Changed (462) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2007
bottle. poured a nearly clear golden color. off-white foamy head, fairly long lasting. distinct smell of pine and something like grapefruit. very drinkable, but probably because of its age. still a good beer. Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2005
Citrus and fermented fruit w/ hints of barnyard ( i think that it went south) on the nose... Big bitter, citrus, w/ soury fermented fruit... Major effervescence and light, it poured a cloudy orange w/ yellow hues, very thin head and slight lacing. Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 25, 2003
Had on draught at the Stuffed Sandwich on July 25th, 2003 - Day 25 of Blake's Beer Month™bigbeersrule (113) - USA - OCT 1, 2003
It was a true treat to find 3rd through 6th anniversary on draught - many thanks to Sam for providing these to the public...Of the third through fifth anniversary IPAs, the third is by far the best of the three. It pours with a small white head and a beautiful orange glow. The aroma is very hoppy with an intoxicating sweetness and a hint of dough/bread. The beer is clear with a small bit of carbonation. The flavor is magnificent - not the over the top hops you'd expect from a Stone Anniversary IPA, but still quite hoppy - features a long lasting flavor of hops, malt and very nicely masked alcohol. Top notch stuff, easily the best of the anniversary brews - which is a shame since it wasn't bottled and is all but impossible to find.
I recently was lucky enough to have a bottle of this beer at a friends house. It is aging wonderfully and is developing a much better balance. It has enough hops in it to age it for years to come though. loseratheart (110) - USA - APR 2, 2006
Strong hoppy flavor. Head disappates quickly with some lace. Very strong taste, gets better as time goes by. Pours a light orange color. Average in my opinon.
twistedviews (75) - California, USA - JUN 26, 2009
high amount of hops, a little strong but good tasting. same with effect. good high alcohol volume for high hops. valcanan (12) - Apple Valley, California, USA - AUG 17, 2003
The third anniversary IPA has a orange color and has a light hoppy aroma and flavor. It's hoppy flavor is less than the fourth or fifth anniversary.