bigbeersrule (115) - USA - OCT 1, 2003
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. 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. 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 (398) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 25, 2003
Had on draught at the Stuffed Sandwich on July 25th, 2003 - Day 25 of Blake's Beer Month™alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2006
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.
On draft at the Stone Winter Storm. Aroma was sweet; citrus hops, pine and fruit. Flavor was much of the same. Found it very complex, and unusual for an IPA. Mellow, smooth flavor, despite the complexity. Very good.
Changed (463) - 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. Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2003
Wow cant believe I found this, my first rateing. Can promis the scores will be spot on but here we go.
"Translucent orange/copper with a tan greasy head. Strong hops (Im guessing thats what they must be, orange rind, medicine, pine.)and caramel. Very bitter and coppery flavor but stangley enjoyable. Leaves a bready aftertaste with more bitterness"
Previous to this beer I had not liked IPA's, I always thought they tasted like a mouth full of pennies, but this one was so much, so bitter, so "GYARGGGHH" I fell in love with the style. Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Poured cloudy orange with a tan head. The aroma still had a slight floral notes. Taste still had some hop bite but of course no where near what it was. Slightly oxidized with a slight spiciness and a sweet bread taste. Still mildly bitter but more malt. Thanks Chris for breaking this out. Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Bottled, extra special thanks to Chris for the bottle! Poured clear coppery amber (at least initially) with a short cap of off-white head.. left a dusting and some looser bubbles around the edge. The aroma picked up sweet, warmer grapefruit with what seemed like sweet Amarillo hoppage.. some spicy notes and caramel as well. The flavor had lots of grapefruit and floral notes at the core, with spicy and floral bitterness surrounding.. drier grassy notes with a sweet finish. A tad shy of medium-bodied with very enjoyable spicy notes.. long, rather oxidized finish (as-expected), which I thought worked alright this far along. Very glad to have tried this! Sickboy282 (1116) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009 Bottle found at bev mo in 2004?!...!?!?!?! I know.... It sounds crazy....Pours a hazy amber hue with a small white head. Aromas of raisins, pine and pepper. Flavors of old hops, maple, and is fairly malty.