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16th Anniversary IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,372 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 1,372
Reviews: 392
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.91%
Wants: 14
Gots: 54 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

We've been loving creating Collaboration beers with great creative brewers from all over the world these last several years-unique beers that would never have existed without the free-flowing imagination and idea generation of the collaborative process. However, when it comes to the Stone Anniversary Ales, it's all us. Yet, it is indeed still a collaboration with great creative brewers (if we do say so ourselves). We're talking about our own brewing team, of course. And while some of our beers, anniversary and otherwise, have been designed by a single person, the Stone 16th Anniversary IPA was definitely a team effort.

This year our brewing team was inspired by some exotic-ish additions of the lemony persuasion. Yes, it's a Double IPA (can you really say you're surprised?), but as we strive to do with all our Stone Anniversary Ales of the let's-take-this-IPA-in-a-new-direction variety, we've brewed up a Stone-worthy divergence from tradition. The amount of rye malt we used isn't quite enough to warrant the appellation "Rye IPA," but it still adds hints of spiciness that contrast deliciously with the tropical fruit flavors and aromas of the Amarillo and Calypso hops. Add a few European specialty malts, some lemon verbena, and three more hop varieties to the mix, and you have a highly complex brew melding both bitter and fruity hop notes with rich toasted malt character punctuated by nuances of spicy rye and subtle lemon.

(Beer added by: CloudStrife on 08-10-2012)
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4/5  rDev +5%

mattmarka1, Jan 17, 2014
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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.

Omnium, Jan 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

rodemey2, Dec 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Geech, Dec 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

Moo5152, Dec 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

thegrimone, Dec 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

BillRoth, Dec 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Heretic42, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

fain12, Nov 28, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stone 16th Anniversary

Appearance: deep amber, pillowy head, and good lacing.

Smell: lemon and hops.

Taste: intense malty hops with a fresh lemon zest in the finish.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy and bitter finish.

Overall:
This is a very malty brew. Its quite hoppy and bitter.

megahurts4, Nov 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

MITCHELLMPLS, Nov 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Keiferfillinger, Nov 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Mycescephalus, Nov 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Dolfan907, Oct 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

ImusBeer, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

TomG2751, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Soto, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

jhartley, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

DMc8ride, Oct 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

paresis, Oct 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Kmlund, Oct 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

Jame515, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

ROGUE16, Sep 30, 2013
16th Anniversary IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,372 ratings.