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16th Anniversary IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,370 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 1,370
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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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-18-2013 02:22:02 | More by yourefragile
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djjacobsen

California

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
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mishtif

Illinois

2/5  rDev -47.5%

01-17-2013 20:05:07 | More by mishtif
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RWNay

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-17-2013 01:54:23 | More by RWNay
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jpaulsen

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-16-2013 17:52:33 | More by jpaulsen
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Thedrizzle

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

01-16-2013 00:49:02 | More by Thedrizzle
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Tumble

Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

01-15-2013 22:51:29 | More by Tumble
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

01-15-2013 17:14:33 | More by brandoman63
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emceecue

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

01-15-2013 03:16:03 | More by emceecue
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

01-14-2013 22:44:53 | More by BlissJunkie
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CanisMajor

Indiana

4/5  rDev +5%

01-14-2013 00:40:12 | More by CanisMajor
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schmityl


4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

01-14-2013 00:28:44 | More by schmityl
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iKrystin

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-13-2013 20:44:15 | More by iKrystin
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5%

01-13-2013 05:55:45 | More by DelicateDelirium
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mrsimm

Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

01-13-2013 03:48:04 | More by mrsimm
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SeaOfShells

California

3/5  rDev -21.3%

01-10-2013 23:48:23 | More by SeaOfShells
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DerekCarruth

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-09-2013 22:38:42 | More by DerekCarruth
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

01-09-2013 22:13:43 | More by AlexFields
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.38/5  rDev -37.5%

This beer was utterly awful. Drain pour to the extreme. Thanks to yourefragile for sharing. Served in a goblet. Pours inoffensively enough, but then it quickly fills the air with the disgusting scent of lemon household cleaner and...nothing else. I was hesitant to take a sip, thinking it couldn’t be safe. For my taste buds, it wasn’t. More lemon. At least some bitterness here, but that didn’t help anything. Memo to Stone: sometimes it’s okay not to go extreme.

01-09-2013 12:41:49 | More by Thorpe429
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Nutwood

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-09-2013 04:40:43 | More by Nutwood
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Beermister

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

01-09-2013 01:29:07 | More by Beermister
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

01-08-2013 21:22:31 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Savage51

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

01-06-2013 22:31:10 | More by Savage51
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Lukass

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-06-2013 19:50:26 | More by Lukass
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CitizenGrain

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-06-2013 15:44:30 | More by CitizenGrain
16th Anniversary IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,370 ratings.