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16th Anniversary IPA With Green Tea Leaves | Stone Brewing

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Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Rizalini on 02-04-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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5
Ratings:
37
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
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So this was on tap at the Sierra Grille. I thought it was the normal 16th anniversary IPA, but the bartender and the menu board both said that this was the style with the green tea leaves. Before getting to the aromas, the appearance was good; hazy orange color with a thin, patchy, lacing cover. Now, the aromas. The aroma of the drink packed a punch for me. I could smell a bit of the tea leaves (such as an earthy herb flavor), but they were overpowered by the citrus, orange, smell. However, being overpowered by that sweet-sour smell was not a bad thing. Indeed, the aromas stayed with the drink for a long time, which can be a good thing or bad thing if you do not like those aromas. In terms of taste, the drink weighed more on the bittersweet side, with a hint of honey, lemon, and an herby hint from the green tea leaves. A crisp carbonation was apparent in the drink, making it oddly refreshing with such potent flavors. Overall, an interesting treat and discovery at a regional bar.

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16th Anniversary IPA With Green Tea Leaves from Stone Brewing
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