16th Anniversary IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.93/5 rDev +29.4%
Smells beautiful, simply beautiful. Nice tan head, bronzed body, smells of ripe citrus and old forest pines. The lemon peal and lemon verbena mesh so perfectly with the citrusy american hops, Vienna(?) malt backs it up to be full yet fairly dry for 10 points of booze. No burn, no booze, just a bitter, citrus bite with a solid malt body and complex aroma.
Splendid, one of the best new beers I have had in a long time.
Stone- You're doing it right.
08-16-2012 21:02:55 | More by olympuszymurgus
4.85/5 rDev +27.3%
WOW! This one was brewed with me in mind. I'm a hop-head and this one, with the slight rye characteristics along with a vibrant lemon accord made my summer. The nose is of over-exaggerrated lemon, which is the verbena. The mouthfeel is oily and pine/green tasting. At 10.00 ABV this beer is two glasses into a wonderful and flavorful IIPA experience. The nose is great, the body is great, color is great, bottle is great...catch my drift? One of my favs.
01-17-2013 22:41:11 | More by djjacobsen
4.78/5 rDev +25.5%
Nose is resinous pine, bitter hops, grapefruit, spicy notes, mango, orange, lemon and a slight hint of bready malts. Its a little boozy in the taste. Its spicy, malts are kind of roasted, hop bitterness, pine, some acidic citrus notes, lemon, tangerine, tart grapefruit. The bitterness coats your tongue and leaves a warm feeling behind. Its almost like a layer of hop oils coating the tongue. Its definitely a Stone double IPA but it also has a very nice roasted, slightly spicy malt backbone to provide balance. I mean, its an IPA from Stone so you can pretty much assume it'll be awesome and it doesn't disappoint. Very good, high quality, some unique blends of flavors.
08-20-2012 08:36:29 | More by DonDirkA
16th Anniversary IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,367 ratings.