22nd Anniversary Anni-Matter Double IPA | Stone Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Stone Brewing has spent over 20 years pursuing clean, bitter, hop forward beers. It would be passé to suggest this beer is simply another gigantically juicy and extremely complex Stone Double IPA. It’s a middle finger to the haze craze proving that clean, crisp IPA’s can still be smashed full of big, juicy, tropical flavor. It’s also the winner of our 2018 Spotlight Series contest, which pits teams of brewers against each other to see who can brew the best beer. Citrus takes the forefront, with plenty of fruit character to back it up. With incredible mouthfeel from the malted oats, the beer isn’t sweet at all, but its light amber color would make you think it is sweeter than it tastes.

Hops: Columbus, Denali, Hopsteiner #06297, Galaxy, Citra, Amarillo

Added by superspak on 04-08-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
64
Ratings:
197
pDev:
7.21%
 
 
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Photo of Mcb99d
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Radome
3.49/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Highline RxR in Arlington, VA.

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 fl. oz. bottle, bottled on 24th July 2018, and with an enjoy by date of 6th November 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A clear light copper amber colour with an almost two finger white head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice lacing.

Aroma: Light biscuit, caramel malts, citrusy orange peel, grapefruit, citrus rind, hints of tropical melon, pineapple and pine.

Taste: Moderate bitterness, orange peel, mandarin, light caramel, pine and hints of melon.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: A good Stone styled Double IPA with nice aroma and flavours. The 9.1% ABV just drinks really easy.

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Photo of cbcrunch
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours amber with one finger of cream colored head. Food head retention & above average lacing

S: Some grassyness, a little breadyness, wanted more nose

T: Follows the nose, dryness & a little orange up front. A little pine shows as this warms, some breadyness, a touch of grapefruit, plus cakey dryness. Finishes bready with a little gassy & citrussy hoppyness

MF: Medium body, moderate carbonation, great balance

A well put together DIPA, drinks too easy

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle - $3.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

EJBY 11/06/18.

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, orange-gold body with a quarter-inch-high head of near white froth and suds.

Smell: Florals, melon and a spritely alcohol accent, some earthiness, scallions and sharp citrus slices. Lightly toasted biscuit tops given a glaze of toffee.

Taste: Lightly biscuity, with a very low level of toffee-esque sweetness that quickly transitions to reconciliatory juiciness and tastes of tangy tangerine, melon cubes (subtly so), pithy lemon-lime rinds, florals and spicy earthiness with a herbal, oniony hint at the tailend. Fairly bitter throughout. Well bittered, tropical yet citric finish with some lingering heat from the ABV.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Fairly smooth going 'cross the tongue.

Overall: How Stone.

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Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrancisM12
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Giggy
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of onewayboogie
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mtnwesdew
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of monkist
4.69/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Stone's 22nd anniversary is something you can't leave without a comment... or without buying and trying it! Stone is my favorite brewery along with Sierra so I immediately bought this limited edition beer. And I didn't regret it.
Stone's mastery lies in the fact that they can make instant classics again and again, outstanding, flawless beers like no other can. But when they make an Anniversary beer, you might know that you can expect something good: amazing color and aroma in there, fruity and flowery, something between melon and some sort of spices I felt. Sweet in a good way and hop intense, with a punch in your face with that dank, honey-like intensity. A non-plus ultra to it is that they made it a clear beer, intending to show a middle finger to the hazy trend and show that it is still possible to create an unforgettable double IPA clearly filtered... and here we are. 22 years after their start they still make unforgettable beers with the same attitude. This is the greatness of Stone and this is what this beer also testifies.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip from the bottle.

Appearance: Semi cloudy amber body with medium bubbles creating a thick white head which rises roughly one finger's length or maybe more.

Smell: has a smooth floral scent with hints of heavy malt, lingers in the nostrils.

Taste: Sweet grapefruit with a citrus feel offset with smooth malts. It is bitter but not overly done, pieces of orange skin I can feel throughout the beer.

Mouth: Sticky beer with a slight sweet finish but it does come off a bit dry.

Overall: Awesome gift form the wife, if I knew i would be this hooked i would have told her to grab at the very minimum two to three more especially at the price she got it for. Always in a glass, salud!

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ummswimmin
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of videofrog
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of descobar
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bottle 2 1/2 months old. Poured in a clean IPA glass from Spiegelau
Look: Pours somewhere between deep golden and pale amber in color with an off-white head with very decent retention. It is perfectly clear ("the no haze DIPA")
smell: all I get is resiny, piney hops aromas... hint of caramel and citrus (mandarin)
Taste: its sweet and bold and pungent with its hop attack on your palate. there is a bit of boozyness present, not unexpected given the abv.
Feel: medium-full body, rich and oily texture, moderate carbonation and pronounced astringency. all as expected
Overall: the finish is long. sweet and bitter. although the sweetness stops and the bitterness lingers much longer. some alcohol warmth is present -- this is a full-on old school DIPA that reminds the drinker of early Enjoy Bys or Avery Maharajas from about 8-10 years ago. Glad Stone is still making beers like this!

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Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsa7783
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Verona Inn. Pours a golden, effervescent hue with minimal frothing. Mellow aroma replete with hints of grapefruit and citrus. Similar overall flavor profile.

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Photo of RMW66
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjgiant
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle: amber w/sustained white head; floral garlic pungency; biting hops of citrus, light onion/garlic, menthol/alcohol notes. Less bite preferred.

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22nd Anniversary Anni-Matter Double IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 197 ratings