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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2003
- cloudy orange/copper color, nice thick white head, lace, dry-hoppy aroma, mixed with slightly sweet malt, nice hop-malt mix (blends well), slight astringency that tickles the nose; flavor starts on the tongue with a malty sweetness and then a hop explosion, bitter and dry, flavors blend well but not as much as in the regular IPA, huge hop flavor (impressive that the malt and hops blend as well as they do), smooth with a touch of creaminess

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Citrus and pine aroma Poured clear orange/red with a medium tan head that lasts. Flavor was strong citrus and pine with bitter hop trailing. Full thick mouth feel and nice dry hop bite. Much better balance than that of the 4th anniversary IPA.

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).

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adamlau (76) - California, USA - DEC 22, 2001
Huge fruit-intense aroma that effectively masks the relatively high alcohol content of this hops-head brew. Short, bitter front. Sweet mid with a very pronounced hop-kick-and-a-jump. Crisp, bitter, lasting finish. Lingering hop palate.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - JUN 23, 2003
Great IPA. Wish I'd been there for the 4th anniversary. Good luck finding any of this outside of Southern Cal. Light amber color belies the aggressive hop and malt flavors. However, the power of this ale in the mouth still doesn't accurately represent the high alcohol content. A masterful job of balancing high malt and hop contents.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ucsbdude (68) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - MAY 11, 2002
The hoppy aroma overwhelms you when you first open the bottle.Rich and complex in taste with hints of pine.An excellent IPA.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hotchick (20) - Delaware, USA - MAY 17, 2004
This beer is truly an original. I am honored to have had the opportunity to taste this one. The aroma was very alcoholic with tremendous caramel and citrus undertones. The flavor was malty with a slightly bitter finish. Overall this was a top quality IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drinkerofbeers (18) - California, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Thanks alot to Sam from the Stuffed Sandwich for this gem. The aroma of hops was gone from the nose but you could still taste them on long finish. It was mellow and slightly citrusy with nice sweet spices. not alot of carbonation but still an all around excellent beer. in my experience BIG ipas are best enjoyed within the first three years.Wish i could’ve had it a few years back.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonsack3399 (8) - El Cajon, California, USA - FEB 1, 2002 does not count
so far the only IPA I enjoy more the the regular IPA

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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