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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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JamesZ

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-08-2013 15:56:44 | More by JamesZ
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Eriktheipaman

California

4/5  rDev +5%

08-08-2013 05:51:58 | More by Eriktheipaman
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meltroha

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-08-2013 00:17:29 | More by meltroha
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jonbonfon

California

4/5  rDev +5%

08-07-2013 04:21:23 | More by jonbonfon
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VinsanityDiesel

Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

08-06-2013 22:53:26 | More by VinsanityDiesel
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mpayne5

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-05-2013 21:19:39 | More by mpayne5
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visualmartyr

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-03-2013 16:47:38 | More by visualmartyr
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beertunes

Washington

3.81/5  rDev 0%

Served in 10oz goblet. Poured a very attractive, lightly hazy, orange-gold color with over a half-inch of just off-white head that had good retention and moderate lacing.

The aroma had a lot of citrus notes in the front, some soft malts underneath, and a slight bit of pine at the back. On the tongue, the bee was pretty similar, citrus and pine hops, maybe with a hint of floral too, and the flavors were nicely soft, not obnoxiously bold. The beer was surprisingly well balanced, not one of Stone's strong suits, and had a bit of a lingering bitter finish.

The body was fuller than typical, while being very smooth for the style, and had a very dry finish. Drinkability was excellent, if I didn't have to go to work, I would have had a couple more. Overall, a very good beer. A must try if you see it.

08-02-2013 18:51:20 | More by beertunes
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-02-2013 01:54:53 | More by mwbrady12
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Hobbit

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-02-2013 00:51:14 | More by Hobbit
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Florida

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ali1987

Florida

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Lofreqwave

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-31-2013 16:23:01 | More by Lofreqwave
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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Wisconsin

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Illinois

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Texas

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New York

3/5  rDev -21.3%

07-20-2013 23:50:29 | More by Bieniek30
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GRBLUE12

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-19-2013 00:57:48 | More by GRBLUE12
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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16th Anniversary IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,370 ratings.