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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7616) - Alexandria, 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (7118) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Draught at Arcadium. Bitter and grassy with some pine notes. Dark orange and hoppy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (1520) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Type: 22-oz. bottle Glass: Hawaii 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. Cant really pick out the hops, maybe Cascade if anything. No hiding that 8.50 pct. ABV. Doesnt 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. Im sure this was phenomenal in 2001, but it is not in 2016. (Overall - 3.75) 3.67 83 B

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6494) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2016
Bottle. Ruddy orange, quite active, nice firm top. Theres a bit of caramel in here, but theres also an assertive pine-meets-fruit bitterness in the leading role. Quite nice. (#6392, 11/1/2016)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1998) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (10709) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinEvelyn (847) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2016
A rich, burndt orange golden color. Strong hoppiness. Bitter and dry. Quality hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brigg (643) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2016
(Bottle) Clear orange body, small to medium, dissipating off-white head. Orange and pine aroma. Flavor of resin, orange, fruity, sweet artificial grape cough syrup, and wood; strong alcohol. Full bodied; very sticky mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (5015) - Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2016
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/17/2016. Pours crystal clear deep orange/light copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of huge grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, lemon/orange rind, pepper, pine, honey, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while, Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky/resinous, and creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding DIPA! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. Very similar to Stone IPA as expected; but a bit more sweet/malty and fuller bodied. Still has the same sticky/resin dryness and drinkability of the regular beer, at the higher ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dinkle50 (1405) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2016
Clear golden pour with a thin, single finger head, lace present. Aroma of flowery hops, mostly pine and grapefruit. Full bodied. Taste is grapefruit and pine with a bitter finish. Hints of two row malt and a bit of caramel. Lingering grapefruit bitterness. A lot like Stone IPA, but way hoppier. Great beer.


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