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RATINGS: 183   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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3.5
Capa (3628) - DC, Washington DC, 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.

3.9
Ngejo (1000) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - NOV 9, 2016
Tap. Hazy, orange, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, & bitter finish.

3.9
thepatrickman (1503) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2016
On draft at the Earth Eagle. This captures that classic "West Coast" DIPA malt profile, with just a little bit of clean sweetness but otherwise nothing to interfere with the hops. Which is nice, because the hop profile is really interesting. My initial thought was "candy" -- the hops have a sweet orange, pine and spruce flavor that are pretty different from the trendier hop profiles on the market these days. Good stuff.

3.7
radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2016
Draft at Stone Brewing Richmond. Poured an clear amber-orange color with a small white head. Aroma was notes of pine, citrus. Light malts. Flavor was smooth, with some grassy notes. Alcohol is pretty well masked. Citrus and some grassy bitterness dominate this one. A maltier and hoppier version of their IPA.

3.9
drfabulous (8818) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Draught at Arcadium. Bitter and grassy with some pine notes. Dark orange and hoppy.

3.3
User134089 (1644) - - NOV 5, 2016
Type: 22-oz. bottle Glass: Hawai‘i Bowl shaker pint glass From: Costco in Fashion Valley (San Diego), Calif. Price: $19.99 (for a variety 4-pack) Purchased: Oct. 20, 2016 Consumed: Oct. 20, 2016 Reviewed as: American Double / Imperial IPA Misc.: Bottled Aug. 17, 2016; 2016 release, 2001 label Had been wanting to pick up this Stone 20th Anniversary 4-pack and finally saw it for the first time at Costco for $19.99. Done. No idea about this one, but giving it a shot from scratch. Poured a copper amber clear color with two fingers of grayish frothy head. Nice steady stream of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Good uneven lacing. Decent retention. (Sight - 3.75) A lot of different flavors coming through the nose on the initial whiff. Got herbal, bitter pine, slightly spoiled fruit, citrus rind, onion, hints of resin and caramel. Can’t really pick out the hops, maybe Cascade if anything. No hiding that 8.50 pct. ABV. Doesn’t quite work overall. (Smell - 3.50) Taste followed the nose for the most part. Lots of different flavors coming in, but no real balance. Getting herbal, bitter sugary pine, earthy citrus rind, spoiled fruit, green onions, leafy vegetables, spoiled orange peel, hints of red grapefruit, maybe some red apple, caramel malts and light menthol. Very boozy. (Taste - 3.75) Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Earthy, bitter finish. (Feel - 3.50) Was back and forth on this one, eventually settling on a 3.75 for an overall score over a 3.50. Some good and bad here. I’m sure this was phenomenal in 2001, but it is not in 2016. (Overall - 3.75) 3.67 83 B

3.7
Braudog (6902) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2016
Bottle. Ruddy orange, quite active, nice firm top. There’s a bit of caramel in here, but there’s also an assertive pine-meets-fruit bitterness in the leading role. Quite nice. (#6392, 11/1/2016)

3.6
beerbaaron (1997) - Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Beautiful clear dark amber with a white head. Quite bitter. Pretty standard these days I guess. But good.

3.5
deyholla (12589) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2016
On tap at the Red Cow North Loop. Pours a clear light orange with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of bread, grain and grass with a bit of earthy bitter citrus backing. Flavor has bitter citrus and grass up front with a grain backbone.

3.8
MarinEvelyn (852) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2016
A rich, burndt orange golden color. Strong hoppiness. Bitter and dry. Quality hops.


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