16th Anniversary IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by alli4051:
3.85/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a SA perfect pint.
Pours a dark, clear copper, with a thin white head. Head disappears quick and leaves little lacing. Nose is hops (grapefruit, and tropical fruit) up front with tea leaves and more grassy hops in the background. Taste is a minty/hoppy punch up front with tea leaves and a faint graininess in the background with a subtle lingering spicyness throughout. Personally, I'm not picking up the intense lemon that a lot of others seemed to. Definitely a lot going on here but it all seems to come together nicely. Stone making an anniversary IPA seems a bit cliche, but they did put a truly unique spin on it.
Serving type: bottle
08-26-2012 01:56:26 | More by alli4051
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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 1,358 ratings.