Stone 5th Anniversary IPA | Stone Brewing

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
28 Reviews
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
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
42
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
8.82%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Photo of jcalabre
3.6/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Originally sampled 19 June 2002.
This is a very good IPA, but Ruination & Stone's regular IPA are better, IMHO. The 5th Anniversary IPA has a beautiful Hoppy flavor. It's finish isn't as clean as their Ruination, but it has more of a full mouth finish. I certainly wouldn't pass this up, but I figure that Stone will come up w/ another great IPA at another anniversary in the future. Great beer.

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Photo of Overlord
3.6/5  rDev -16.5%
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 beerluvr
3.45/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a regular white head over finely carbonated orange/golden liquid that has a slight haze to it. Nose is ...hops!! First taste is a massive hoppiness with an undercurrent of malt backbone & a late citrus tanginess that continues into the finish. I'm just a bit underwhelmed after drinking this, I expected a bit more. But I have to add...for a high-octane brew the alcohol is hidden well.

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Stone 5th Anniversary IPA from Stone Brewing
4.31 out of 5 based on 42 ratings.
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