I haven’t had a Stone Anniversary beer in awhile, so I decided to give this one a shot.
Style: American Double/Imperial IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Stone 22nd Anniversary Anni-Matter Double IPA is a clean, crisp IPA that reinforces bold, flavorful, juicy IPAs can still be perfectly clear. This beer is proudly haze-free. Every year our brewers have a special recipe creation challenge with two-person teams. We call it the Stone Spotlight Competition. This year’s winner ‘Anni-Matter’ was brewed (and named) by Stone brewers Jason Smith and Jose Flores. We felt it was a great candidate for our 22nd Anniversary beer, as it’s not only an amazing IPA, but a great way to showcase the deep bench of talented and dedicated brewers on Team Stone. This No Haze Double IPA is the perfect tribute to 22 years of challenging convention and doing things our way.”
Random: This beer comes in at 85 IBUs.
The beer poured with a two finger, thick, cream-colored head. It dissipated at a moderate pace and left some lacing on the glass. The body of the beer was clear and a bright orange color with a lot of carbonation visible. The nose started with some floral notes and quickly went into some sweet malt. The taste had some grapefruit pith and lemon rind that provided a generous bitterness. It was quickly followed up by malt and some alcohol as well. The body was on the medium side with just enough carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with grapefruit rind. A bottle of this was $3, which came to $.25 per ounce. I enjoyed this beer a lot. It was a welcome trip back to a West Coast IPA.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0