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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 190   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (10902) - 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.

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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
j12601 (9929) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle at the Drink for Charity event at Rattle & Hum thanks to Mike who brought a vertical from 2nd to 12th. Pours a hazy amber with brown highlights and a thin white head. Plums, old prunes, caramel. Similar to the 2nd through 4th in that any hoppiness has fallen off. Rather light. Very oxidized.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9822) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 2, 2016
On tap at City Beer. Pours amber with a modest off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a full-bodied pale malt flavor with a nicely bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (9706) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2016
Bomber via trade in Brussels, thanks Beercation. Orange, col blanc pais et crmeux. Arme offre un bouquet plaisant et charg en houblons type C. Agrumes et rsineux souhait plus petite douceur malt arrivant en rtro-nasal. Palais est malt, cara pale, houblonn avec un alcool rchauffant. Houblonn bien en vidence mais gardant une signature Stone ax un peu plus sur le malt et flagship des IP il ya 15 ans. Note pche et abricot et effervescence parfait moyenne-faible mettant en evidence les houblons.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9653) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2004
(3 years old): Bustling grapefruits diversifying the hearty and traditional malt cookie dough...Crunchy oranges illuminating a few alcohol rivulets quietly passing by...Mindbogglingly tasty with a piece of St-Eusbe (Qubcois semi-hard rind cheese), this talented actor possesses a range of emotions which is really a pleasure to witness...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
Bottle shared by someone at "Drink for Charity" event at Rattle N Hum. Hazy amber golden beer. Aroma is still oxidized but there is a bit of musty character coming up from the back. Quite dry, but there does seem to be a fair bit of malt character left. Sweet but a little bit hoppy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (9012) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2016
18/XI/16 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ Sebs Farewell Tasting (Eugenes place) - bottled: VIII/25/16 (2016-1318) Thanks to Sebletitje for sharing the bottle!

Clear orange beer, small aery head, almost non existing. Aroma: very resinous, hoppy, bit sweet, some caramel, malty touch, dank and sweet. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, pretty dank, resinous, lots of sweet caramel, malty, slightly fruity. Aftertaste: sweet touch, lovely bitterness. Nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (8945) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2016
Thank you Sebletitje. Bomber sampled @ Sebletitjes Farewell Tasting. Clear orange with a creamy off-white head. Nose is very mellow onion hop, pine, some biscuit malt, vague sugar even, pine oil, orange peel. Taste is easy orange peel, mandarin, very mild hay, low pine resin, easy dried mandarin peel, biscuit malt. Bit malty body-wise some mandarin peel. Very mellow by current standard, interesting to try this blast from the past. This must have been a harsh IPA back in the day, these days this barely even qualifies as an APA. Good but too mild for me, could have used more hop. Interesting look at how things used to be.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8742) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 4, 2016
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Fruity citric hops, light pithy notes, some sweet toffee malts, and mild-moderate lingering bitterness. Pretty good.


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