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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2006
Big thanks to KP for this treat. Been fridged the whole time. Poured a clear golden amber color. Hoppy aroma was earthy and citrusy. With a fair amount of toffee. Caramel malty flavor. Malt had that "aged"/oxidized presence. But not real distracting. Still had a good amount of hop flavor running through. Light bitterness on the finish. Held up very well. Damn happy to have tried it and not disappointed.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (4148) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Out of the 3 litre bottle at the 2005 RBSG. Murky orange with big foamy head. Nose of old hops. Flavors of oxidized beer and dried fruit, with the citrus nature of the hops still identifiable. The hops are showing their age, and add my name to the chorus that say if you still have one of these, it isn’t getting any better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2008 [bottle - 22 oz] Dark orange pour with not much of a head or carbonation. Aroma is dry hops and some sour notes. I was beginning to think this bad boy had turned on me. After tasting it, I realize that it had. The flavor was not awful but it was a little off. Sour and dry hops with some citrus and a very grassy finish. I wish I would’ve drank it earlier, and I can’t in good conscience give it a low rating, although it tasted similar to the Ruination.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (3943) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Draft at Bitter Creek. Very smooth for a double, light bodied. In resinous aroma. Back in the day this was probably a nitching DIpA, but mild by today’s standards.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3851) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2016
22oz bottle 9/24/16 Stone Anniversary 4pk (Binny’s-Plainfield)-42° In Shaker-Pours orange with a small white head. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste of the same with citrus and more malt on the back end. This medium bodied brew is not as hoppy as their later offering but still darn tasty. Thanks for re-releasing.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IndianaRed (3802) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 15, 2016
On Tap at BitterCreek, Boise Clear deep golden/orange Full and lasting off-white head and thick sheets of lacing. Light toasted malts Muted hoppiness. Faded from age or just not so bright and fresh as I was hoping. Chemically and bitter at the end and just not so pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2001
Soft, smooth, and INTENSELY hopped... makes the eyes water. Piney, grassy, and earthy. Malt is not as discernible. High alcohol is hidden pretty well behind the hops. Somewhat bitter in the finish, but not as bitter as one would think with such a hoppy beer; that’s probably because a lot of the hop flavors/aromas come from the dry hopping (which doesn’t impart much bitterness, if any at all).

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3501) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2006
This pours a cloudy amber. The aroma is full of dried apricots and a slight pine from the hops. It’s a touch grainy. The malt drops out quickly but bitterness lingers nicely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2004
Hazy orange color, thin white head with fair lacing. Green hops aroma with biscuity malt, very perfumy. Flavor of green hops, spices, malt and caramel. Bitter finish. Light to medium body, creamy texture and soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3458) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Thanks to kp for bringing this gem from his cellar! I expected to search for this one for several more years. Pours a medium orange color with a decent head and enough body in this 4 year old IPA to lace a bit. Muted hop aroma as would be expected, allowing the malt to come through. Earthy malt flavor with some hints of pine. Nice, deeply bitter dry finish, that can only make me imagine what this was like in it’s prime.


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