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RATINGS: 777   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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 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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3.3
suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Hazy dark gold. Small cream head. Lacing. Malty aroma with earthy hops. Orange, wood. Malty taste with a dry bitter finish. Slight dirt aftertaste.

2.8
mike5326 (1754) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, full frothy white head. Medium hops aroma. Medium body with a dry hops flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
joejames (510) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2016
I’m sitting at home to rate this one. I KNOW it will be better than yesterday’s crap, it’s brewed by Stone.........here goes> Bomber to my trusty shaker glass, pours slightly hazy gold. It’s got a two plus finger off white head that laces and retains fairly decent. As far as aroma goes, I’m getting a lot of earth and tropical fruits here. It’s bitter as hell, gotta love that. It has a medium body that’s just short of fizzy. It’s mouth feel? Slick, smooth AND resin? Wow. Finishes bitter. As for tasting notes, let’s see, mango, grapefruit on steroids, pepper, loads of caramel with a touch of spruce. Yesterday a lawyer bought me a Delirium Tremens that put him back 14 bucks! I’m laughing my ass of here! "See" ya soon.

3.9
Gluepot (640) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2016
An active white head on an appealing light caramel body. The nose lets you know this is a Stone of a different colour. An earthy, grassy bitterness blends with a sweet malt. The taste follows through on the nose in spades. Astringent grassy and earthy hops, pine, cedar, pepper, warming booze and sweet chewy malt are significant under tastes. Tougher to navigate that the typical fruit forward IIPA hop bomb. A punchy and biting variation, but I can’t say it is one of my favourite big Stone products.

3.4
Darwenus (1136) - Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2016
The least of the Stone 20th anniversary re-releases, but an interesting beer for all it’s overstated quirkiness. Pours golden orange with average head. The aroma is grassy hops, garlic, some implication of malt. The flavor is bitter but a bit flat. More of that herbal, garlic-like quality makes it different but not at all special. I’m glad I got to try it, though.

3.9
jflopsu (1614) - 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
MacBoost (1898) - 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
csaso (2284) - 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
mambossa (337) - 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. You’ve 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 you’re a fan of more earthy, herbaceous flavors, just get a case.

3.6
wlajwl (6811) - 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.


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