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RATINGS: 772   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
20th Anniversary Encore Series: Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA is a dry-bodied ale that’s 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 that’s 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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drjoeng (1380) - SINGAPORE - JAN 9, 2017
8.9%ABV. Imperial IPA. Poured out gold. 8 SRM. Nose is malty, funky with dried urine. A preview of the malty palate that is to come at tasting. Warm orange juice in the nose. Allow it to come to room temperature some more and you start to get the aroma of a New York subway. Mouthfeel is full and soapy but not so much in the traditional sense. Palate has flavors of honey wheat toast, barley toast, juicy sweet with orange juice like character with a neat fuller biscuit, white bread toast. Hops are woody, bitter, incense. No fresh flavor profiles. Finish is woody, bitter. Goes on Favorites List!

GenDV138 (7699) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2017
22 oz bottle into a plastic hotel cup. Mostly clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, malt, floral notes, light tropical fruit. Tastes of citrus, floral notes, light malt, pine, light tropical fruit, hop oils. Medium body with a dry finish. Liked it more after it warmed up a bit.

wetherel (1888) - Cupertino, California, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Another awesome IPA by Stone. Reminiscent of the 10th anniversary. Deep orange yellow. Medium bitterness. Mild sweetness. Biscuit malty flavor. Lasting hoppy aroma. Easyish to drink, but higher ABV makes a take a few days to finish a bomber. Excellent.

tsd08460 (1242) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes Aroma: hay, earthy, caramel, citrus ppearance: clear golden with a white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter finish Tasty

bytemesis (9231) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Bottle - Encore Series bomber. Pours clear orange, medium off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is caramel and pine, pretty old school. some melon and orange. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter, melon and pith. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Old school but well crafted.

jmohno (1662) - Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2016
8.9% Hazed orange, light creamy head. Spice orange herbal aroma caramel and toasted malts Taste reminds me of another brand of beer that is not stones. Not there usual hops, I know. Must be the kent goldings. I like this different hop taste to an ipa, goldings always are good though. Soft beer, malty with a spice sting, crisp zesty finish. Peppery. Orange, light caramel malts, marris otter?? Actually a pretty peppery predominant beer overall in hop profile. Foamy, bright clean.

coachd (932) - Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Interesting aroma of white pepper, papaya, and a honey like malt background. Earthy and dank. Very nice looking shiny orange color with a bright white cap of foam that stays for a long time. The taste is also very peppery and dank with an off-putting snap pea flavor in the aftertaste. Definitely hoppy, but this is a weird mixture of hops. The palate is full and lightly carbonated, very good for the style. I liked everything about this beer except the taste, which is really the most important thing. I love Stone, but I’m not sure about their Anniversary Encore Series. I have tried a few that are not all that impressive.

Concealer (1267) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2016
Bomber. Cloudy gold with a frothy, off white head that lasts in a ring and laces some. Aromas of biscuit, grapefruit, yeast, light lemon and earthiness. Flavor is biscuit, grapefruit, pepper, yeast, lemon and light herbal notes. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry end.

chadski (164) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2016
Very light pour from a 22 oz bottle. Overly peppery with garlic aromas. One of my least favorite in Stone’s line.

zoucrew102 (2104) - - 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.

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