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16th Anniversary IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,358 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 1,358
Reviews: 392
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.91%
Wants: 15
Gots: 52 | 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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Ratings: 1,358 | Reviews: 392 | Display Reviews Only:
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Lofreqwave

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-31-2013 16:23:01 | More by Lofreqwave
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-30-2013 10:03:53 | More by Cynic-ale
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bruindre

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5%

07-27-2013 13:50:17 | More by bruindre
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-26-2013 01:25:06 | More by doucmehu
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bschinelli

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-24-2013 19:46:29 | More by bschinelli
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moonknight31

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-24-2013 05:46:12 | More by moonknight31
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Respect_the_Saaz

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +5%

07-24-2013 03:06:23 | More by Respect_the_Saaz
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Nobcefus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-22-2013 20:19:32 | More by Nobcefus
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Sazz9

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.3%

07-21-2013 20:16:25 | More by Sazz9
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Bieniek30

New York

3/5  rDev -21.3%

07-20-2013 23:50:29 | More by Bieniek30
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GRBLUE12

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-19-2013 00:57:48 | More by GRBLUE12
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

07-18-2013 23:59:37 | More by Tyrawlings
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acknight

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-18-2013 01:06:59 | More by acknight
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FreshZ

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

07-17-2013 18:10:26 | More by FreshZ
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-17-2013 01:52:12 | More by pathman
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jschott75

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.3%

07-16-2013 23:20:26 | More by jschott75
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switzer

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-14-2013 15:08:40 | More by switzer
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Lambocalrisien

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-14-2013 12:16:57 | More by Lambocalrisien
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Bfarr

Washington

3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy orange amber with moderate light tan frothy head. Crisp earthy spice and tropical notes in the aroma. Earthy grass and rye with a lemon finish. Strong rye sweetness/spice. Moderate bittering linger and no alcohol warming. Light and mostly crisp feel with moderate carbonation but with a heavy finish.

Lemon is more pervasive than subtle but it's still an interesting beer. Definitely complex though the bittering is on the lighter side. I love the lemongrass flavor but it's a little strong to make a really great beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 21:14:30 | More by Bfarr
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Jacob007

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-09-2013 09:54:30 | More by Jacob007
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rand

California

2.96/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From 22 oz bomber to nonic pint

A: Light copper-tan in color, the brew forms a healthy 1-inch head that holds its form for a long time, never really fully recedes.

S: Candied lemon up against citrusy, snappy hops. Lots of sugar in this one, smells like the malt-backbone overpowers.

T: Lemon candy pops to the front of the palate first, almost making this seem malt-forward. The piny, vinous signature hop character is noted, but it's drowned out by the sweet and sticky aspects. Seems to be all over the place on the palate, not sure of what it's trying to do. The booze helps to break up the cloying sweetness, but the malts and added sugar are a bit too much....finishes long and sweet.

M: Chewy, thick. Thankfully there's ample carbonation or this one would be hard to swallow.

Valiant attempt...I can understand trying to accent the naturally citrusy aspects of West Coast style IPA's, but the beer's sweetness quickly becomes treacly.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2013 07:10:41 | More by rand
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

07-05-2013 22:20:06 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-05-2013 20:16:50 | More by WOLFGANG
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illidurit

California

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

07-05-2013 03:08:39 | More by illidurit
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bobv

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-04-2013 15:48:27 | More by bobv
16th Anniversary IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,358 ratings.