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Stone 5th Anniversary IPA | Stone Brewing

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Stone 5th Anniversary IPAStone 5th Anniversary IPA
BA SCORE
4.3/5
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43 Ratings
Stone 5th Anniversary IPAStone 5th Anniversary IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 12-20-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
43
pDev:
9.07%
Bros Score:
4.82
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of HeadiestDudeonLot
4.81/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of loganburgh
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jpbrooklyn
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hophazzard
3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BWood
3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 4 pack of anniversary beers.

L: dark copper with nice carbonation and a white head that lingers.

S: nice floral smell.

T: Malty with light bitterness at the end. Slight hop flavor.

F: pretty smooth but a little dank. I like it more on the crisp end.

O: good ipa. Stone always delivers.

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Photo of AD17
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerbom
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzlyo
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Aroma is very floral, along with fruit and citrus hops. The flavor is citrus, fruit, mild grapefruit/tropical fruit, malts and an increasingly bitter finish. Not as blunt or dank in bitterness as the more recent Stone IPAs, this is very reminiscent of another era of IPAs; at least where I live you don't often get many this good and balanced anymore.

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Photo of dertyd
3.89/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WickedBeer
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shopk
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 2beerdogs
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of hyuga
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ZX6Chris
3.74/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to my friend Lloyd for breaking a 3 liter of this open at his retirement party(from the marines).

Believe it or not drabmuh there was some still floating around.

A-A few bubbles but no real head. Dark amber, brown like tea.

S-Malt bomb! Sweet just a touch of alcohol. Fruit, tropical fruits. Very nice nose like a weaker Old Guardian. Bready. Caramel.

T-malty, sweet, fruity no real hop character. I get some bitterness on the finish.

M-Light body almost thin mouthfeel. Surprisingly good carbonation for the lack of head.

D-more like a barleywine now not a sipper but not a chugger either. Pretty smooth and easydrinking.

I can't give this a higher score because although it held up amazingly well it's not really an IPA anymore it's a mild barleywine.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An illogically old IPA, going on 8, from one of my favorite breweries, Stone. Part of my beer glassware project, photographing beers in the appropriate glassware. Beer is poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a Stone 5th Anniversary IPA shaker pint glass. I wonder if my review of this beer will be the last review ever?

Beer is clear and amber to orange in color. Carbonation is steady but there isn't much of a head at all. Diffuse, white, broken, tiny bubbles.

Aroma is super strong, even after all this time. Although I assume it didn't start out as such a strong malt bomb as this beer smell like now. Muted sweetness overall, almost a barleywine aroma to it.

Thin bodied, strong caramel aftertaste, no real bitterness to this beer, its a shadow of its former self unfortunately. Completely past its prime.

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Photo of t0rin0
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this in the bottle at winter storm last sunday. It was amazing how clear it came out o the bottle after 6 years of sitting. It was a clear orange color that was good for an IPA. There was enough carbonation and lots of little bubbles. The foam was white and fluffy and laced the glass a little. I gave the appearance a 4.5 because after 6 years this beer was crystal clear.

The smell was similar to the 4th anniversary but even stronger. The smells were sweet malt (obviously aged) and lots of piney hops. It was really nice smell. The flavor was really nice and hoppy and balanced with malt. It would have been perfect but there was a strange bitterness in there that almost seemed like the beer had gotten infected. So picture a really nice as well as powerful IPA that has a touch of sourness to it. I actually didn't mind the sourness but I'm pretty sure it's not supposed to be there.

As with most of stone's beers it had a heavy body and was pretty drinkable. Again, the sourness lowered the score a little.

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Photo of Stoneman78
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from the 2008 Stone Winter Storm

Appearance is clear orange/honey hue, thin layer of creamy bubbles dissipates to a ring, moderate lacing

Smell is pine and citrus hops, considerable malts, some sugary fruits and light spices

Taste is moderate pine hops with big malts stepping out, light syrupy fruits in the background, finishes oily and bitter, quite delicious

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, syrupy smooth texture, and smooth carbonation

Drinkability is high, the 5th has considerably more of a malt presence than the 4th, but both have aged extremely well with good balance and flavors, I look forward to trying this again at the next Storm

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Photo of Overlord
3.6/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Will mine be the last review for this? Maybe. Picked this up at the Carlsbad Pizza Port Stone promotion.

Clearly a beer that's past its prime, there's still echoes of something grand here. Smell and taste are overwhelmingly grapefruit, orange, and some tropical blends. Pine and wheat tastes as well. Poured a big beautiful orange hue. Not much head, and what little there was settled down quickly.

This was a beer that supposedly aged quick. Still drinkable, and I bumped the scores a bit to take into account the excessive aging. Probably was awesome "back in the day."

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Photo of CRJMellor
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange and golden color with a big ecru tinted head that left behind sheets of lace.
Aroma is big grapefruit and orange juice tied in with back notes of caramel and wheat. As beer warmed some of the grass, herbal tea like notes of the hops just rose up.
Flavor is dominated by grapefruit and orange juice with some additions of caramel and pale malt with a hint of buttery bread.
Mouthfeel is amazingly creamy, sweet and sugary that is cut at the end with some very citrus and resined hops.
Drinkability is excellent, age may have taken some bite out of this but the mellowing produces a very subtle and delicious beer.

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Photo of Rastacouere
3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle-conditioned, cloudy amber. More head than basically any Stone I’ve encountered. A living proof of the sillyness of some top microbreweries to stop bottle-conditioning their double IPAs... Huge fruity aroma explodes with orange and citrusy flavors, dried apricots. Big malt bill here, almost vinous and slightly earthy. Taste displays a more pleasant than usual for the type citric acidity. It indeed IS vinous, and quite tart at that. Pineapple, grapefruit and melon flavors. Soft yet powerful hop profile marries the sweet malt with class. Long aftertaste has a pleasant alcohol backbone in it. In terms of mouthfeel, I assume it has lost some, but the carbonation is still more than adequate while the body remains medium in size. Big thanks to Skyhand for this rarity.

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Photo of BrewMaster
4.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had this beer on tap at Stone Brewing Days at the Stuffed Sandwich, 8-31-04, so the beer was aged 3 years. Served in a chalice-like Leffe glass. The beer had a thin and continuous head on top. The color is a red to orange amber showing medium carbonation. The flavors are malty and sweet with a good hops balance. Also it is a bit roasty and oily. Excellent all around flavor and one of th best IPAs I've had. I don't know how it tasted when it was originally released, but on tap 3 years later it is excellent. It goes especially well with corn chowder and garlic bread (my lunch from that day).

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Stone 5th Anniversary IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 43 ratings
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