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99
99
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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3986) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thechasm442 (965) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Poured in a tulip. Hazy Amber orange with a nice white head and good lacing. Aroma is oranges, melon, pine, grapefruit, tropical fruit and caramel. Taste is pine resin, mango, orange, grapefruit, caramel, and juicy tropical flavors. Its the perfect ipa 15 years ago. Juicy and semi dry. Really great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2863) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2016
650ml bottle from Rays in Tosa, shared with bananabi11. 8/17/2016 bottle date, so less than a month old. Perfect pour; very clear orangey copper with clingy lacing. Aroma has raw cascade hops; tangy pine, citrus and some other fruits. Taste is citrus, some pine, some caramel and some chewy resin. Medium bodied or a touch heavier. Some alcohol. The blend is very good. Finishes more bitter than bittersweet. Very tasty, not as extreme as Stone stuff will get, although easy to see a basis for Stone IPA. 14.3

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9991) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bookman10 (1077) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Pours a clear, dark copper, with mid-sized head. Aroma is floral, with hops and citrus elements. Flavor is very hoppy--bitter, with some citrus and pine flavors. This is a good un.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (1462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2016
On tap at Elizabeth Station on Stone 20th Anniversary event. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Aroma is resin, peniey hops, some slight veggie notes. Taste is pretty the same with medium sweetness and piney bitterness levels. Good one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brigg (662) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2016
(Bottle) Clear orange body, small to medium, dissipating off-white head. Orange and pine aroma. Flavor of resin, orange, fruity, sweet artificial grape cough syrup, and wood; strong alcohol. Full bodied; very sticky mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (7519) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Draught at Arcadium. Bitter and grassy with some pine notes. Dark orange and hoppy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepatrickman (1221) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2016
On draft at the Earth Eagle. This captures that classic "West Coast" DIPA malt profile, with just a little bit of clean sweetness but otherwise nothing to interfere with the hops. Which is nice, because the hop profile is really interesting. My initial thought was "candy" -- the hops have a sweet orange, pine and spruce flavor that are pretty different from the trendier hop profiles on the market these days. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ngejo (976) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - NOV 9, 2016
Tap. Hazy, orange, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, & bitter finish.


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