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RATINGS: 772   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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3.8
LilBeerDoctor (4032) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a small, thick white head. Aroma of citrus, mango, lots of sweet fruits, sour patch kids candy, bitter hops. Flavor of spicy hops, pepper, tangy citrus hops. A nice spicy IIPA - interesting and tasty. Finally a winner from the Stone Anniversary series! 7/4/8/4/15 [3.8/5]

3.9
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2010
fresh color from fathead’s. A-pours an extremely murky orangish amber color with tons of dense white head leaving solid lacing. S-nose is interesting, doughy bread with some funkiness to it, melon rind, honeydew. T-much more towards a traditional english ipa, sweet caramel malts, lightly toasted bread, honeydew and a little melon rind, hints of herbal and grassy hops in the back, moderate to strong bitterness in the finish. M-soft but very grainy palate, syrupy and thick, moderate carbonation. D-nicely balanced with good malt body and strong hop presence in the back. quite enjoyable and pretty unique, all in all a very good beer.

3.9
HogTownHarry (7062) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2010
22oz bottle shared with tupalev. Hazy gold, nice lasting fizzy-frothy off-white head. Aroma - my first thought was "Hopfenstark?!!!!" - seriously, this is one funky-smelling beer ... a real melange of spicy dry yeast, alcohol, lemon rind and some kick-ass sour/funky hops that I don’t have the words to describe - "UK" is lamer than usual in this context, but that is NOT your normal west coast DIPA ... amazing stuff. The taste follows, but there is more traditional citrus/resin and even a hint of spruce - enough sweet malt body to give the alcohol and bitterness something to cling to, but this is quite a ride of a beer. VERY lively mouthfeel, acidic, well-carbonated, juicy oh-so briefly, then a long somewhat boozy funky-bitter finish ... man, I hope I can snag a couple more of these before they disappear: and hey, Stone - maybe make this a yearly offering? Please????

3.8
SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 12, 2010
bottle from citywide. pours a hazed golden with a fizzy offwhite head. aroma is musty, herbal, grassy hops. some light booze, pine, spicy burnt honey toast flavor. grassy hop forward, almost saisonlike, with an interesting musty burnt lingering finish. nice stuff. enjoyed it quite a bit.

4.2
FatguyRacer (160) - Crownsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Big bottle. Pours a really great looking pale orange with a fluffly white head that holds up for longer then 2 seconds. I had a long day. This beer was my tonic. The aroma is light. sweet and spicy. Its a bit oily on the palate but if finishes dry and bitter. A damn fine IPA.

3.7
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Vibrant tangerine body with a large bubbly white head that left a ring or two of lacing inside the glass. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, lemongrass, and honey. Flavor shows a bit of spice along with a ton of earthy, mineral qualities that accompany the hops. Still a bit of alcohol noticeable. Overall, not a bad offering.

4.2
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Pours bright golden with a mostly receding off-white head. Notes of thick hop resin, bright acidity, grapefruit, citrus, earthy hops. Full bodied and resinous with lively carbonation. Yum.

3.8
hopscotch (11175) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Bottle… Hazy golden ale with a large, frothy, white head. Peppery, spicy, resiny hops play the lead role in this show. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with jazzy carbonation. The flavor provides heavy bitterness, but in a spicy, peppery, polite, English sort of way. Finishes bitter, caustic and dry.

3.9
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2010
22 oz. bottle purchased at QFC in Lynnwood, WA. Pours a hazy orange color with an off-white head. Aroma: Orange and grapefruit. Flavor: Same as the aroma, witha hit of spice and pepper.

3.8
radagast83 (8193) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy light-orange color with a very thick white foam head. Aroma was citrus, fruit, malts, hops. Flavor was a very nice mellow hop flavor, with a good malt and citrus kick to it. I’d say it’s quite an impressive beer, subtle, but has a strong finish. Alcohol is not noticeable on the palate.


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