16th Anniversary IPA With Green Tea Leaves | Stone Brewing

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37 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
37
Reviews:
5
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
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1
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12
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0
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Photo of Rivcabeerlover
4.81/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow... Such a refreshing beer for a double IPA. Smell is amazing and the taste is light and crisp. Finish is strong yet subtle. One of the better Double IPA's I've had. Packs a big punch at 10% Abu but soooooo worth it. Strongly recommend!!

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Photo of Llemon
4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rizalini
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes taken at Aces & Ales - Winter Beer Fest in Las Vegas. (1-20-13)

A - Pours a hazy golden orange color, with aminimal 1/2 finger light tan head. Some nice lacing left behind as I sip.

S - Aromas of lemon zest, lemon verbena and some honey/caramel notes as well.

T/M - The taste starts off with an aromatic green tea flavor, then rolls around the tonge hitting it with some spicy citrus lemon notes. Finishes with a nice herbal/grassy hop bitterness. Medium/sticky mouthfeel.

O - This beer really was an improvement to an already great DIPA. The flavors blend great. No one flavor over powers the other.

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4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ELS
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Currently drinking this beer on tap while I write my review at the Coffee District in Delray Beach, Fl.

The appearance is an orange hazy color which looks fine. The lacing however is excellent. It smells like lemon zest with a very sharp citrus smell. The taste is a little more subdued and balanced as the 10% abv is well hidden behind the moderate hops and malt . I have about 2 ounces left and I'm feeling it and liking it! Surprisingly, I do not detect any green tea smell or taste in this beer and I drink green tea all the time? Wait, I just smelled it again and it is faintly there. I'm not usually a big fan of Stone Brewery but this is a good beer!

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16th Anniversary IPA With Green Tea Leaves from Stone Brewing
4.26 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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