16th Anniversary IPA With Green Tea Leaves - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Ralphs66:
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3.99/5 rDev -3.9%
So this was on tap at the Sierra Grille. I thought it was the normal 16th anniversary IPA, but the bartender and the menu board both said that this was the style with the green tea leaves. Before getting to the aromas, the appearance was good; hazy orange color with a thin, patchy, lacing cover. Now, the aromas. The aroma of the drink packed a punch for me. I could smell a bit of the tea leaves (such as an earthy herb flavor), but they were overpowered by the citrus, orange, smell. However, being overpowered by that sweet-sour smell was not a bad thing. Indeed, the aromas stayed with the drink for a long time, which can be a good thing or bad thing if you do not like those aromas. In terms of taste, the drink weighed more on the bittersweet side, with a hint of honey, lemon, and an herby hint from the green tea leaves. A crisp carbonation was apparent in the drink, making it oddly refreshing with such potent flavors. Overall, an interesting treat and discovery at a regional bar.
04-12-2013 18:43:41 | More by fitzy84
4.11/5 rDev -1%
Currently drinking this beer on tap while I write my review at the Coffee District in Delray Beach, Fl.
The appearance is an orange hazy color which looks fine. The lacing however is excellent. It smells like lemon zest with a very sharp citrus smell. The taste is a little more subdued and balanced as the 10% abv is well hidden behind the moderate hops and malt . I have about 2 ounces left and I'm feeling it and liking it! Surprisingly, I do not detect any green tea smell or taste in this beer and I drink green tea all the time? Wait, I just smelled it again and it is faintly there. I'm not usually a big fan of Stone Brewery but this is a good beer!
03-03-2013 18:44:07 | More by ELS
4.54/5 rDev +9.4%
Reviewed from notes taken at Aces & Ales - Winter Beer Fest in Las Vegas. (1-20-13)
A - Pours a hazy golden orange color, with aminimal 1/2 finger light tan head. Some nice lacing left behind as I sip.
S - Aromas of lemon zest, lemon verbena and some honey/caramel notes as well.
T/M - The taste starts off with an aromatic green tea flavor, then rolls around the tonge hitting it with some spicy citrus lemon notes. Finishes with a nice herbal/grassy hop bitterness. Medium/sticky mouthfeel.
O - This beer really was an improvement to an already great DIPA. The flavors blend great. No one flavor over powers the other.
02-04-2013 04:55:29 | More by Rizalini
16th Anniversary IPA With Green Tea Leaves from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.