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16th Anniversary IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,365 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 1,365
Reviews: 392
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.91%
Wants: 14
Gots: 53 | 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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KiMiRaiK

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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GennyCreamAle

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

08-14-2012 02:21:38 | More by GennyCreamAle
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The1WineGuy

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

09-28-2012 23:30:07 | More by The1WineGuy
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mttdls

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

09-19-2012 18:15:24 | More by mttdls
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WesM63

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours a golden amber with a nice 2finger head. Tons of lacing and retention.

S: Lots of citrus (grapefruit), some pine/resin a hint of malt and some funk or spice peaking in.

T: Sweet malts, huge hop bitterness with some pine/resin followed by a spice and lemon/citrus finish.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: Overall, excellent and complex brew. Stone doesn't hold anything back.

08-17-2012 01:22:05 | More by WesM63
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sbanacho

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

10-05-2012 23:16:18 | More by sbanacho
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California

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

08-31-2012 10:34:16 | More by RedDeath987
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Missouri

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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Wisconsin

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

09-02-2012 21:18:21 | More by BigTrubble
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

08-15-2013 03:15:25 | More by Taycro
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

09-09-2012 19:58:18 | More by OoReFLuXoO
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Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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California

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generallee

New York

4.48/5  rDev +17.6%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 22 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 10 % and there is a nice discretion of the beer.

Appearance: The beer has a deep honey amber color with a slight haze. It builds a tall just off white head on top which hangs on well and clings to the glass making lots of cool lacing.

Smell: The aroma is full of loads of bright lemony citrus and well...hops. (Classic Stone IPA)

Taste / Palate: The flavor is full of hops from start to finish. First up are the citrus and tropical notes with a spicy malty bready base. This fades into herbal and pine like hop notes with slow fading bitterness in the finish.

Notes: Hang on to the hops roller coaster its going to be a bitter good ride.

05-27-2014 08:30:27 | More by generallee
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.48/5  rDev +17.6%

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Off white head, moderate retention. Soapy, sticky lacing. Light amber in color, high clarity. Aroma is very unique. Yes, its lemony. Sweet, sugary lemons. Kinda delicious smelling. Taste is mild, not overly hoppy, touch of lemons, low alcohol, mild malt sweetness. I suppose the most impressive part of this brew is that Stone has removed ALL of the alcohol taste with these unique flavors and made the beer dangerously drinkable in the process.

10-29-2012 06:12:35 | More by KickbacksSteve
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shand

Florida

4.48/5  rDev +17.6%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint.

This has a gorgeous pour, a brilliant orange-red body crested with three fingers of head. The aroma is intensely hoppy and lemony, with a hint of rye malts. The taste is interesting and ultimately very good. It doesn't have much in the way of subtleness, this one hits you right away with all it's got - Lemon, rye, tropical and floral hops, and a touch of booziness. Spice and floral aspects are the name of the game. The hops are very complex here, there's a lot of different hop flavor. The mouthfeel feels a little light and slick to me, but the drinkability is great. Another excellent anniversary beer from Stone.

08-23-2012 02:03:20 | More by shand
16th Anniversary IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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