badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy gold color with a large head. Herbal hop aroma with very light citrus notes. Strong and powerful bitter flavor. Slightly herbal and spicy. Hardly any malt character.
ross (2034) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split with my friend a while back. Pours out a gold color that looks like Stone IPA or Ruination. Smell is fruity and hoppy; notes of pine and grapefruit are present as well. Taste is smooth and refreshing, almost thirst quenching. This was a really good IPA; they should start brewing this all the time. We bought 3 bombers with the intention of saving one for later... they all three were consumed on the same night. Damn you Stone.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a deep golden yellow with a bit of a white head although not too much lacing. The nose brings forward some grassy and floral hops as well as a bit of spice. Hops are all the flavor as well, although there is something a bit off with them. Bitterness covers it up, but this amount of English hops just doesn’t really seem to work. Good bitter feel on a nice body. A good concept, but this didn’t really live up to past anniversary beers, IMO.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-28-2010
TheJestersBeer (1912) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a medium straw, thin head. Fruity, yeast nose, spicy, notes of hay, citrus peel, grapes. Medium bodied, dry. Dry, slightly sour taste, yeast, spices, aromatic, some floral notes. (2010-12-01)
Nuffield (3612) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow color. Front flavor reminds me of a whole grain mustard--a bit sweet, a bit sour--with an aroma and mid-range of grape followed by a long, mellow bitterness and straights of a soft sweetness, like a subtle candy. Somewhat lively palate. On tap at Happy Gnome for Stone Release Party.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Small Bar into a 10oz glass during the Stone event...Pours a bright gold with a white head, good retention...The aroma is very strong, you can tell its dry hopped as fresh but yummy hops show through...The taste is hop bomb for sure but this is incredibly drinkable. This takes the 14th anniversary beer to a whole new level. A beer worth trying for sure.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stone Brewing Company--Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA--India Pale Ale--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 8.90% ABV. 100 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Dense lacy lasting rocky 1/2 inch head. Cloudy bright orange gold color. Fizzy! Sweet rich floral aromatic yet gentle hop front. Creamy rich resinous mild fruit citrus pine white malt dough hint body. Mellow smooth hop spice dangerously refreshing clean end. Sampled 3/20/2011. Purchased for $7.99 at The Ballard Market, Seattle on 6/1/2010.
wilderthanyou (745) - Guelph, CANADA - MAR 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ah god bless you stone, you never disappoint. Bought this back in the summer, it’s been sitting patiently in the back of my over sized beer fridge for many a month now, waiting for the perfect time to be drank. Pours an almost neon yellow/gold colour with a short lived white cap. The aroma is super citrus, grapefruit, rind, candy, musk, floral hops, pine, awesome. The flavour starts sweet, but it’s quickly replaced with a full on running drop kick of hop bitterness, grapefruit/orange citrus, herbal notes running along side, pineapple, and something unknown in the finish mingling with more bitter hops notes and some alcohol sweetness. This stuff is bomb, absolutely genius brew, god bless you stone.
emacgee (3797) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very bright peach flesh yellow with a one finger crackling white head. Nose is pungent and citrusy, herbal, resinous, kind of musty, and a tad phenolic. Flavor has some green astringency, waxy, some spicy phenol, citrus rind, and a mild sweetness. Palate is astringent and green.
radioseer (298) - Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(22 ounce bottle - tumbler glass) Pours a opaque tan yellow to orange color. Has a minimal head with a more noticable lacing, can also see yeast specs in the bottom. Aroma consists of pine, resin and citrusy hops. Medium to full body, light to average carbonation, oily texture and long bitter finish. Thanks to experiencehaze for this brew.