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16th Anniversary IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,381 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 1,381
Reviews: 392
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.91%
Wants: 14
Gots: 56 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer really was all I expected from stone! A lot of spice and lemon on the nose with a tab bit of warm alcohol and of course there is some rye in there. At 10% I feel that the ABV is hidden well.
On the tongue you'll get spice, lemon, a fruity malt character and a certain amount of sweetness that is not cloyingly so. Overall very nice. Like Ruination 10th this is a monster of a beer! Happy aniversary and thanks for the amazing brew!

Focusf111, Aug 10, 2012
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16th Anniversary IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,381 ratings.