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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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

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3.8
Gluepot (685) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2016
Not a home run for a Stone double. A well laced white had on a clear light amber body. Nose features malt, dank and fruity hops. Hops are a nice mix of grapefruit, floral and semi-astringent earthy tones, but not as juicy and fresh as some Stone products. The malt is chewy, caramel and biscuit. A touch of pepper in there somewhere. A nice mid-density body and mid to low carbonation. Meh.

3.6
scotchzombie (608) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Great aroma. Hoppy fresh. Bittersweet. Boozy. Tropical. No head. Pale orange. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
davidezdonz (571) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - NOV 25, 2016
A 22 oz bomber, bottled on 25th August 2016, to be enjoyed by 23rd November 2016 (drank on the 26th, so I’m three days late). Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. It poured a clear copper amber colour with a big three finger white head with pretty good retention and nice lacing. Aromas of citrus zest mostly mandarin and lemon, grapefruit, pine, biscuity malt and flowery. Tastes biscuity malt, light caramel sweetness, mandarin, orange zest bitterness, a hint of tropical mango and peach, with a light floral and herbal element. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall I was not impressed with my first sip, BUT actually, this got a lot better the more I drank it. Its not too sweet and not too bitter in my opinion, which seems to be a rare thing with Double IPAs these days. I enjoyed it, especially the more I had.

3.8
csaso (2328) - Missouri, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle - good size foamy head, medium copper/orange color, big grapefruit hop aroma and flavor, moderate bready malt backbone, fairly juicy/danky finish, very good overall

4
thorongil2 (3346) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2016
(Tap) hazy, bright golden amber colour with a tall white head; aroma of tropical fruit, resin; intense, balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish

4.1
sebletitje (10282) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2016
Bomber via trade in Brussels, thanks Beercation. Orange, col blanc épais et crémeux. Arôme offre un bouquet plaisant et chargé en houblons type C. Agrumes et résineux à souhait plus petite douceur malt arrivant en rétro-nasal. Palais est malté, cara pale, houblonné avec un alcool réchauffant. Houblonné bien en évidence mais gardant une signature Stone axé un peu plus sur le malt et flagship des IPÄ il ya 15 ans. Note pêche et abricot et effervescence parfait moyenne-faible mettant en evidence les houblons.

3.8
77ships (10770) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2016
Thank you Sebletitje. Bomber sampled @ Sebletitje’s Farewell Tasting. Clear orange with a creamy off-white head. Nose is very mellow onion hop, pine, some biscuit malt, vague sugar even, pine oil, orange peel. Taste is easy orange peel, mandarin, very mild hay, low pine resin, easy dried mandarin peel, biscuit malt. Bit malty body-wise some mandarin peel. Very mellow by current standard, interesting to try this blast from the past. This must have been a harsh IPA back in the day, these days this barely even qualifies as an APA. Good but too mild for me, could have used more hop. Interesting look at how things used to be.

4.2
Benzai (16528) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle shared Sebletitje @ Sebletitje’s Farewell tasting. Clear light orange color, medium sized off-white head. Aroma and flavor are malts, very hoppy, sticky hops, lightly fruity, resinous and piney bitter, firm heavy bitterness.

3.5
ElManana (2079) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle shared @ Sebletitje’s Farewell tasting, shared by Sebletitje, thanks! Light floral, hoppy, pretty nice but I expect more from Stone.

3.5
Capa (3396) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Orange with a white head. Aggressive hop profile overwhelmed the tastebuds leaving only the bitter remnants of a powerful IPA. Some sweetness in the finish. Could use a bit more finesse but it fit its era quite well.


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