16th Anniversary IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by philbe311:
3.68/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A - Two fingers worth of tightly packed, fizzy, slightly creamy, light khaki colored head with a bit of a rocky top... Average retention gives way to a full lacing and fairly thick collar... The color is a deep rich vibrant amber with a distinctive red hue... A limited bit of slightly sluggish paced carbonation... A good bit of lacing clings to the glass throughout...
S - An earthy hoppiness is at the forefront... Lots of grassy notes... The lemony notes are buried beneath the surface... A very subtle gummi bear like sweetness lingers beneath the surface... Some grainy alcohol notes as well...
T - Starts with grassy and wheat notes... A subtle fruit juice like sweetness is next... The earhty hop presence then emerges... The finish is dominated by sour citrus notes of both the orange and lemon variety...
M - On the fuller side of light bodied... A bit sleek... A bit sticky... Lightly carbonated... Starts fairly juicy and lush... The finish is a touch dry...
D - A very unique and interesting offering from Stone... Not something that I would drink with regularity, but fresh perspective on the style that makes for an interesting anniversary beer... Pales a bit in comparison to previous Stone Anniversary brews (the 15th is an all-time classic)...
Serving type: bottle
08-24-2012 01:36:34 | More by philbe311
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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.