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RATINGS: 774   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
20th Anniversary Encore Series: Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA is a dry-bodied ale thats powerfully spicy with an earthy aroma. On the palate, peppery hops assert themselves early and often, with malt sweetness and a light biscuit flavor making a brief appearance before a long, complex and decisively bitter finish. There is one thing decidedly San Diego about this beer, and thats its aggressive dose of hops. 20th Anniversary Encore Series: Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA is brewed to enjoy fresh but true to its origin, ages especially well on a six-month long ocean voyage.

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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lilja (3131) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2012
Frisk doft av tropiskt frukt. Smak av tropiskt frukt, honung lite metallisk med sparsmakad beska med en kryddig chutney knsla i eftersmaken, vlbalanserad och drmed vldigt god.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smaynard6000 (1137) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2012
22oz bottle marked June 2010. Pours a bright hazy yellow with large white head. Aroma is spicy and just a little fruity. Flavor is at first spicy and then citrusy bitter. Just a little bit of sweetness in this one and a long bitter dry finish. Full creamy mouthfeel. Lucky to find this one considering it was brewed two years ago. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3885) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 17, 2012
On tap at Tap and Mallet. Pours a cloudy tan yellow to orange color. Has a minimal head with a 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 12/13/2010. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip. This pours a very hazy, bright tangerine color with an elegant 3 cm white head. Pretty good retention, and some nice lace sticking on the glass. Pretty much what I expect out of a Stone IPA. Lots of yeast particles float around toward the bottom of the glass. A nice bouquet of floral, grapefruit citrus, and a little bit of piney hops in the nose. Some sweet biscuity malt in the background. There is definitely a ton of hop goodness in this one. Stone knows thats what I love and provides it for me. There is some sweetness up front, but the bready malt is really light. The flavor quickly moves to a floral bouquet, some grapefruit hop goodness, and some bitter sticky pine to close it out. Finishes bitter on the tongue. This has a wet and juicy feel, with bubbly tingly carbonation on the tongue. A little bit fuller than medium carbonation. Actually just a little disappointed in how this turned out. Having a ton of floral, citrus, and pine hops in the mix is a good start, but the malt is really lacking. It was pretty good, but it will get lost among the better beers in the category.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Old Review from back 8/10 - First off I love the look of this beer. You dont see this color in a beer often. Its like a radioactive glow. Cloudy, orange, and glowing. Small white head. Smell is not your typical IPA. Its spicy and earthy. Small amounts of citrus and lemon peak through but the earthiness came through mostly for me. In the taste the fruits come through more. Citrus and lemon zest. The earthiness and spiciness still come through big here though and are the main components. There is a nice bready malt character holding everything together. The finish on this beer is very bitter and it just sticks around. Small amounts of alcohol peak through. The mouthfeel is light, crisp, and dry from start to finish. I really enjoyed the mouthfeel on this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonusWagner (2159) - Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2012
It was a Stone IPA that got the most basic part of Stone IPAs so drastically wrong: the hop flavors just didnt work as well as I wouldve hoped. Not bad, but good evidence that english IPAs should remain little.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stefannilssons (1580) - SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2012
Jag tror inte att detta r en rttvis bedmning av len d den intogs tillsammans med en ondigt stark curryrtt som lade beslag p mina smaklkar. Men av de smaker som jag kunde urskilja var jsten den mest framtrdande tillsammans med beskan.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle drank on 12/31/11. Pours a burnt yellow. Tastes smells of caramel, bread, hay, grass, floral, citrus.hazy, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, lively, bitter. Over all a very nice tasting beer, the hops still fresh with a grassy taste bit lemon more then grapefruit. Fresh.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9999) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2011
65 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110312.
Pale yellow colour with medium head. Aroma of hoppy fruits, mild malts and caramel notes. Flavour of exotic fruits, some caramel, grass and sweetish malts.
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: June 30, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Crabapple Bottle Shop
Appearance: cloudy dark yellow, fine white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, floral and citrus hops
Flavor: sweet pale malt flavor, lots of balancing mix of hops, bready sweetness, light bitterness, long bitter finish

Date: September 15, 2010
Mode: draft
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
picking up a fruity sweetness on draft,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

Name: 14th Anniversary, Double Dry Hopper
Date: October 06, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Duckworths Stone Tour
Appearance: hazy gold, wispy white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet paly malt aroma, lots of floral and spicy hops, touch of citrus
Flavor: sweet liquid hop flavor, lots of floral hops, light balancing bitterness, touch of spicyness
Overall: all about the hops

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+ /4


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