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RATINGS: 760   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 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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2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chadski (101) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2016
Very light pour from a 22 oz bottle. Overly peppery with garlic aromas. One of my least favorite in Stones line.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (1551) - - DEC 17, 2016
Bomber. Biscuity malt aroma with notes of peppery, earthy and mild citrus hops. Pours cloudy pale golden colored with a huge off white head that has excellent retention and some lacing. Starts with biscuity malt flavor as well as peppery hop notes. Finishes dry with with light citrus hops before earthy and spicy peppery hops assert themselves with a bit of a bitter bite. Pretty nice imperial IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (4018) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2016
Bottle. It poured a cloudy golden color with a white head. The aroma was of citrus, pine, hops and some lemon zest. The taste was similar to the aroma with more malts, citrus, lemon zest and hops. The aftertaste was of bitterness and spicy. Really good.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
fuzzcro (295) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2016
Enticing aroma pulled me right in. Perfect color, taste is excellent. Nicely spiced but not overly so which agrees very well with my preferred taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (6575) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 14, 2016
22 oz. bottle purchased at One Stop Market. Fresh Encore bottle with a date of 11-28-16, aroma is candied oranges, sweet malt, mild floral hints, canned peaches.

Flavor shows citrus up front and a lot of sweet malt though out. Hops come in at the finish as a leafy floral character. Medium body; average carbonation and mouthfeel. WAY more sweet then I was hoping for. It also shows a tad of the alcohol. Not a huge fan of this one but serviceable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (4303) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Bottle from Boise Co-op. Medium amber with a slight haze, soft, spare bubbly head. Different from the start, aroma is earthy, musty and leather. Taste changes gears, mild citrus, savory spice, sweet malt. Hops are not immediately evident, but shiw themselves st the finish with a short, bitter bite. A bit funky, not your run of the mill DIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (5003) - Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2016
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/22/2016. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple, pear, peach, apricot, mango, melon, peppercorn, citrus rind, pine, honey, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Great complexity and balance of bright citrus/earthy hops, fruity yeast, and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge lemon, orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple, pear, peach, apricot, mango, melon, peppercorn, citrus rind, pine, honey, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon/orange rind, grapefruit, pineapple, pear, peach, apricot, mango, melon, pepper, pine, honey, biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/earthy hops, fruity yeast, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky/resinous, and fairly creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 8.9%. Overall this is an excellent English style DIPA! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/earthy hops, fruity yeast, and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the big ABV. Great mix of earthy hop character in combination with English yeast fruitiness; nice malt backbone without being too sweet. A very enjoyable offering.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1445) - Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Bomber into tulip glass, very cloudy amber-hued golden color with white head. Aroma notes of biscuity malt, earthy grass and light tropical fruitiness. Taste adds dried pepper, bready sweetness, lemon zest, cedar wood, herbal spices, some garlic and light caramel. Heavy-medium body, moderate-low carbonation, oily, dry with lingering wood/earth bitter finish. This is certainly a unique DIPA, an English hops punch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Booga (107) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2016
Bomber dated 10/22/16. Opaque golden pour. Little head and low lacing. Not much aroma. Very West Coast... lots of bitter but not much other flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (2456) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2016
December 5, 2016 - on tap at Gerst. Murky orange pour with head that lasted. Aroma was a mix of hops and malt. Taste was consistent with the aroma and had a nice spicy / peppery finish.


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