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RATINGS: 774   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoptimist (99) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2010 Smells like another winner from Stone! Hop-forward nose with big grapefruit presence and some resiny notes as well and just a touch of malty goodness to balance. Pours a beautiful light gold and almost peachy color. Slightly hazy with barely off-white persistent head. Medium-low carbonation. Nice lacing. Taste is big bitterness like the nose on the attack, a little malt sweetness creeping in the middle and a long bitter finish. Pretty much just like the commercial description. Medium body with a creamy/sticky texture. Medium carbonation and a wonderfully long bitter and dry finish. Great beer. Plan on stocking up on a few of these (me AND you!).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (7721) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear gold with a medium beige head. English malt aroma with some sweetness along with grassy hops and a bit of citrus. Flavor of English malt quickly turns to grassy hops and grapefruit. Lasting bitter finish of grapefruit rind. Nice complex brew and they did exactly what they set out to do with this style hybrid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Not my favorite IPA by Stone, but I love the mission statement on the bottle. Extremely dry and hoppy, this is one hoppy beer, but it also tastes like a belgian triple hybrid which is whats turning me off. Cloves and tarragon and fennel and some black pepper. Very carbonated. Very complex beer, but theres those dry sour belgiany flavors of the triple vein that are turning me off. Wish this was more like the 13th anniversay, but I guess I just love my west coast beers ;-) Glad I picked this one up.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Bottle pours hazy gold/orange color with a thin white head with good lacing. Scent is citrus with earthy hops. Nice earthy hop bite with long lasting dry bitter finish. I will get more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3650) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2010
A perfect way to celebrate some independence with a west coast brewery famous for west coast ipas. This one strays about from the citrus hop bombs we know and love but does so in a sweet and otherwise enjoyable way. The spiciness here is what you notice up front from the aroma to the first sip of the beer. The flavor is slighlty caramel sweet and with a nice body to it. The flavor fades into a bitter finish that has that fusel alcohol thing going on but not so much I need to toss this aside. Nice grassiness and earthiness again further into the palate. A decently sweet and nicely hopped drink.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Pours light and golden with a creamy head. Citrusy aroma. This is similiar to Calderas IPA, but a little more earthy. Really a tasty beer. I lot more refreshing than i was expecting from this style of beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (11041) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Apricot colored pour. Aroma is all grapefruit and orange peel. Flavor is bitter and delicious. Grapefruit and sour orange peels. Awesome!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Clear golden yellow with a fluffy white head. Strong citrus and grassy hops aroma with a good malty presence. Nice buttery palate. Good bitterness with tastes of caramel, vanilla, lemon grass, grapefruit, and an earthy grassy finish with long lingering floral hops perfume on the back of the throat. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (8020) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2010
22. Pours a cloudy burnished medium bronze with a dense and creamy platinum blond head that really sticks around. Tons of densely webby lace. Big tangy tangerine, grapefruit, and orange rind nose--very marmalade-y. Creamy medium body, plenty of lively carb. Toasty caramel and biscuit on the mid-palate, along with tons of citrus preserves and sharp oily pine. Long piney resin finish. Great DIPA, as expected.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
highibus (819) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Pours a fairly pale straw wth nice white head. Aroma of hops that are sure different than the standard cs. Really nice earthiness on the nose. Tingly with hops nice and bitter. A bit of malt comes through. But this is all about the hops. And they are glorious. Long bitter finish. Really a nice change of pace for a dipa.


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