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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IndianaRed (3845) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3511) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2006
This pours a cloudy amber. The aroma is full of dried apricots and a slight pine from the hops. Itís a touch grainy. The malt drops out quickly but bitterness lingers nicely.

   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; thatís probably because a lot of the hop flavors/aromas come from the dry hopping (which doesnít impart much bitterness, if any at all).

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3467) - 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 itís prime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (3438) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2008
22oz bottle thanks to mark!.... cloudy orange and caramel brown pour with a thin very light brown head.... caramel malts, somewhat biscuity in nature, dominated the nose. very little life left in the hops at this point... flavors were sweet and biscuity, semi-oxidized caramel malts with a tough of bitterness towards the end but nothing substantial. above average mouthfeel. as others noted, wish i could have had this fresh but glad to have tried it anyhow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (3272) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Bottle shared by EDA as part of a complete vertical. Better than 3rd and 4th anny, though that isnít exactly a hard thing to do. A bit more hoppy than the previous wet rag tasting beers, less oxidized of course, but there is still plenty of cardboard and aluminum. Mildly bitter, bright. Some corn sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2004 On to the good stuff. Big earthy taste, like a dried fruit salad. Orange, lime and peaches were prodominate here. Follow that up with a molasses yeast thing. Finish was a nice smoked apricot and chocolate. Canít wait to bust open the 3L now. Re-rated off of the 3L. Much of the same flavors with a less oxidized taste than the 22 oz.

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