18th Anniversary IPA | Stone Brewing

18th Anniversary IPA18th Anniversary IPA
BA SCORE
79.4%
Liked This Beer
3.9 w/ 1,352 ratings
18th Anniversary IPA18th Anniversary IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
As we compose the text for this celebratory beer—a golden-brown India pale ale dry-hopped exclusively and abundantly with El Dorado hops—we stand ready to leap from the precipice of all we know into a new era for our company, our beers and, most importantly, our fans. It’s one that will see us exploring new territory, both geographically and creatively, as we evolve from pacesetters for the American craft brewing movement to cross-planetary champions of the worldwide cause of craft, hoisting our banner to proclaim artisanal beers’ vast superiority over stripped-down, business-driven, industrialized, fizzy, yellow mediocrity. We thank you for shadowing us for the first 18 years of our journey, and welcome you to join us for next leg and all that follows.

Added by jhartley on 07-20-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
181
Ratings:
1,352
Liked:
1,074
Avg:
3.9/5
pDev:
11.28%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
247
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bammer21
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dag1991
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of stevoj
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber with substantial creamy head. Aroma is equal parts malt and hops. Taste leans more towards the hops. Lingering bitter finish. Nice seasonal.

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3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bylerteck
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Amberish bright pour with two fingers of beige head. Good carbonation, spotty lace and a film of retention.

S - Nice pine and resin, caramel, candy. Good balance. Boozy pineapple. Almost a barleywine-esque dark fruit note.

T - Big and piney with resinous notes again. Caramel, bread. Balanced and aggressive.

M - Proper carbonation, full body, rich fruity finish with a low-medium bitterness.

O/D - Nice stuff. More of a American Strong Ale b/c of the maltiness, but a nice one nonetheless.

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3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear red amber pour with an off-white one-finger head. Nice floral and pine aroma. Taste has a strong bitterness as expected from a Stone beer with flavors of pine, orange, resin and grass are the most predominant. Also has quite a bit of caramel malt present in the taste and a bit of warmth. Finishes with a lingering bitterness that has both pine and citrus flavors.

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4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pens1967
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.24/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I'm late with my review, however had notes on this. Was very disappointed. Stone is usually solid with the Anniversary releases but this was a miss. Hope the 19th is an improvement.

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18th Anniversary IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 79.4% out of 100 with 1,352 ratings
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