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16th Anniversary IPA With Green Tea Leaves - Stone Brewing Co.

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16th Anniversary IPA With Green Tea Leaves
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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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:
Beer added by: Rizalini on 02-04-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 6
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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.

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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!

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16th Anniversary IPA With Green Tea Leaves from Stone Brewing Co.
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