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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 181   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34953) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2005
[Sampled twice 3 and 3 years old] An unclear orange beer with a small white head. The aroma is rather hoppy with some alfa acid and oranges as well as a slight sourness. The flavor is somewhat sour - probably the age - but also malty and quite hoppy - the hops still bites the tongue though. The body is quite thick with some impression from the alcohol. Just as the 3rd and 4th anniversarys, this is clearly over its prime, but still a good brew - Id have loved to taste it fresh.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (15820) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2002
Chewy, hoppy, very oily and resiny but turning slightly unbalanced with too much caramel flavour to really let the hops do their thing (in the back half and finish, I mean, thus reducing refreshment and drinkability, like Shadallion said).

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (14460) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle shared Sebletitje @ Sebletitjes 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
argo0 (13434) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2002
Babys got bite!! Excellent (and extreme) grapefruit-pine hoppiness permeates the aroma and the flavor, placing this hophead well on the road to Nirvana. There is some maltiness to keep this beer from becoming unbalanced. Cloudy orange with minimal head.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (13060) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2006 Hazy golden ale with thick white head on pour but collapses quickly. Sweet musky aroma and oranges. Sweet malty with light citrus, fruity, blended and smooth. Well balanced and delicious. (Sept. 2004)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11774) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2005
Tasted as part of a vertical including the 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Anniversary beer (big thanks to egadzis!). Poured a medium amber color with a small off white head. Kind of a musty/earthy aroma with some citrus. A little buttery as well. Tastes of citrus, caramel, sugar and a touch of honey. Still some hop presence after the years. I enjoyed the tastes more than the aroma. Past its prime, but I enjoyed the tastes and was glad I had a chance to try this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (11497) - Sborg, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2005
Bottled: Golden coloured. Murky. Light brown head. Hops, herbs and light prunes in the aroma. This beer definately is a bit over the top. Grapish and hoppy flavour. The sourish notes is dominant and last into the end, where a sharp grapish bitterness finishes the beer. This might have been quite a treat, but here 4 years after the brewing is quite ordinary

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 02/02/2002
Mode: Bottle
Source: Belmont Station, Portland

Clear amber, fine white head, drippy lace, sweet carael malt aroma with lots of fresh citrus hops, big bold and bitter, slightly alcoholic at first, big malt body, slight sweetness, bitter finish that lasts until the following week, awesome
-------- /> Date: 01/27/2006

well hopped sweet carmel malt aroma, big sweet piney malt flavor, nice bitter finish

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 18/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ***4

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10707) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Bottle... Almost four years old...RBSG2005... Hazy orange ale with a small, khaki head. Good retention. Although the hops have probably mellowed over the past four years, there are still some wonderful notes of grapefruit, pineapple, evergreen, toffee and orange peel wafting from the glass. Theres still a decent hop bite on the palate, but the caramel malt has seized control. Full-bodied and oily with lively carbonation. Lengthy, mostly sweet, but somewhat bitter finish. Still a great brew, but I bet it was even better in its prime.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (10442) - 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.


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