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RATINGS: 773   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3708) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

7/07/2010: Stone 14th Anniversary Emperical Ale... Aroma: Mandarin orange peel; spicy; just a touch moldy. Appearance: Pale orange in color; cloudy; small off-white head. Flavor: Bright citrus up front and plenty of bitter citrus peel in the finish; spicy, earthy, slightly herbal/leafy hops; alcohol shows throughout; high bitterness level. Palate: Medium body; average mouthfeel. Overall: Good; different; kind of like a Belgian IPA in way... looking forward to trying a full bottle at proper temperature; an oaked version would be nice (it would help meld everything a bit better)...

Sample from 22 fl. oz. bottle (8.9% ABV) at Martys Hops and Vines in North College Hill (Cincinnati, Ohio). Rating #705 for this beer. Score: 7/3/8/3/15=3.6
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June 2010 - CONSUME FRESH or age in the hull of a seafaring vessel for a year or moew.

1/11/2011: Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA... Aroma: Spicy pineapple and other citrus, hints of Hawaiian bread. Appearance: Cloudy golden color with flurries of carbonation; ample, lasting, dense pale ivory-colored foam on the top; perfect pour into my Samual Adams "Perfect Pint" glass! Flavor: Sweet bread and hints of toffee malt; lots of nice bitterness (sharp); resin, spice, and herbal hop flavors; grapefruit peel bitterness dominates the finish. Palate: Medium-full body; soft and smooth mouthfeel. Overall: Sufficiently bitter and quite a welcomed difference from the typical juicy citrus hop flavors; it has a heavy-handed bitterness that sneaks up from the initial drink and forces another sip; truly English flavors amped up in the West Coast style... Well executed!

1 Pt. 6 Fl. Oz. bottle (8.9% Alc/Vol) from The Party Source in Bellevue, KY. Score: 7/4/8/4=3.8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kathouse (1816) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Cloudy yellow from the tap. Aroma is light fruit, orange, and lemongrass. Light/medium body with some malt sweetness and a pineapple finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4956) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle. The look is golden, in color, clear, and has a whitish head. The smell is pine, citrus, fruits, and fresh hoppiness. The taste is bitterness, hoppiness, fruitineess, and pininess.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 13, 2013
A - Pours a hazy golden straw with a 2 finger mounded head with outstanding retention. Big cliffs of frothy lacing left behind. S - Earthy lemongrass hops over pale malt. T - Lemon and orange citrus hits up front. Slightly burnt biscuity malt adds a balanced sweetness. The hops remain pungent from start to finish. Mouthfeel is prickly at first but turns creamy. Bright strawberries. The aftertaste is grassy grapefruit rind. I like that this IIPA drives in a different direction. Its hop forward but not unbalanced. The malt holds up against the assertive hops. It provides a smooth and clean finish. Serving type: bottle 10-05-2010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (3764) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 22, 2013
Bomber at Marks place. From notes. Aroma is earthy, grassy, and bitter with very little malt character. Initial flavors of caramel and ripe peaches / Mid goes somewhat strangely sulfurous and quite peppery / Final has some harsh bitterness. An unusually unpleasant one from this brewery, whose beers I generally like. Or, not really bad -- but just not as good as I had expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (6906) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Bottle shared with Pat, pours hazy gold with medium to large head, nice lacing that stuck on the glass for a good bit. Aromas of orange zest, doughy yeast, bread malt, and light spices. Flavor the same. Finished very dry with long lasting flavor. Mild bitterness, would drink a few pints of this if I had the choice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (8678) - Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a hazy light light orange with sticky white lacing. Smells a little oxidized, but still sweet, hoppy (grapefruit), and malty. Tastes like it smells with an average (at best) mouthfeel. Decent, but definitely past its prime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2013
From the tasting note vaults. Bomber bottle, hazy amber, white head. Forest hops aroma, taste of caramel and hops. Clean finish. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3711) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Cloudy golden yellow pour with a white soapy head. Aroma of lemon, toffee, and hops. Mostly bitter hop flavor with hint of lemon and caramel. Dry finish. Light on the malt. Nice beer as usual.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2012
I am always game for a Stone Anniversary beer, especially an IPA. This was billed as sort of English but it is clearly a Stone style hopped up IPA which is a good thing!. This had a nice smell, bitter taste of citrus, a bit of malt, hoppy with a bit of kick from the alcohol. This was my third bottle and I couldnt help but to knock it back quick fast in a hurry. I still wish they would recreate the 10th anniversary because that was their best beer in my opinion. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-06-2010 03:27:54

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