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Stone 5th Anniversary IPA

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2002
Deep copper color with an off white head, nice hoppy aroma that reminds me of fruit loops. The high ABV is well concealed. This is a fine tasting IPA, almost perfect. The hops are not overpowering, they are just about perfectly balanced with the strong malt character of the beer. Excellent brew, grab a bottle if you find it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - SEP 10, 2002
Load of hops in the nose but the first thing I noticed was the stong malt aroma not unlike a scottish ale with a creamy head that disapates by halfway throgh the glass. Coppery and slightly slightly Baceing at first sip encompasing the mouth with hops. A stong malted barley charactor qickly asserts itself and makes for a superbley balanced IPA to the point of hardly noticing the %8.5 abv.. Oily mouth feel with a dry charactor towards the end and a fairly quick finish of hop flowers. Has defenatly benifited from age.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
For a hop head this is heaven, for anyone else this could be hell. In order to keep this short i will say only one more word: HOPS!!!!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CE619 (81) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2002
the best of the anniversary IPAs. hops seem a little more restrained, and the overall effect is not as syrupy (maybe due to the drying effect of the alcohol being more noticeable).

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2002
This IPA ranks right up there with the best of them. This beer actually took a bite out of me! I was picking hop cones out of my teeth for the rest of the night. Great stuff if you can get your hands on it. All hopheads should get some ASAP. Enjoy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 23, 2002
Definitely very hoppy. A dray taste, but extremely good if you enjoy the hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2170) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2002
Deep apricot color; Head was minimal and whispy; caramel nose. Resiny and dry, dry, dry. Puckers the cheeks. Bready- would be great with some grape jam! Smooth across the tongue. Little effervescence. Hint of rye? Surely not.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2002
The palate here is amazing; almost oily, definitely resiny. Wonderful hopped aroma, piney, but also softened somehow in the aroma and mouthfeel by the malts, as Ramsdell has so aptly noted. Sampled at the start not as cold as usual, so I found it nearly clear with a small amount of suspended hop particulate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 6, 2002
Fills the room with hop aroma when you pop this one. Not very good balance in this though. A little to over the top. But then big IPA’s have never really been a favorite. The bigger is better hop lovers might find this appealing though.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2002
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