Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (10360) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
j12601 (9684) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (9553) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2016
Bomber via trade in Brussels, thanks Beercation. Orange, col blanc épais et crémeux. Arôme offre un bouquet plaisant et chargé en houblons type C. Agrumes et résineux à souhait plus petite douceur malt arrivant en rétro-nasal. Palais est malté, cara pale, houblonné avec un alcool réchauffant. Houblonné bien en évidence mais gardant une signature Stone axé un peu plus sur le malt et flagship des IPÄ il ya 15 ans. Note pêche et abricot et effervescence parfait moyenne-faible mettant en evidence les houblons.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9468) - 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-Eusèbe (Québécois semi-hard rind cheese), this talented actor possesses a range of emotions which is really a pleasure to witness...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9380) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (8391) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2016
Thank you Sebletitje. Bomber sampled @ Sebletitje’s 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8367) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8271) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2016
The 5th Anniversary from the Encore 20th Anniversary 22oz bottle four pack celebration pours with a clear copper body that has thin gold edges and supports a near white head. The aroma offers up floral hops, minty notes, a bit of spicy dankness, a malt note and then grapefruit and citrus zest. The taste delivers a big floral hop hit followed closely by a minty hop note and then a blend of grapefruit and spicy bitter dank hops. Toward the finish it picks up a pleasing earthy tea note that takes this to another level. A few more sips and the creamy mouth feel is noticed as well as how this is getting more malt sweetened floral hops and bitter grapefruit like after each successive sip. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7506) - 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.

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