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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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 15, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 Sept 2001 bottle drank in August 2003: After almost two years in the bottle this one is going strong. Hazy orange color, thick mouthfeel with small harsh bubbles. A great bittersweet beer. While still very drinkable, I think that the second year muted the hoppy aroma and flavor a bit. Now it gets a 8/5/8/4/16. Old rating: Sept 2001 22OZ bottle drank on 4/15/02: Before the cap was all the way off I got hit with a huge pine/citrus aroma. Huge creamy head that doesn't go away. The hops totally dominate this beer, but that's OK. Why else would you drink this beer, if you didn't like piles of hops?

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bpeary (2) - USA - APR 10, 2002 does not count
dear lord, this is the best beer ever. thank you Stone Brewery for your unselfish gift to mankind!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2002
Best IPA I’ve drank in a while, Intense hop flavors showcase Northwest hops amazing flavors...Nicely dry hopped...to be enjoyed only by hop heads..

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAR 29, 2002
An amazing beer, insanely dry-hopped. Copper-color with a thick white head that settles fairly quickly. Woody aroma, sweet entry and bitter exit. A big, pleasurable treat.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2002
Baby’s got bite!! Excellent (and extreme) grapefruit-pine hoppiness permeates the aroma and the flavor, placing this hophead well on the road to Nirvana. There is some maltiness to keep this beer from becoming unbalanced. Cloudy orange with minimal head.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joet (2219) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 16, 2002
This is wildly hopped and overflow with a West Coast hop aroma of pine and pepper. Despite the massive hopping, it’s still balanced enough to feel some traces of malt though there’s not much residual sugars. The feel is unique -- effervescent on the front and yet very soft at the end, finishing strongly astringent. The alcohol punch at 8.5 is something felt and not tasted -- no small feat for such a big beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - MAR 14, 2002
As good as this IPA is, I like the regular IPA better.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
muellerdav99 (2) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - FEB 26, 2002 does not count
Heaven must be having as much of this beer as you can drink anytime, anywhere.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2002
mmmmm hop candy!!!

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuff99 (8) - Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2002 does not count
Will be great in a few years as it mellows out and becomes more balanced.


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