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Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 5th Anniversary IPA

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Originally released September 2001. Brewed to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Stone Brewing Co. An "amped up" version of Stone IPA with many times the hops and cranked up malt profile.

Re-released as part of the 20th anniversary encore series in 2016

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dinkle50 (1366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2016
Clear golden pour with a thin, single finger head, lace present. Aroma of flowery hops, mostly pine and grapefruit. Full bodied. Taste is grapefruit and pine with a bitter finish. Hints of two row malt and a bit of caramel. Lingering grapefruit bitterness. A lot like Stone IPA, but way hoppier. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kyzr (1381) - Montana, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Copper pour with nice sized white head. Good nose of citrus, with a flavor to match. Nice balance of malt that coats with caramel. Nice bitter ending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zoucrew102 (1411) - - OCT 16, 2016
Bomber. Grapefruit citrus hop aroma with notes of dank pine resiny hops. Pours amber colored with a large, soapy off white head that has excellent retention and a little bit of lacing. Starts with grapefruit hop citrus and acidity before dank resiny hops begin to take over. Finishes very dry and very bitter with astringent piney hop resin bitterness that lingers on the palate long after each sip. Not one of stone’s best IPAs.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rick_91709 (383) - USA - OCT 15, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Orange-gold. Very cloudy. Very little head. Not much aroma. Very bitter taste. Pine and grapefruit. Not Stone's best IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brownaler (552) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Powerful hop aroma with a sweet resin profile. Finish is bitter and bubbly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (2270) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Pours a finger of head on a hazy straw body. Aroma is pine resin, lemon and a bit of honey. Taste is super pine and grapefruit bitterness front beginning to end. Texture is crisp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1723) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Pours a golden amber color with a white head. Citrus, floral, pine, dank hop and biscuit aroma. Mango, grapefruit, papaya, pine, floral, caramel, dank hop and biscuit flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a citrus, hop and pine finish. Very nice, better than the regular IPA and Ruination.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (898) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2016
On tap at Elizabeth Station on Stone 20th Anniversary event. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Aroma is resin, peniey hops, some slight veggie notes. Taste is pretty the same with medium sweetness and piney bitterness levels. Good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TattooJack (514) - Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2016
Poured from the bottle of the 20th anniversary 4 pack pours clear orange, nice head and lacing. Sticky hops, citrus, strong, and easy drinking. I don’t even know what I was drinking in 2001 (I think Ice House), or what I thought was good (Also Ice House probably) but I would have been blown away by this. Happy Anniversary.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2603) - California, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Always was curious to try this. Finally got an encore bottle. Clear amber, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is *very* similar to Stone’s regular IPA. That’s the best way to describe it, although this was slightly amped up and has a higher degree of bitterness. Pretty nice stuff.

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