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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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Bottle - Thanks to eyedrinkale for breaking out this one from the cellar. Cloudy, amber-peach color with a creamy white head that lingered well. Rich, sweet roasted malt aromas balanced with citrus and piney hops. Sweet, caramel malt flavors, lime, orange, tart and hoppy with spruce and lots of bitterness. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Though this one was over two years old, I still found it to be one delicious double IPA!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1773) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Pours a golden amber color with a white head. Citrus, floral, pine, dank hop and biscuit aroma. Mango, grapefruit, papaya, pine, floral, caramel, dank hop and biscuit flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a citrus, hop and pine finish. Very nice, better than the regular IPA and Ruination.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2001
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2005 Wow, I wish I had the previous 4 years so that I could be prepared for the tremendous amount of hops. Bad news though, this is the last year they are making it. If anyone wants to know what pure hopps taste like have this. Its got more hopps than michael jordan. This is the most powerful beer for taste and smell. They should sell it at dairy queen cause its a freakin treat. Ok, I have a great comparison here. If you have ever tasted the sediment at the bottom of a homebrew , that is kind of what this tastes like, and if you have ever made a homebrew, it smells exactly like it does when you first start cooking the hopps.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (1708) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Draft at Bittercreek... Pours lightly hazed orange with a firm white head. Citrusy hops with a bit of catty nose.. More malty than I would have guessed, but 15 years ago, this was probably pretty ground breaking. Now seems a little tame... Still super stoked that I got a chance to try the redux.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
At the Brewery, deep oarange pour with thick off white head. The nose is subdued grassy and floral hops, probably due to age. The flavor is similar with a malt influence. Wish I could have had this fresh.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Cloudy copperish color, hoppy aroma. Nice hop initial taste, with a beautiful bittersweet aftertaste,every swallow you get a fresh taste of hops and a malt sweetness, with a wnderful bitter film coating the tongue

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zoucrew102 (1555) - - 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 stones best IPAs.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
igneous1 (1535) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2003
beautiful copper color with an off-white head that lasted the entire beer. HUGE aroma very well-balanced between the caramel malts and hops. aroma didnt have tremendous citrus/pine qualities, but was more along the line of a resin. flavor was dominated mostly by a grapefruit with a very long bitter aftertaste. awesome beer...thanks to the Silky one for this!

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

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ACHops (1476) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2017
22 oz bomber, part of the encore anniversary 4-pack. Served in a tulip glass, pours hazy deep orange amber with thin lacy off-white head. Aroma is sweet syrupy lightly toasted caramel malt, hops are floral but relatively muted. Taste is thick, bright juicy caramel malt, dank citrus throughout, super clean dry biscuity finish. This is an old school, west coast DIPA, doing the style Stone does best. I know this isnt the trend du jour, but man, what a textbook classic style... imagine a Pliny or Green Flash (or Stone...) IPA circa 2000, thats what we have here. Love the encore series too, really cool that Stone can revisit classics from their catalog and update as needed.


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