overall
99
99
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
available

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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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IndianaRed (4091) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 15, 2016
On Tap at BitterCreek, Boise Clear deep golden/orange Full and lasting off-white head and thick sheets of lacing. Light toasted malts Muted hoppiness. Faded from age or just not so bright and fresh as I was hoping. Chemically and bitter at the end and just not so pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2008 [bottle - 22 oz] Dark orange pour with not much of a head or carbonation. Aroma is dry hops and some sour notes. I was beginning to think this bad boy had turned on me. After tasting it, I realize that it had. The flavor was not awful but it was a little off. Sour and dry hops with some citrus and a very grassy finish. I wish I wouldve drank it earlier, and I cant in good conscience give it a low rating, although it tasted similar to the Ruination.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3945) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2016
22oz bottle 9/24/16 Stone Anniversary 4pk (Binnys-Plainfield)-42 In Shaker-Pours orange with a small white head. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste of the same with citrus and more malt on the back end. This medium bodied brew is not as hoppy as their later offering but still darn tasty. Thanks for re-releasing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3593) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Bomber. Dark brown. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, oats, vanilla, caramel. Oath and meaty, caramel, chocolate, cocoa, coffee. Smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (3559) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2016
651 ml. bottle. Bottled 08/17/16. Pours a medium, well retained, tiny bubbled, ivory head over a clear amber (SRM 7) body......nose is pine, resin, citrus, light allium from the hops, mild toasted malts with cracker, biscuit notes, balance to the hops.....taste is lightly floral sweet, with light toasted malts, pine, resin, melon, citrus, grass, allium from the hops, finishing with a moderate sharp hop bitterness, balance to the hops......mouth feel, medium sticky body, light alcohol, mild astringency, high carbonation. The hop backbone is a bit old in style, and has a variety of slightly muddled aromas and flavors. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3550) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2006
This pours a cloudy amber. The aroma is full of dried apricots and a slight pine from the hops. Its a touch grainy. The malt drops out quickly but bitterness lingers nicely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3541) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Thanks to kp for bringing this gem from his cellar! I expected to search for this one for several more years. Pours a medium orange color with a decent head and enough body in this 4 year old IPA to lace a bit. Muted hop aroma as would be expected, allowing the malt to come through. Earthy malt flavor with some hints of pine. Nice, deeply bitter dry finish, that can only make me imagine what this was like in its prime.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2001
Soft, smooth, and INTENSELY hopped... makes the eyes water. Piney, grassy, and earthy. Malt is not as discernible. High alcohol is hidden pretty well behind the hops. Somewhat bitter in the finish, but not as bitter as one would think with such a hoppy beer; thats probably because a lot of the hop flavors/aromas come from the dry hopping (which doesnt impart much bitterness, if any at all).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2004
Hazy orange color, thin white head with fair lacing. Green hops aroma with biscuity malt, very perfumy. Flavor of green hops, spices, malt and caramel. Bitter finish. Light to medium body, creamy texture and soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2008
22oz bottle thanks to mark!.... cloudy orange and caramel brown pour with a thin very light brown head.... caramel malts, somewhat biscuity in nature, dominated the nose. very little life left in the hops at this point... flavors were sweet and biscuity, semi-oxidized caramel malts with a tough of bitterness towards the end but nothing substantial. above average mouthfeel. as others noted, wish i could have had this fresh but glad to have tried it anyhow.


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