Stone 5th Anniversary IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
4.9/5 rDev +12.6%
Crystal clear light copper hue. Steadfast head. Wow. Intensely pungent, citrusy, piney, obnoxiously American hop nose. The hop flavor is no surprise... intense and essentially a continuation of the aroma. Assertively bitter. Finishes surprisingly dry... I think there may be some malt there... who knows!? This is a hop lovers dream. Can't really tell that it's 8.5% by vol due to the assertiveness of the hops. Hop character overshadows any alcohol presence. Superbly drinkable.
12-20-2001 10:48:21 | More by marc77
4.95/5 rDev +13.8%
The beer arrived after pouring from the huge bottle a pale light golden with a slight haze and a white extremely long lasting head which laced the glass.
The aroma was malty with muted American hops present in a complex expression. The aroma lasted for as long as drops of beer lingered in the glass.
The flavor was malty with a strong hop flavor and bitterness present, but both had a complexity that added to the balance. The malt flavor was huge and the flavors are well blended.
The finish was dry with a long lasting muted malty bitterness well into the aftertaste. The body was medium full.
3 Qt. 5.4 fl ounce bottle (probably better called a 3L) at CAH Innsbrook. Given by the CAH to the BA event. What a treat! 2001 on the bottle.
07-25-2004 17:22:03 | More by GCBrewingCo
4.97/5 rDev +14.3%
Man I love the nose on these Stone beers...SPECTACULAR!!...It want to smell it. Hop smell is sweet, fresh and spicy at different points...This is a truly outstanding beer..."Strong" malt backbone balances and accentuates the terrific hop profile...some caramel notes...not a real bitter finish, just a well balanced IPA with fresh spicy hops balanced by a caramel malty backbone...not many, if any, IPA's better than this...
07-18-2002 21:44:23 | More by ZAP
Stone 5th Anniversary IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.