16th Anniversary IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.3/5 rDev -13.4%
bomber from grape & gourmet, VA Beach
a: bomber into a reuben’s snifter, a khaki head falling back to a placid surface, the beer itself a copper amber in color
s: caramel malt, sweet tea spiked with herbal lemon and a touch of mint, some steeped mustiness, oily lemon rind, hops of moderate strength, earthy citrus
m: carbonation on the lighter side, medium bodied
t: caramel malt sweetness in sweet tea steeped with lemon and herbs, toasty caramel through the middle, begins to dry well into the finish and lingers long with a tannic herbal bitterness, growing with each sip
o: not a huge fan of the tealike character, everything seems a bit muddled and the bitter, leafy tannic nature overwhelms and detracts, old lemon, comes across more like old iced tea than a good dipa
09-01-2013 21:14:41 | More by blackie
1.93/5 rDev -49.3%
(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)
Stone 16th Anniversary IPA: 10% ABV; very thick head; Appearance: medium amber; Smell: tree bark; Taste/Mouthfeel: extremely bitter, cigarette ash, tree bark, very long finish; bad
Poured into a pint glass.
09-01-2013 06:26:48 | More by TruePerception
3.24/5 rDev -15%
From notes found today...but how could I forget?
This beer, while a slight chill haze comes off the tap (?), is a bright coppery orange, seeming to lean toward neither end of the spectrum. A lightly orange-tinted head nearly reaches a solid finger and offers pretty good retention. It leaves lacing in moderation, mostly in patching with some spotting to follow.
There's a lot going on here. Stone tends to know what they're doing with making complex beers meld together and making lots of ingredients blend well, but this isn't one of their best examples by any stretch. The spicy rye clashes with the sweeter tropical fruits, though I think it's more the earthiness.There's lots of lemon and an herbal, leafy tea-like (English?) thing going on. It's better than average, probably only because it's Stone, but barely.
The flavor, though, includes all these elements but allows more soapiness to come out; there's just too much soap, perfume and chalkiness. Again, it's Stone, but I've never known them to make only a decent beer.
There's nothing wrong with the feel, really. It's definitely the best aspect of this brew. A nice body with ample carbonation makes for a soft flow with a crispness alongside.
08-19-2013 20:40:01 | More by Brenden
16th Anniversary IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,365 ratings.