19th Anniversary Thunderstruck IPA - Orange Peel And Dried Mangos
Stone Brewing

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
ABV:
8.7%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 7.69%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
116
From:
Stone Brewing
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  5
Gots
  42
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 116 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Cottontown201:
Photo of Cottontown201
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Settled in with a growler of Thunderstruck while Hurricane Joaquin does its thing.
Hazy orangey golden appearance. Calm head on the pour, but persistent carbonation and lacing sip by sip.
The aroma is the most striking characteristic of this beer. Earthy, cat pee, piney odors flood out of the glass.
Taste is totally different, Mango, grapefruit, pineapple predominate.
Very smooth, no reminder of ABV the deeper you go.

I love it. If this is what you can do with Australian hops, sign me up!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jjboesen
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yes, I know; it is no longer brewed. Created to honor Stone's 19th anniversary, this is a decently hopped brew that contains several varieties of Australian hops. Bright amber body topped by a thin head, it offers a subtle mango nose along with a grassy bitterness at the end. Nice and crisp, this is a good one to have - if you had it.

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Photo of Gavage
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: light orange in color with a 1" head that slowly fell to a thick surface covering.

Smell: citrus, pine, and earthy tones rise from the glass.

Taste; caramel, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, pine, and some earthy tones arrive late. Bitterness is moderate and alcohol is mildly noticeable.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout with some dryness arriving late.

Overall: a superb beer that kicks the taste buds into overdrive. I enjoyed one bomber in a session but could of had another.

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Photo of ejimhof
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burt
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drewone
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robbmotiwalla
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kornkid8600
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csfcmitchell
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of generallee
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sparx1100
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of terrysjag
4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sweemzander
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ptarmigan98
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IpeeA
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Briken
3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange amber and thin white head with good retention. Earthy citrus and resin with tropical notes. Resinous citrus taste. Moderate to high bitter finish and linger. Full semi-dry feel and overall fuzziness.

Good IPA with strong flavor but the bittering wins out and takes over. Fuzzy feel and bitter linger dominate and take too much of the flavor away. If you're looking for a more alpha IPA, this will be a good one. Certainly not my favorite Anniversary ale but I do like the name.

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Photo of einman
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaswilson2
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of socon67
3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of user785335
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Troxclab
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

19th Anniversary Thunderstruck IPA - Orange Peel And Dried Mangos from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 116 ratings