16th Anniversary IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.68/5 rDev +22.8%
Another year, another anniversary ale from Stone!
Pours out a nice amber color with orange hues and 1 1/2 fingers of fluffy head.
The aroma is instantly a blend of tropical hop notes; mango, grapefruit, papaya, peach, orange and a nice amount of lemon followed with a hint of the rye spiciness.
The taste starts off with the intense tropical hop notes and then goes into the bright burst of lemon that even adds a very slight hint of tartness. This is followed by the spiciness of the rye and some sweetness coming from the malt.
The mouthfeel is slightly creamy and dry and for being such a big beer this is actually pretty balanced and not too bitter either. Another great beer from Stone and I can't wait until the 17th!
08-18-2012 23:36:02 | More by JohnnyMc
4.6/5 rDev +20.7%
Poured into a large brandy snifter. Pours clear dark copper with a large, eggshell colored head that dissipates very slowly. I can see a moderate amount of tiny bubbles in the beer and some sticky lacing being left along the side of the glass as the head dissipates. I pick up some of those resinous hop aromas that are typical of Stone with the citrus that could come from the Amarillo hops and the lemon verbena. It's like a nice blend of lemon and orange. I can pick up some of those floral aromas as well. There's some spiciness from the rye malt as well as some very mild sweetness.
The first sip betrays a nice, complex IPA. The citrus and floral flavors from the lemon verbena and the hops. I also pick up some tropical fruit flavors. The resinous piney flavors blend well in the sip before they really hit you in the aftertaste. There's the mild spiciness that I would expect from the rye malt and there's definitely some mild sweetness from the malts. The alcohol doesn't come through very much in the flavor. The flavors are extremely well balanced and delicious. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. The beer is smooth and has a dry finish. The drinkability is high. This is a most excellent beer from Stone and one I would buy again.
09-05-2012 23:58:48 | More by acevenom
District of Columbia
4.53/5 rDev +18.9%
Bomber poured into a tulip. Dated August 2012.
A-Deep red copper with one finger of quickly disappearing head
S-Smells of crisp pine and rye with a background of malt and citrus notes. Almost can smell fresh cut grass.
T-Tastes like it smells. Hits your taste buds with malt and citrus and leaves the crisp pine on your tongue.
M-Light body with some frothy texture
O-Great beer. Really refreshing with no alcohol bite. another flavor stands out with every drink.
08-20-2012 02:41:22 | More by MeneerBeerSnob
4.53/5 rDev +18.9%
A - pours a honey amber color, with a half finger of white head that laces slowly, held aloft by light amounts of carbonation
S - citrus pops into my nose first, quickly tailed by some piney hops, some lemony hints at the end separate from the typical grapefruitiness of the hops profile
T - the hops don't hold back, a sweet pine flavor that is the bitter hops with a wash of lemon sweetness, I was worried that the lemon flavor would be like Pledge, like the lemon flavor in the Lemon infused Coca-Cola.
M&D - hides the alcohol well, smoother than expected, I thought it would be a little more effervescent. It is complex and layered and flavored magnificently. Stone does it again!!
08-16-2012 00:03:55 | More by sinstaineddemon
16th Anniversary IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,369 ratings.