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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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2002
More impressive than the regular Stone IPA IMHO. A deep piney, spicy, citric and earthy hop aroma and flavor finishing with excellent hop bitterness. The malt backbone keeps this from being one demensional. Not quite as balanced as Lagunitas, but still a worthy effort. Alcohol not at all apparent. Fairly typical deep amber color and a minimal off-white head.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Sweet aroma of hops and caramel malt.Flavor is of citrus hops and toasted malt charcater.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2005
It was nice to able to try this beer, considering it is a retired and very rare beer. A special thanks to Chris for a sample of the brew. I also tried the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Anniversary beers last night but those had gone far south, so I didnít rate them. It was nice to try those beers as well though. Thanks again Chris. I found the 5th anniversary to be a pretty lovely beer overall. Light golden. The aroma had a pleasant buttery, sugary, caramel like malt scent with hints of subdued hops (peach). A nice melded malt flavor has taken shape that gives notes of honey, butter, dough and caramel along with a light hop flavor. Old but still pretty great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Cleveland locals 2-26-05. Golden orange color with a dusty hop nose. Bottle was a few years old. Lost some of the bitterness but still tasty. Thanks Zekenhoe.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10602) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Bottle... Almost four years old...RBSG2005... Hazy orange ale with a small, khaki head. Good retention. Although the hops have probably mellowed over the past four years, there are still some wonderful notes of grapefruit, pineapple, evergreen, toffee and orange peel wafting from the glass. Thereís still a decent hop bite on the palate, but the caramel malt has seized control. Full-bodied and oily with lively carbonation. Lengthy, mostly sweet, but somewhat bitter finish. Still a great brew, but I bet it was even better in itís prime.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3848) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2016
22oz bottle 9/24/16 Stone Anniversary 4pk (Binnyís-Plainfield)-42į 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thechasm442 (774) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Poured in a tulip. Hazy Amber orange with a nice white head and good lacing. Aroma is oranges, melon, pine, grapefruit, tropical fruit and caramel. Taste is pine resin, mango, orange, grapefruit, caramel, and juicy tropical flavors. Itís the perfect ipa 15 years ago. Juicy and semi dry. Really great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2535) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2016
650ml bottle from Rayís in Tosa, shared with bananabi11. 8/17/2016 bottle date, so less than a month old. Perfect pour; very clear orangey copper with clingy lacing. Aroma has raw cascade hops; tangy pine, citrus and some other fruits. Taste is citrus, some pine, some caramel and some chewy resin. Medium bodied or a touch heavier. Some alcohol. The blend is very good. Finishes more bitter than bittersweet. Very tasty, not as extreme as Stone stuff will get, although easy to see a basis for Stone IPA. 14.3

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

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
For a hop head this is heaven, for anyone else this could be hell. In order to keep this short i will say only one more word: HOPS!!!!!


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