16th Anniversary IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev +5%
(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours a clear light copper body with a matrix of microbubbles supporting a sticky beige head that last for a good bit.
S- The woody rye note has some green lemon hops that finish the aroma. There is some caramel malt notes that come thru as the beer opens.
T- A mellow green hops flavor has dark juicy and woody qualities to it with some rye and dry toasted malt leading to a dry spice finish. There is a caramel malt flavor that grows as the beer opens. The aftertaste has a touch of sweetness with woody lemon hops flavor lingering.
M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle fizz to it with no real alcohol heat.
O- This beer has a very nice blend of malts, hops and lemon herbs that surprisingly work well together. The hops are not huge and they let the other flavors come through nicely.
01-02-2013 22:14:59 | More by rhoadsrage
3.73/5 rDev -2.1%
1 pint 6 ounce bottle
Served in a tulip glass
A - It has an amber body with golden highlights. An average pour yielded me a half glass of rocky, tan head that clung to the sides.
S - There is a lot of citrus. I immediately notice the lemon, but there is also a strong grapefruit presence. Once the head subsides, I get more of a caramel malt aroma.
T - I notice a lot of caramel malt in the taste. The lemon is muted, and the finish is Stone's typical hop bitterness with a kiss of rye.
M - It's thick for an IPA.
O - I was a bit disappointed. I was hoping for some more lemon flavor. Instead I got a typical Stone hop bomb. If you are a fan of Stone you would like this beer. I prefer the mid-west IPA's.
12-31-2012 20:16:55 | More by buschbeer
3.93/5 rDev +3.1%
22 oz. bottle, bottled on date says August 2012 printed on the side in cadmium ink.
A - Nice standard orange IPA looking appearance. Typical stuff. Non-aggressive pour yields virtually no head.
S - I can smell this beer from a distance. Very strong scent of a grapefruit citrus hop assault.
T - Bitter and hoppy. There is a vague hint of spiciness, and a nice hot alcohol burn in the finish. The lemon slowly creeps out as you sip on this beer, but for me it's not very distinct in the sense that the Dogfish Head Robert Johnson's Hellhound On My Ale was. Although, I think it's good, there is more citrus alcohol burn than there is genuine lemon flavor.
M - Sticky, bitter, hot, hoppy, tangy, citrus mouthfeel.
Overall, this beer feels good, but I feel like it is missing some floral aspects to tone it down a bit and make it not so spicy. However, it was a very good brew and I recommend picking it up before it disappears.
Stone 16th Anniversary IPA --- 4/5.
12-29-2012 09:54:57 | More by mfnmbvp
16th Anniversary IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,368 ratings.