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16th Anniversary IPA - Lemon Verbena & Cascade Hop Cask - Stone Brewing Co.

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16th Anniversary IPA - Lemon Verbena & Cascade Hop Cask
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87
very good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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.

This beer is cask only.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 09-22-2012)
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Cheddar

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

02-06-2013 02:19:37 | More by Cheddar
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rodemey2

New York

2.75/5  rDev -30%

12-27-2013 05:46:04 | More by rodemey2
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

09-24-2013 22:16:19 | More by TTripp725
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Brenden

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Attic last year. Notes are fresher than my memory.

This brew is a deep, clear amber-orange in color. It grows a strong head off the tap that rests a finger and a half tall. It sits like a craggy pillow and drops to a finger at a moderate pace, leaving behind thin but steady patchy lacing beneath a fairly thick ring.
I remember loving what they did with this, a unique beer that wasn't nearly so muddled as the other 16th anny version I had. The nose doeesn't quite pour out with the hoppy base, but it's the first on the tongue, making itself known as the carrier for the additional flavors rather than the other way around. Big pine and grapefruit notes balance lemon and a sharp but bright and crisp acidity. The verbana seems to add a bit of perfume that doesn't come in too hard. The herbal element is so much leafy as almost lightly spicy. The balance is excellent as well, with some caramel balancing the hard bitterness and the breads smoothing the flavor out a bit while the hops still come hard. Overall the exceptional juiciness that's so unique makes this a pleasure to drink.
This beer flows nicely, not creamy with the juicier aspect but certainly smooth, with lots of crispness to boot in a firm medium body.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2013 20:57:24 | More by Brenden
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davet100

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-14-2013 17:58:46 | More by davet100
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-01-2013 23:09:13 | More by waddellc2
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TheBoog013

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-25-2013 23:32:44 | More by TheBoog013
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Michael_20P

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-23-2013 23:20:18 | More by Michael_20P
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-18-2013 14:57:50 | More by Jason1337
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m0unds

New Mexico

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

03-20-2013 03:57:01 | More by m0unds
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Woodee

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-12-2013 23:26:05 | More by Woodee
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alexknuckles

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-03-2013 01:38:17 | More by alexknuckles
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ONUMello

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a snifter
A: Hazy amber color with a one-finger head that settles to a lacing; a fair amount of carbonation
S: Tons of lemon oil and candied lemon with tart citrus hops underneath along with some herbs/spices and a hint of malt
T: The nose was promising and while the palate isn't bad, it's a little disappointing. The 'lemon oil' comes through a bit too strong where I was expecting more of a sorachi ace hop profile. I hate to pull the "Pine-sol" card but I feel I must. There still is an enjoyable earthiness to it underneath the lemon oil
M: Medium-bodied; the oiliness overtakes the crispness/carbonation I can tell is there but can't quite come through all the way
O: While this differed from my expectations and is far from my favorite Stone beer, I can't say it's bad by any means- it evolved from start to the finish keeping my attention and I polished off every last drop.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 04:30:05 | More by ONUMello
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dmorgan310

Panama

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-07-2013 06:07:02 | More by dmorgan310
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rwilde

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

01-05-2013 23:22:29 | More by rwilde
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smlmeyer

Iowa

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-05-2013 20:56:33 | More by smlmeyer
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user785335

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

12-31-2012 19:53:58 | More by user785335
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-30-2012 16:57:11 | More by Evil_Pidde
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a Samuel Adams pint glass. Purchased at Wakefield Liquors in Wakefield, RI

A- Pours a golden yellow, slightly hazy body with a medium off-white head with high retention.

S- Grass, citrus, resin, soap, yeast.

T- Upfront I get some big lemony-citrus notes. Ends piney and bitter, slightly skunky. I'm not sure how I feel about the malt/hop balance here, as well as the upfront lemon flavor.

M- Quite astringent, slightly carbonated. Medium body.

Overall I was only mildly pleased with this brew. The hop character dominates and doesn't quite blend with the big lemon notes. Stick with Ruination.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 01:29:34 | More by gcamparone
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JIsaacMcKelvey

Georgia

5/5  rDev +27.2%

11-20-2012 20:37:16 | More by JIsaacMcKelvey
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CousinSuzy

California

3/5  rDev -23.7%

10-25-2012 05:37:50 | More by CousinSuzy
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CampusCrew

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, not overly exciting style... but its well done.. the color is deep golden straw with nice head retention. Aromas on the beer are amzing... tons of ctirus and pronouced lemonas expected and should be... loved the flavor... im a sucker for citrus dominated flavor ipas and this was a nice treat. Nice little experimentation. I would drink this agin for sure. Nice medium bodied ipa. Well done stone

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2012 16:21:31 | More by CampusCrew
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TomPF18superhornet

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-11-2012 19:12:58 | More by TomPF18superhornet
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FightingEntropy

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Second bottle of 16th Anniversary from Stone and really love this beer. A quick look at BA and... it seems I'm in the minority. So be it.

Sunset orange ale in the glass with yellow highlights around the edge. Creamy fluff for a head that lingers for a long time. Assertive nose of grapefruit, clear lemon, full spice and toasted malt. Taste is sharply acidic and full bodied. Rye from the description shows up as a lingering spice on the tongue. This IPA fills the mouth with malt and spice that doesn't disappear. Along with the nose, it's a full experience. According to Stone, lemon verdena is in this beer, a lemon scented herb (I didn't know).

I have a weakness for lemongrass and lemon beers, so this one is no different. I enjoy it a lot. My buddy Al likes it better than some of the BA reviews as well, so I'll stand with Al.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 01:59:12 | More by FightingEntropy
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16th Anniversary IPA - Lemon Verbena & Cascade Hop Cask from Stone Brewing Co.
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