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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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3.6
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - JUN 12, 2005
An unclear orange beer with a foamy disappearing white head. Dominating fruit aroma, notes of orange and apricot. Quite full with hoppy hints, but the hops must have mellowed out from the age. Fruity hoppy flavor, not very bitter, more fruity. Thick and full-bodied and pretty good. Would love to have tasted this fresh!

3.6
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 1, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 some time in sept. 02: Thanks to Marc for the opportunity to try this one..a creamy malty sweet aroma with mellowed hoppiness..crystal clear copper in color with a thin layer of big white bubbles..unbalanced up front and unbalanced at the end but in opposite ways (although being balanced isn't too important in an IPA IMO)...starts way more maltier than it ends..big thick body..creamy mouthful..heavy..warms the throat..carmal-like notes in the background..with hoppy twang in the finish..and some alcoholic trails on the way..I'm not quite sure this will get any better with age because the ageing so far has gotten rid of most of the stone signature 'Hop -Onslaught' I have come to love...still quite worthy though Re-Rate 12/01/02: This bottle still had loads of hops, a thick sticky mouthfeel, and a thick alcohol induced carmel background..

3.8
joet (2604) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2002
This is wildly hopped and overflow with a West Coast hop aroma of pine and pepper. Despite the massive hopping, its still balanced enough to feel some traces of malt though theres not much residual sugars. The feel is unique -- effervescent on the front and yet very soft at the end, finishing strongly astringent. The alcohol punch at 8.5 is something felt and not tasted -- no small feat for such a big beer.

3.4
Fatehunter (2561) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Pours a finger of head on a hazy straw body. Aroma is pine resin, lemon and a bit of honey. Taste is super pine and grapefruit bitterness front beginning to end. Texture is crisp.

3.5
Emeister84 (2480) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2016
On tap at World of Beer (Charlottesville, VA). Aromas of melon, grapefruit, orange, some pear, pine. Clear orange-amber with a fairly lasting white head. Pretty dry, balanced on the side of bitter, some tropical and citric fruity notes. Medium-full bodied.

3.4
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2004
Well, I think age definately mellowed this brew out. It poured with a cloudy godlen orange body topped by a medium thick head with some lacing left behind. The aroma is slightly sweet and peachy with slight grapefruit notes and mostly malt. The flavor is slightly sweet yet bitter, hoppy and peachy with slight piney, grapefruit notes. Medium bodied, smooth and sligthly dry.

4.2
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2002
Scrumptious! Starts off thick and sweet and creamy and becomes super hopped (as expected). The malt and hop combo is like an intricate dance - they tend to play and wrestle with each other throughout. Didnt notice the strong alcohol til I stood up - "whoa!" Typical Stone quality.

4.2
Schroppfy (2360) - Łdż, 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.

3.8
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.

3.8
csaso (2266) - 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


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