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RATINGS: 772   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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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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Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2010
Bottle, shared by Harry, thanks! Awesome hazy murky yellow, thick foamy white head. Huge citrus aroma, but with some funky yeast in there as well. Taste is huge citrus up front, thick malt body behind, lots of alcohol as well. On the citrus refreshing side and not malt bomb side of double ipa’s. Lovely stuff but packs a punch. Thanks Harry!

3.2
sloth (2910) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Large offwhite head, lasting with stringy laceage. Hazy gold color, fairly ugly brew. Nose is soft, light graininess, citrus and a bit woodsy/earthy. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation, sorta chewy, grainy malts. Dry maltiness, bready with the earthy hoppiness going on, light fruitiness, citrus gestures with a dry finish thats got a lotta bite. Not bad but not my cup of tea. Stones American IPAs are more to my liking. Neat effort though. Bomber procured @statelineliquors.

4
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Sampled on 7/10/2010. This double IPA pours a slightly hazy medium yellow gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with decent lacing and nice retention. The aroma is fruity and sweet, earthy, spicy, grapefruity hops and apricots. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are grapefruity and citrusy. Nice lively carbonation, there are a lot of small bubbles. Interesting beer, not as malty as one would expect yet there is a interesting dry earthiness going on here. A different yeast? Hides the 9% alcohol very well as well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

4.7
dwyerpg (6217) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Smells nice. Hoppy but frothy. Hazy yellow. This is quite hoppy and very tasty. A very agrressive imperial IPA. Excellent.

3.9
User37895 (3042) - - JUL 10, 2010
Bottle from SL. Pour was light golden with a generous white colored head. Lacing was quality. The aroma was raw citrus with some biscuits. The flavor was pretty rough and bitter as bitter gets... Gotta love those bittering English hops. Some spiciness and herbal notes underneath it all. Mouthfeel was crisp and clean, somewhat light. Nice one, Stone! IPAs are you!

3.8
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
22oz into perfect pint. Pours a golden straw yellow with light white head. Aroma is all hops, fruity hops, excellent aroma. Mouth feel is light with lots of carbo. Flavor much like aroma is all hops with little maltiness. Very clean crisp ale, love it.

4.2
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Bomber from Somewhere. Just an all around bold and tasty IPA. Aroma is citrus and floral. Huge and complex hop profile but with a mildly sweet and caramel malt base. Pours slightly cloudy orange. Another successful beer from Stone.

3.6
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Man, this is a different take. Overall, pretty tasty. Cloudy blond color with small head. Very hoppy flavor, although not what I am used to. I do see the hint of spice and for sure the welcome bitterness. Thanks to Stone for their efforts.

4.1
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Split with Vin. Pours a slight, mellow golden haze with a thick, tightly-bubbled, frothy white head. Leaves gorgeous, web-like lacing. Aroma of dry hops, bitter hop resin, light malt, fresh dough, yeast, and slight hints of lavender and pear. Medium bodied with a smooth, suave, subtly warm palate. Not too much spice. Nice long, dry finish. Awesome double IPA, but I expected nothing less from Stone.

3.9
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Love it when I can experience a different type of hop aroma ,a strange yet enticing flower citrus grain aroma,some of the malt is down there,taste is typical of the English style ,where the malt and hop both jump out at you,clash all the way down ,leaving a bitter hop taste in the finish. Taste is lively ,well done,not quite as innovative as aroma.Different enough to be an acceptable anniversary brew


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