13th Anniversary Ale
Stone Brewing

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From:
Stone Brewing
 
California, United States
Style:
Strong Ale - American
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 11.58%
Ratings:
727
Status:
Retired
Rated:
May 08, 2021
Added:
Jun 30, 2009
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  31
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: None
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3.27/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Sigmund from Norway

Bottle, RBNAG 2009 in Vatlandsvåg. Reddish brown colour, moderate off-white head. Unfresh aroma, notes of stale marmalade, American caramel malts and American hops. Distinct and bitter flavour of American hops, on a background of caramel malts.

May 08, 2021
 
4.14 by digitalflood from New York on May 13, 2019
 
4 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Apr 08, 2018
 
4 by heysuz from Indiana on Apr 08, 2018
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3.31/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Before there was Pataskala, there was this red ale. This was brown and red. Aroma was hoppy, but not as citrus sun drenched as Pataskala. Came off like arrogant bastard a little bit.

Its boozy, its heavy C hopped, bitter. Wasn't the greatest, pretty strong, bomber format, I only had one of these when it came out.

Apr 29, 2016
 
3.38 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania on Feb 07, 2016
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4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by SPLITGRIN from Kentucky

Taken from notes dated 5-2-10.

A deep ruby red body is very elegant as it sits in my Maudite glass. Head is a full three fingers of biscuity tan rocky foam with nice retentions. Scattered lace is left all over the top of the glass. Nose previews a nice mixture of woodsy hops and mineral based malts. It is a very appetizing aroma for sure. Enters the mouth crisp and just as rustic as the nose previewed. Hops hive a nice bite up front but are not overly dominate as the malts equally shine. the hops may have been more prominent when this brew was freshest, but it is just right for me now. Beautiful balance on this beer. Hops do come back and get a little prickly on the back of the tongue as you drink but this is quite nice. The mouthfeel it produces is wonderful. This beer really reminds me of Double Bastard which I love. Superiorly drinkable.

Oct 10, 2015
 
4.31 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota on Sep 01, 2015
 
4.12 by DaveRinn from Washington on Feb 18, 2015
 
4.45 by Recondopf from Virginia on Nov 26, 2014
 
4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Aug 25, 2014
 
3.75 by trevordglenn from California on Aug 22, 2014
 
4 by DrBier from Pennsylvania on Jul 30, 2014
 
3.75 by zestar from California on Jul 19, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by jdcollens from New York

Told not to cellar, BUT I'M A MAVERICK. I had a few of these fresh a few years back and thought they were quite good, so I saved one for a 5 year tasting. Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Dark red with pretty decent head formation. Reading previous reviews, it seems the head does develop over time. The agitator in the Duvel tulip certainly doesn't hurt, I'm sure.

S: I read the 2012 reviews and saw a lot about the alcohol. I'm really only getting a little of that, so I guess the extra 2 years have really helped on that front. Some toffee and sweet malts up front, with a slight hint of currants.

T: Very, very sweet, caramel and molasses dominate. I think a year earlier would've been a better call for this, but I was bound and determined for a 5-year review. That currant/raisin flavor sticks around a bit. Decently long finish - honestly, a minute or so after the last sip is when this beer gets really interesting, with the raisins and molasses dominating.

M: Medium- to full-bodied, surprised the rest of the flavors don't stick around longer.

O: This one was pretty solid fresh (wish I would've reviewed it back then), but 5 years really is too long. I could see maybe 3 or 4 being worthwhile. I don't really get Stone's insistence that you "Do Not Cellar. Enjoy in 2009." I had this as part of a 3-year vertical in 2010, with 2008, 2009, and 2010 anniversaries, and I recall 2009 standing out above the others (and those were pretty solid fresh). I remember thinking I had a gem on my hands but I guess it was just slightly too long.

Jun 08, 2014
 
3.5 by drew74 from Pennsylvania on Apr 22, 2014
 
3.75 by Irrationalist from California on Feb 16, 2014
 
4.5 by DOCRW from Washington on Jan 25, 2014
 
4.25 by jakecattleco from California on Dec 29, 2013
 
4.25 by fain12 from Massachusetts on Nov 28, 2013
 
3 by drewone from California on Nov 21, 2013
 
3.75 by BeerHunter76 from Texas on Oct 14, 2013
 
2.75 by CityofBals from Illinois on Sep 12, 2013
 
3.75 by JTomczak from Connecticut on Aug 13, 2013
 
4.5 by JamesZ from Michigan on Aug 08, 2013
 
4 by moonknight31 from California on Jul 24, 2013
 
4.25 by WOLFGANG from South Carolina on Jul 08, 2013
 
4.5 by RBassSFHOPit2ME from California on Jun 08, 2013
 
5 by MetalDragon7g from Massachusetts on May 31, 2013
 
3.75 by Mattco from Illinois on May 31, 2013
 
3.75 by mikeincharleston from North Carolina on May 13, 2013
 
4.25 by csfcmitchell from Texas on May 13, 2013
 
4 by cadaugherty from Illinois on May 08, 2013
 
4.25 by BYOFB from Wisconsin on May 05, 2013
 
4 by spycow from Illinois on May 02, 2013
 
4 by Kelp from New Hampshire on Apr 27, 2013
 
4.25 by LSx from California on Apr 25, 2013
 
4.25 by ericdupont from Massachusetts on Apr 21, 2013
 
3.5 by liamt07 from Canada (ON) on Mar 17, 2013
 
5 by Slvrbaq from California on Mar 08, 2013
13th Anniversary Ale from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 727 ratings