Zymurgeist2 (2363) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Tap at Harry’s Hofbrau. Citrus nose folk mates with slight pine. Slight hazed copper-gold with full white head that fades to a dusting with large patterns down side. Flavor is mix of citrus and pine. Moderate bitterness and cloying aspects in the end. Side by side with the 10 year anniversary and this was the winner. Schroppfy (2362) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2002
The palate here is amazing; almost oily, definitely resiny. Wonderful hopped aroma, piney, but also softened somehow in the aroma and mouthfeel by the malts, as Ramsdell has so aptly noted. Sampled at the start not as cold as usual, so I found it nearly clear with a small amount of suspended hop particulate. legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2002
Deep apricot color; Head was minimal and whispy; caramel nose. Resiny and dry, dry, dry. Puckers the cheeks. Bready- would be great with some grape jam! Smooth across the tongue. Little effervescence. Hint of rye? Surely not. csaso (2321) - 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 Mads Langtved (2240) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2005
Orange, hazy, unclear. No head. Citrus aroma. Quite dusty. Sour and bitter simultaneously. The hoppy finish is still intact in spite of the age of the bottle. Good beer.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Clear golden-orange body with a clean, white, tight uniform head. Buttery, nutty malt quality and some nice subtle stone fruits that are the signature of Stone IPAs in my book. Nice citrus and woody hops still come through strong, especially in the finish. More compelling than Stone 3rd and 4th. Like aged Ruination. Thanks to cquiroga for sharing a trifecta of Stone Anniversary IPAs.
BeerLimey (2155) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2003
2001: Heavily clouded, atumnal rust. Intense tropical fruit and freshly baked cookie aroma, prevalant hoppy oils. Sweet buttery shortbread intro and tropical fruits provide a nice cushion against the citric bitter finish. Plenty of hops but plenty of balance too. I tasted this next to a Ruination and the 5th definitely has more yeast complexities, although that may have something to do with the fact that it was 18 months old. scraff (2125) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2002
This IPA ranks right up there with the best of them. This beer actually took a bite out of me! I was picking hop cones out of my teeth for the rest of the night. Great stuff if you can get your hands on it. All hopheads should get some ASAP. Enjoy. zoucrew102 (2104) - - OCT 16, 2016
Bomber. Grapefruit citrus hop aroma with notes of dank pine resiny hops. Pours amber colored with a large, soapy off white head that has excellent retention and a little bit of lacing. Starts with grapefruit hop citrus and acidity before dank resiny hops begin to take over. Finishes very dry and very bitter with astringent piney hop resin bitterness that lingers on the palate long after each sip. Not one of stone’s best IPAs. 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.