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RATINGS: 775   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 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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3.5
JPDIPSO (6216) - 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
Zita (6317) - 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
snoworsummer (5624) - 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.

3.7
Pyrmir (5984) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015
650 ml bottle at Hasse. Slightly hazy golden with white head. Aroma sweet and malty, spice, herbs, marmalade, cheese and some foot sweat notes. Taste is sweet and spicy, Cedar wood, marmalade, apricot, caramel with a spicy finish

3.9
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Once again, I forgot I had this so it is old now. Pours golden peach with a slight foamy white head. Aroma is spicy citrus and malt with some slight pine notes. Hop flavor is a ton of apricot with some pine in the finish. Rich body and nice lingering bitter.

4.3
slowrunner77 (11917) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"nice beer for sure. a fusion between a west coast imperial and an english ipa. hops are big, but less floral and fruit, and more pepper. different yet familiar. quite frikkin tasty, though not quite as awesome as last years."

3.2
Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Sampled with maniac. Hop profile has turned old and slightly stale. Sickly sweet, and without the burn that I recall from when it was fresh. Vaguely reminiscent of citrusy fruits and peppery spice. Not awful, but not great.

3.7
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden into a nonic pint.

A - Pours hazy sunkist orange with a small half finger tall white head, dissipating down to almost nothing, leaving light lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of pungent grassy hops, lightly toasted malt, bright citric fruits; most notably grapefruit and orange peel; and some light booze. Very bright and refreshing nose.

T - Lots of bright grassy hops up front giving way slowly to a mix of light malt, citric fruits, and plenty of pine resin. The viscous resiny feel is very strong, wearing on the pallet quickly. Finish is mostly sticky resin with plenty of lingering hop bitterness. Not bad, good not great.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Sticky, resiny, feel with plenty of it lingering throughout the finish. The booze is light at the beginning, getting a bit stronger as it warms.

O - Not too bad. This one is definitely a sipper. I enjoyed the strong hop presence but the lingering sticky pine resin feel really wore me down quickly. I could have one of these but that is it.

3.3
Travlr (24307) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draught at Churchkey. Aroma of pine, citrus, grapefruit, grass. Decent malt balance, but this one is all about the hops. Straightforward. Bitter.

4.5
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - JUL 5, 2014
The body has a pale orange-ish tan color. It is quite hazy but carbonation is still visible. From the pour it makes a tall bright white head of tightly packed creamy foam. This slowly fades to thin foam covering that hangs on well and makes nice lace rings on the glass. The aroma is full of bright leafy, floral/botanical (almost minty) and citrusy hops with a hint of pine as well. Under that are notes of clean pale malt and bready yeast. The flavor is in your face hops right from the start. It is complex and brings all hop aroma notes to the flavor. The malt is clean, biscuity and adds a bit of sweetness at the start which makes the hop notes pop. There is a lightly noticeable sweet alcohol as well that adds some warmth. In the finish dry bready yeast and strong hop bitterness come out and dry things right up. This bitterness lingers on the tongue for some time in a good way. The body is just on the full side with nice lively carbonation.


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