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RATINGS: 134   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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2005
For being four years old this still has quite a hoppy punch. This was getting some cardboard qulaities to it and becoming somewhat astringent, though. There were still nice signs of the grapefruity hops, balanced out by the toffee flavored malts. Decent beer, Iím sure it was better a couple years ago.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2005
RBSG 05. Very hazy murky pure orange with an ok light beige head which fades a bit. Lots of harsh citrus and pine hop aromas. Very sticky mouthfeel from the malt, but the hops dominate all the way on this one. Flavor is also somewhat harsh and metallic even. The hops have turned it almost grassy with some pine-sol. Harsh finish. Probably a lot better when it was fresh. Im surprised how much hops were still left in this beer though.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 18, 2002
Been waiting for this puppy for awhile, and I didnít find it as scintillating at the Fourth Anniversary version, but its still pretty good. Enormous hoppy aromas that really attacks the nose. Big time bitterness here, start to finish, but the malt wonít completely capitulate the hops. It WILL kick your ass (trust me) so watch out. Re rate: had this a couple times since I first had it, and it gets less impressive every time around. Low drinkability quotient and starts to taste pretty disgusting by the end of a bottle. Dropped quickly from the ranks of the top IPAs.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Poursa golden hue with a small, slight off-white head. Aroams of whiskey and stale hops. Flavors of the same with a decent bitterness, yet isnít the beer I was hoping for. Thanks chris..

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
Bottle shared by someone at "Drink for Charity" event at Rattle N Hum. Hazy amber golden beer. Aroma is still oxidized but there is a bit of musty character coming up from the back. Quite dry, but there does seem to be a fair bit of malt character left. Sweet but a little bit hoppy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (2573) - Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2016
22oz bomber from the stone 5/10/15/20 anniversary pack. 8/17/16 date. Appearance is hazy light orange. Aroma is floral hops, caramel. Smells like its way older than the date indicates. Taste starts with some bitterness, lots of malt. Floral and pine, stale hops. Was looking forward to picking up this set and I am not impressed with how old it is. Purchased yesterday, just started arriving at stores two days ago and itís 5 weeks old. Stone pushes the enjoy by series but lets this ipa set sit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4744) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2005
Nice big sample from 3-litre bottle at RBSG. Nice big pop when the magnum is opened indicates a little pressure still, thatís nice! Big orangy-solid body with a bit of visible yeast and surprisingly durable head...nose quite oxidized though reasonably pleasant, moderately malty with light dry hoppiness....body is lightly smoky, fairly full, piney and citrusy with some rustic honey....thin dry finish really shows the age. Great once Iím sure, but just OK now.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle Shared By EDA, thank you Mike. Pours an orange body with a thin white lacing. Mil due, oxidation, cardboard, raisin and caramel with a note of pine.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IndianaRed (3791) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle at the ďDrink for CharityĒ event at Rattle & Hum thanks to Mike who brought a vertical from 2nd to 12th. Pours a hazy amber with brown highlights and a thin white head. Plums, old prunes, caramel. Similar to the 2nd through 4th in that any hoppiness has fallen off. Rather light. Very oxidized.


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