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Stone 5th Anniversary IPA

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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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5141) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 20, 2002
Very Hoppy. A little íbigí tasting, so it isnít as quenching as a lot of other IPAís. Great Flavor, though.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 12, 2002
Bottle. A hearty amber color with a white head. Rich, full, chewy, sour, hoppy, pine, citrus and smooth middle.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - NOV 24, 2002
whoe hops are there, malt quickly calms the hops. finnishes with a nice combnation of the maltiness and hops

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2002
Scrumptious! Starts off thick and sweet and creamy and becomes super hopped (as expected). The malt and hop combo is like an intricate dance - they tend to play and wrestle with each other throughout. Didnít notice the strong alcohol til I stood up - "whoa!" Typical Stone quality.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2003
Big hop nose. Hops , hops, and more hops throughout, balanced quite nicely with just the right amount of malt. Another hit from Stone.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2003
Pours with a big rocky lacey head. Aroma bursting with chocolate chip cookies, apples, pears, and of course hops. Body is very robust and caramel malty. Great sweet and bitter balance finishes sticky, bitter and dry with some grainy off-flavors. Hides it alcohol well. Good complexity. Everything was great except for the finish, but that could be a result of it not aging as well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5335) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2004
Poured a hazy orange color with a very small head that diminished quickly and left a few bubbles on the top but it didnít leave any lacing. Malty sweet (caramel), and light hop aroma. Malty taste up front, could be slightly oxidized, and it finishes with a bitter citrus hop taste. Possibly slightly past itís prime, yet still packs a nice bitterness which I had been looking for. Thanks Marc!

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 Iíve 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 Iím 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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