by stampfler07
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Photekut

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -19.8%

05-19-2013 01:39:53 | More by Photekut
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beernads

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-18-2013 06:37:31 | More by beernads
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +7%

05-13-2013 22:25:28 | More by mikeincharleston
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Artjsantos

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7%

05-10-2013 17:52:31 | More by Artjsantos
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

05-10-2013 01:46:01 | More by DarthKostrizer
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-07-2013 23:11:09 | More by cadaugherty
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leftstagebrew

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-04-2013 19:14:01 | More by leftstagebrew
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-02-2013 04:54:45 | More by spycow
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SDG1070

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

04-20-2013 19:16:39 | More by SDG1070
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AlexChillton

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-02-2013 09:10:46 | More by AlexChillton
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ezperkins2

California

3/5  rDev -19.8%

03-19-2013 04:58:09 | More by ezperkins2
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AlexFields

Tennessee

2.63/5  rDev -29.7%

Shared by CurtisMcArthur at TN whales tasting 3/16/2013.

Looks like room temperature black coffee with a few bubbles.

Smells like dusty gravel and wet cardboard.

Taste is typical Stone hop profile but greatly diminished and confused, some decent smoky malt character, this is okay but not great, probably a little better when fresh. Can more or less enjoy a small pour but wouldn't care for any more.

Mouth is a little undercarbed but not awful.

This tastes like someone put about 13 grains and 13 hops into a beer and then sat on it too long before opening it--oh wait.

5.6/10

03-18-2013 17:07:24 | More by AlexFields
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

03-11-2013 21:15:18 | More by DaPan
Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 315 ratings.