16th Anniversary IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
3.78/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Served on tap in a 10 oz snifter glass
Appearance – Served an orange colored brew with a two finger off white head. The head was rather thin with it maintaining its composure for only a short time before fading to give a light level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of some sweeter fruit smells of tropical fruits as well as a strong presence of some grapefruit and sweeter tangerine hop. Along with the citrus hop is a nice presence of a light pine and light floral hop aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready flavor with some caramel and light fruit sweetness. There is a lighter citrus grapefruit hop flavor up front. While it is light initially the citrus get quite strong as the taste advances, bittering it quite a bit. More toward the end a pine taste enters the taste. This is accompanied by some caramel flavors which also come to the tongue more toward the end. These flavors all mingle quite well to give a pleasant hopped taste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the slightly above average side with a carbonation level that was a bit below average. Both were quite nice for the hop flavors and bready flavors of the beer as they allowed all the hop tastes to soak into the tongue.
Overall – A rather tasty brew. Decently balanced for a stronger IPA. Well worth a try.
Serving type: on-tap
11-27-2012 01:06:35 | More by Darkmagus82
More User Reviews:
4.41/5 rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Dark golden, copperish, with a slightly tan head.
S: Hopped to high hell, mostly floral, but some orange citrus as well.
T: Extremely hop forward flavors, citric and floral, as if made of hops that were pulverized to liquid form.
M: Medium bodied, perfect amount of carbonation.
O: Not the best stone beer, but better than many of their standards.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2014 06:18:44 | More by BierJager89
3.98/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Stone Brewery 16 Anniversary is an Imperial IPA with a 10% ABV~ Pours Transparent ruby/orange, lots of head with phenomenal lacing~ Aroma is Lemon Rind, Plastic, Grapefruit, Bread, Earthiness,Yeast and Honey~ Mouthful is bitter immediately, flat finish, Heavy yet juicy and Clean~ Taste is Lemon, Grapefruit, Rye, Wheat, Woody, Piney, Grassy, Floral, Hoppy, Biscuit, and some tastes I'm unfamiliar with( think Juniper? Clove? Lemon Grass?)~ Really such an odd brew, seems like every other sip is different, which speaks volumes for its complexity~ Yet is tuff to review, one sip I'm like 'ewww' ~The next I'm like 'Oh yeah' I could definitely put a few back on a hot summers day~ The thought that they clock in at 10% is near mind blowing!~ I have a feeling people will either love or hate this beer~ The more I drink it... The more it wrecks my palate... Also the more I enjoy it~ It's equal parts odd, yet refreshing~ A anniversary treat, that would make a great summer brew~ Overall: 88
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2014 22:29:42 | More by BrewUSA
3.74/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bomber > Pint Glass
A - Mostly clear orange gold with a finger of thick fluffy off white head, medium lacing.
S - Nice lemon zest, caramel malt, a little bit of alcohol, some really sour smelling citrus, lime especially, pine.
T - At this point its mostly caramel malt, there's some of that lemon flavor still there, a little herbal, some spicy hop bite mid end, pine, and some grapefruit.
M - Sticky with a moderate burn.
O - Granted this is a year and a half old it was pretty decent, I would have like to have had it fresh, not sure how I missed out on it when it came out, but I love lemon flavored anything for the most part.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2014 01:56:27 | More by Omnium
16th Anniversary IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,340 ratings.