16th Anniversary IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Bierguy5:
3.73/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
22 oz bottle, 10% abv. Hazy copper color with some bright edges. Rocky white head provides a nice contrast. Excellent head retention and lace. Hard to imagine a double IPA looking much better.
Bright citrus notes, including lemon jump out first. Caramel malt backdrop, with hints of spices. Stone fruit comes through, as well as a herbal note. Slight earthy note in the back end.
Big malt character up front. Earthy and spicy notes of rye comes in at the beginning. Lemon oil next, with a lingering oily feel. Citrusy notes, and an herbal finish. Bitterness lingers long on the palate.
Medium body, with adequate carbonation. Some heat is felt. Very complex flavors here for the style. Nice stuff. Happy anniversary.
Serving type: bottle
10-18-2012 00:32:09 | More by Bierguy5
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4.01/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
08/22/12 On tap. To me most IPAs are too aggressive. This an exception. It's well balanced as to it's bitterness & the respectable hoppyness. It got a kick with a little burn. Appears to be brewed with me in mind and not the brewers bragging rights. Sue me, but I'll say it anyway...it's got great grownup characteristics.
Serving type: on-tap
06-17-2014 18:23:18 | More by seedyone
4.48/5 rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 22 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 10 % and there is a nice discretion of the beer.
Appearance: The beer has a deep honey amber color with a slight haze. It builds a tall just off white head on top which hangs on well and clings to the glass making lots of cool lacing.
Smell: The aroma is full of loads of bright lemony citrus and well...hops. (Classic Stone IPA)
Taste / Palate: The flavor is full of hops from start to finish. First up are the citrus and tropical notes with a spicy malty bready base. This fades into herbal and pine like hop notes with slow fading bitterness in the finish.
Notes: Hang on to the hops roller coaster its going to be a bitter good ride.
Serving type: bottle
05-27-2014 08:30:27 | More by generallee
16th Anniversary IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,361 ratings.