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Beer Review: Stone Brewing Co, Enjoy By 04.01.13 IPA

Ding Points: 64.00 Pour: 90.00, Nose: 70.00, Palate: 60.00, Mouth: 60.00, Global: 50.00 Tasting Notes: Dammit. Enjoy by 04.01.13 - that means that once the 4th of January has passed this is going downhill. Oh, hang on, this is America, so actually that's April 1st. A joke? Maybe, but either way you're hardly likely to confuse this beer with anything out of the UK! More hype in the beer community for this and my expectations are for competence and no more. I paid $6.99 for the 22 oz bomber,...

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Beer Review: Stone Brewing Co., 16th Anniversary

Ding Points: 86.00 Pour: 100.00, Nose: 80.00, Palate: 80.00, Mouth: 90.00, Global: 90.00 Tasting Notes: Bottled conditioned, August 2012. OK, the last Stone Anniversary beer that I thought was any good was 13. That beer was superb. 14 and 15 I disliked strongly, and I thought that 14 was simply a bad beer. That brings us to 16. Well, there are some conflicting signs (for me), right off the bat. Lemon, I like; Stone doing a DIPA ought to be a solid platform; Rye is generally an element that I...

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Beer Review: Stone Brewing Co., Vertical Epic 11.11.11

Ding Points: 64.00 Pour: 70.00, Nose: 70.00, Palate: 60.00, Mouth: 70.00, Global: 60.00 Tasting Notes: Every time that I pick up a VE bottle I am annoyed by the fact that the series is not a 'vertical' at ALL, but I suppose that's a conversation/post for another day. Decent legs, nice, solid copper colored with a tiny bit of lace and a thin, creamy and spotty film eventually settles on the surface. Nose gives no sign of heat, and is really very fruity. Some Belgian esters that do not really...

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Beer Review: Stone Brewing Co., Escondidian Imperial Black IPA

Ding Points: 50.50 Pour: 90.00, Nose: 40.00, Palate: 40.00, Mouth: 50.00, Global: 50.00 Tasting Notes: Classic Stone presentation. Screen printed bottle with usual Stone nonsense on the back. August 2011 printed along with ENJOY FRESH directly underneath that. I generally dislike 'Black' IPA's both in name and in taste. Utter nonsense on both counts. Thick head, on top of what looks like a viscous, jet black body, but the mouth doesn't reveal the density that the look initially suggests. Head...

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