Stone
26th Anniversary

12 oz pour, J K O’Donnel’s, Fort Wayne, IN.

Happy to stumble across this purely by chance on a random Tuesday afternoon.

Great clarity on the mid-orange pour.

Some lace, light film on the surface. As expected. The nose has a surprising, stinky cheese note which I wasn’t anticipating. The hop aroma here is a little odd. Lightly oily in the mouth, a little slick, but again approriate.

Tastes are dank, but not at all aggressive. Bitter, quite green. Clean and a lingering sweetness evens things out. This is well balanced, and is a bit is a throwback beer for Stone. Alcohol is there, but drinks a bit below 9.7%, at least in terms of burn and presence. Light onion notes, that’s real old school.

A lovely beer and reminiscent of old times at Stone – I HATE the term “West Coast IPA” since it’s come to mean things that it really should not, but this is one of those original beers. I wasn’t expect a beer like this from Stone in 2022, but this was a very nice surprise. Happy to have had the opportunity.

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09/27/2022
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 9.7 %
Appearance: 4.0
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 4.0
Overall: 4.5
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