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RATINGS: 773   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (1527) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Pours a dark gold with light white head. A strong tropical fruit and floral aroma. A sweet citrus taste with floral, tropical fruit, hops and pine with some sweet malts and caramel. A sweet malt and light bitter hoo aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacBoost (1846) - Victor, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2016
Who the fuck can resist an imperial IPA dry hopped with EAST KENT GOLDINGS!?! Pours orange. Smells decent. Like a fine British cock, finish is sweet and bitter. Not bad. Congratulations on Brexit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (2214) - Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle - average size foamy head, mildly hazy dark straw color, very effervescent, big earthy and pine hop aroma and flavor, moderate malt backbone, good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mambossa (336) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Pours a rich orange gold. Nose of sweet caramelized malt, toasty caramel, delicately forest-y hops. Flavor, though. Holy smokes. THIS is my kind of IPA. Screw all those juice-bombs that have been saturating the market. Youve got loads of spruce, sage, cedar, dried fruits, gentle juniper, lavender, nice little "oomph" of sweetness from the malt, and a resiny herbaceous linger. This is my favorite IPA right now by a long shot. If youre a fan of more earthy, herbaceous flavors, just get a case.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (6595) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Aroma is citrus, fruit and mildly spicy/dank hops. The flavor is citrus, fruit, oversized English hops/hop resin, malts, tropical fruit and a bitter/spicy/increasingly warming alcoholic finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2693) - California, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Well, I had this 6 years ago but thanks to the Encore Series I can have a fresh one and give a more accurate rating. Hazy amber color, moderate head, good lace/retention. Aroma is pineapple, grapefruit, caramel, lightly floral, lightly spicy hops. Medium bodied, moderate to high bitterness, still quite drinkable, alcohol hidden well. It hits all the right marks, but nothing makes it stand out. I love English hop flavors, but none have really stood out in an IIPA like Pliny and Dreadnaught have done in the US.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thisis12ptfont (1154) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 24, 2016
Aromas of crisp English ale yeast, crisp light/golden malts, leafy, grassy hops and faint pear. Pours a peculiar light, almost see through gold with a very thin white foam. Taste brings funky, bitter hops upfront followed quickly by a sharp funky pear juice. Other mismatched notes of watery grass, resinous, oily grass and some funky cracker notes. Overall, not very impressive. Funky, watery, grassy. Nothing much more.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (6093) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Dark golden to orange in color. Modest off-white head. Aromas of grapefruit dominate. Flavors of pale malt are quickly swept away by citric zest and bitterness. Flavors are there, but the strength and bitterness are a bit overpowering. 3/10

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zita (6275) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 2, 2015
sweet hoppy aroma,pale, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (5460) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Draft at Liberty Station. Pours opaque yellow gold. Tastes like dry booze, toasted malt, syrup, citrus, and dried fruit. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like hops, astringent alcohol, lemony citrus, and dry toasted malt.


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