21 Anniversary Hail To The Hop Thief Double IPA | Stone Brewing

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21 Anniversary Hail To The Hop Thief Double IPA21 Anniversary Hail To The Hop Thief Double IPA
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3.97/5
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256 Ratings
21 Anniversary Hail To The Hop Thief Double IPA21 Anniversary Hail To The Hop Thief Double IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The big wide world inspires our imagination and fuels our passions. Anything from music, film, beer, literature, architecture, food, engineering, poetry…all art forms essentially, including more beer. We steal with any and all things that possess the one value that we hold most dear: authenticity. The important thing of course is that ‘It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.’ So, what are we saying about this beer, exactly? We gave it our take. We took all there is to love about the IPA, got creative, dry-hopped it a lot, left it unfiltered and shared it openly in the hopes that in some way it may, in turn, inspire you. Hail to The Hop Thief, an original.

Added by JVStabile64 on 08-05-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,414
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
256
pDev:
8.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of ShepardCommander
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of colts9016
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A three finger head with good retention. The head is off white foamy and creamy with some lacing left on the glass. The beer is SRM 11, between a pale amber and medium amber. The beer is hazy but some light does pass through. A huge amount of carbonation is visible throughout the beer. It is a beautiful beer.

Nose: The beer presents with big tropical notes, mango, pineapple, citrus, grapefruit, floral esters, pine cones, and resin. The beer has a lightly roasted malt profile with caramel, earthy, yeast and honey like sweetness.

The flavor is uber fruity, mango pineapple, lemons, grapefruit, pine, resin, a sweet note, caramel, floral, yeast, earthy, and lightly toasted malt profile.

Mouthfeel is medium body, high carbonation, medium astringency, and medium finish.

The beer has the characters of a DIPA, but it is fruity and the astringency seems more on par with an IPA than Stone DIPA. Maybe I am just used to the bitter DIPA and this was made this way. I was expecting a bit more in the hop bitter department. Good Beer, very easy to drink.

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Photo of JuiceMan818
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of khargro2
3.34/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of morrowd3
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grackos
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tone
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy amber color. 2/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of pineapple, floral hops, citrus hops, alcohol, and slight sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. There is also a noticeable bitterness. Tastes of pineapple, floral hops, citrus hops, alcohol, and slight sweet malt. Overall, good appearance, blend, not too bitter, but a little simplistic.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bolio
4.44/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep amber and cloudy with a little carbonation, and topped with only 1 finger of off white, well sustained head.

Smells very fruity, of peaches, nectarines and cantaloupe. Big pine and spruce, and a dankness as well.

Extremely fruity with tropical fruits, pineapple and mangos, a real tropical punch quality, followed by a solid caramel and creme brulee, then a bitter grapefruit pith to finish. Overall, its pretty fruity and sweet and floral.

Thick, syrupy body with a little foamy carbonation. Very sticky but smooth.

Got this tonight at Namtons, and drinking it a home, Nov 6th, 2016. Excellent brew. It was released in August, 2017.

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Photo of kmoen
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of generallee
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jonb5
4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On draught at Stone Brewing Berlin.

A: Pale shade of amber, slightly hazy, tanned head which left quite a bit of lacing.

S: Strawberry dominated.

T: Sweet strawberry flavoured malt, hints of fudge, booze barely registered apart from a tiny touch at the finish.

M: Amazingly crisp texture for the high abv.

O: Seriously good, couldn't believe it was so strong.

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4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of matcris
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A burnt orange/amber in color. A bit murky, finger + of off white frothy head that lasts. Nice lacing down the glass. The aroma is citrus, and some tropical fruits. I get a pretty nice oj scent. Biscuits, also. The flavor is a nice blend of citrus juice, that oj, again, which stays with you through the finish. It's not over the top orange juice, but it's layered in there with the biscuity caramel malt. The bitterness builds a bit as you drink, but is not obnoxious. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. The feel is full body, well carbonated, and a little sticky all the way through, and mildly dry on the finish. Nice brew that has a nice balance, and a lot of body.

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4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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21 Anniversary Hail To The Hop Thief Double IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 256 ratings
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