Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 160   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2607) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (1116) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Aromas of fresh mango, apricot, stonefruit, passion fruit, tangerine, grapefruit, tropical fruits, caramel, pines and bitter hops. Pours a gorgeous golden appearance with an almost non existent white foam. Taste brings incredibly fresh notes of tropical fruits, tangerine, mango, apricot, butterscotch, pineapple, candied caramel and guava upfront. Mellow to moderate bitterness rolls in alongside a sturdy malt base which offers grain malt, caramel, cracker and malt syrup notes. Finishes pleasantly refreshing with residual tropical fruit, tangerine, apricot, stonefruit and a slight metallic maltiness.. Overall, this is such a beautiful combination of hops in harmony with intensely refreshing fruit and citrus. A+ rating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (2321) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - OCT 8, 2016
One dimensional but a solid bitter IPA. Not sweet at all. Not balanced. Thin fading head. Flavor is light honey mostly bitter. Wow stone you have come a long way. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (3441) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2016
651 ml. bottle. Bottled 08/17/16. Pours a medium, well retained, tiny bubbled, ivory head over a clear amber (SRM 7) body......nose is pine, resin, citrus, light allium from the hops, mild toasted malts with cracker, biscuit notes, balance to the hops.....taste is lightly floral sweet, with light toasted malts, pine, resin, melon, citrus, grass, allium from the hops, finishing with a moderate sharp hop bitterness, balance to the hops......mouth feel, medium sticky body, light alcohol, mild astringency, high carbonation. The hop backbone is a bit old in style, and has a variety of slightly muddled aromas and flavors. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (2175) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2016
On tap at World of Beer (Charlottesville, VA). Aromas of melon, grapefruit, orange, some pear, pine. Clear orange-amber with a fairly lasting white head. Pretty dry, balanced on the side of bitter, some tropical and citric fruity notes. Medium-full bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10262) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Big sweet dank hoppy nose. Orange with large head. Smooth and slick, sticky feel, with some sweetness and alcohol showing in the flavor. Though not my favorite in the av line, I see why this would have gone over very well 15 years ago.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (3273) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2016
12 oz pour at High Craft Beer Market. Lots of citrus, grapefruit lemon orange. Tad caramel malt streak. Clean golden orange color,ok head and lace. Botter sweet flavor. Heavy bodybthick creamy mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish. Yup.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bookman10 (964) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Pours a clear, dark copper, with mid-sized head. Aroma is floral, with hops and citrus elements. Flavor is very hoppy--bitter, with some citrus and pine flavors. This is a good ’un.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8284) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 4, 2016
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Fruity citric hops, light pithy notes, some sweet toffee malts, and mild-moderate lingering bitterness. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9239) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 2, 2016
On tap at City Beer. Pours amber with a modest off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a full-bodied pale malt flavor with a nicely bitter finish.

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