papajohn (1250) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - NOV 12, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2006 Pours a deep copper color with an off white head. A malty sweet aroma with mellowed hoppiness. Taste is syrupy sweet with a solid hop bite. Long orangy aftertaste and a big hop burp. jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2002
Slightly cloudy orange/amber. Thin but creamy, persistent head and nice lace. Nose of resiny, citrusy hops dipped in caramel. Medium bodied, chewy with resiny hop flavors, orange rinds, thick caramelly malt all balanced nicely when you consider the abv%. A damn good imperial IPA and one that has probaly mellowed since being bottled showing what it must have been when first bottled. Thank you psychprof! ericnixon (746) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2003
It was nice and cloudy with a great head on it. It has a strong immediate hop bite with a sweet aftertaste. Nicely mellow beer that wasn't over the top by any means. Thanks to Volgon for splitting this cellared bottle with me and Dirtymike. ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Citrus and pine aroma Poured clear orange/red with a medium tan head that lasts. Flavor was strong citrus and pine with bitter hop trailing. Full thick mouth feel and nice dry hop bite. Much better balance than that of the 4th anniversary IPA. MartinT (9880) - 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...
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Clear golden-orange body with a clean, white, tight uniform head. Buttery, nutty malt quality and some nice subtle stone fruits that are the signature of Stone IPAs in my book. Nice citrus and woody hops still come through strong, especially in the finish. More compelling than Stone 3rd and 4th. Like aged Ruination. Thanks to cquiroga for sharing a trifecta of Stone Anniversary IPAs.
Lubiere (13915) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2006 Hazy golden ale with thick white head on pour but collapses quickly. Sweet musky aroma and oranges. Sweet malty with light citrus, fruity, blended and smooth. Well balanced and delicious. (Sept. 2004)
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2005
Bottle. Golden-orange in colour, lasting tan head, very nice lace. The aroma was of mild citrus hops, some pine, earthy, with a caramel sweetness. The flavour was of piney hops, orange citrus, malty in the middle (caramel, some light butterscotch). Bitter mouthfeel, medium body, lively carbonation. FInishes with a long lingering bitterness. This has held up fantasticly, Thanks for the beer Larry Pitonka. slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Big sweet dank hoppy nose. Orange with large head. Smooth and slick, sticky feel, with some sweetness and alcohol showing in the flavor. Though not my favorite in the av line, I see why this would have gone over very well 15 years ago. sebletitje (10080) - 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.