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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2002
This is a great brew!. I just had an Avery’s IPA prior it had more hops. This one was much more balanced. I’d buy it any time it was available at a reasonable price( $4-$6) per 22oz.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
igneous1 (1504) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2003
beautiful copper color with an off-white head that lasted the entire beer. HUGE aroma very well-balanced between the caramel malts and hops. aroma didnt have tremendous citrus/pine qualities, but was more along the line of a resin. flavor was dominated mostly by a grapefruit with a very long bitter aftertaste. awesome beer...thanks to the Silky one for this!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Probably the sweetest of all the Stone IPAs I've had. Nice biting aroma and flavor but very drinkable. The best "in your face" IPA I've ever had. More like a double IPA. Excellent. Sort of one-dimensional in flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 19, 2004
UPDATED: APR 13, 2004 Bottle. Cloudy amber brown color with off-white head. Very nice lacing. Aroma of high hops and a caramel sugar malt. Palet is an excellent balance of heavy hops with a sweet citrus malt. I really like this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2004
Sweet, candy-like aroma balanced with herbal/floral hops. Orange/yellow/tan coloured body with plenty of suspended yeast. White head reduces to a lasting cover. MIld citrus (grapefruit/lemon) melds with the malty sweet dominant flavour very well. Smooth creamy mouthfeel with extremely fine carbonation. Very beautifully blended. Bottle enjoyed with beerbuzzmontreal, lubiere, MartinT and Rastacouere.

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.

4.2
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Millhouse130 (1) - USA - MAR 4, 2005 does not count
Simply delicious. Balanced. Flavorful. Clean and refreshing. One of the best beers I’ve ever tasted. I want more.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
soulassasin (3) - San Marcos, California, USA - FEB 18, 2007 does not count
I had the pleasure and privilege of tasting this bottle of 5th anniversary IPA a friend had kept in the back of the pantry for 4+ years. The malt character really over ran the hops at this point, although after 4 years I’m ok with slightly oxidized rather then "turned to vinegar" that sometimes comes with over aged beers. Overall pretty damn tasty, all things considered.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Bottle from the 2008 Stone Winter Storm Appearance is clear orange/honey hue, thin layer of creamy bubbles dissipates to a ring, moderate lacing Smell is pine and citrus hops, considerable malts, some sugary fruits and light spices Taste is moderate pine hops with big malts stepping out, light syrupy fruits in the background, finishes oily and bitter, quite delicious Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, syrupy smooth texture, and smooth carbonation Drinkability is high, the 5th has considerably more of a malt presence than the 4th, but both have aged extremely well with good balance and flavors, I look forward to trying this again at the next Storm


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