16th Anniversary IPA - Lemon Verbena & Cascade Hop Cask | Stone Brewing

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Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is cask only.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 09-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 9
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Two finger head on a clear amber with golden hues body. Aroma is that of a fruity IPA with grapefruit and orange peel mixed with lemon nestea. Flavor is similar to cardomnum actually with lemon only there as a hint. The IPA flavors are very hoppy with pine, floral and tart fruit. Medoum body and moderate carbonation. Nice zesty flavors with this a nice IPA overall. Not super special or memorable but worth having.

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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a slightly hazed orange color with two fingers of off-white head.

Aroma of lemon and herbal notes along with bready malts.

The taste brought out the lemon and piney hops plus a nice malty bite for balance. A moderately bitter bite to the finish. The 10% abv was surprisingly well-hidden.

Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation.

Very nice. A quality IPA from the folks at Stone.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a dimpled mug. At 10% ABV, this surely qualifies as a DIPA rather than a regular ol' IPA, no?

Appearance: rich orange hue with a light haze and a very light effervescence. head pours two thick fingers of frothy ivory foam with a bit of an orange cast. Looks like quite a decent IPA!

Smell: lightly sweet malt aroma with a bit of a toasty character. Hops are very citrus-oriented and there is a hint of lemony goodness there. At first I didn't love it, but it has kind of grown on me; it's subtle without being underpowered.

Taste: citrusy, piney and resiny hops sit atop a pretty strong and sticky malt backbone. Bitterness is pretty high, but not destructively so. A decent citrusy IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation; it's quite creamy for the style. I like it.

Overall: a good-drinkin' citrusy IPA. I think the lemony qualities might be hiding some of the alcohol content, because this is much more quaffable than its killer ABV would indicate.

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On cask at Haven Gastropub in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, herbal hops, lemon, and herbs. Taste is much the same with a slight onion flavor and an alcohol kick. There is a medium herbal hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink but the mouthfeel is not that good on this one.

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16th Anniversary IPA - Lemon Verbena & Cascade Hop Cask from Stone Brewing
4.01 out of 5 based on 38 ratings.
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