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RATINGS: 740   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (3413) - Malm, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2011
En 9,5%-ig IIPA frn Stone = Stora frvntningar. Ljusgul disig vtska med mttligt skum. Stor humledoft av frsk tropisk frukt. Vattnet r enligt texten p flaskan "burtonized". Gissar att det innebr att mineraler tillsatts vilket, kan uppfattas i smaken. Den r torr och friskt fruktig, grs, lite pepprig. Inte alls s stklibbig som en del DIP:or kan vara. Mttlig men tydlig beska t grape med lng eftersmak. En mycket lyckad l. Tnker p Alesmiths IPA dr allt skruvats upp. Jstfllning i botten som var mycket drickbar.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2011
22 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy straw yellow with lots of tan and white chunks floating about. Looks like somebodys pond water experiment. The chunks stay suspended in the beer throughout and never settle. The aroma thankfully is pleasant despite this beers disturbing appearance. There is ample grapefruit with a bit of spiciness to it along with some alcohol vapors. The flavor begins with some malt, but that is quickly overrun by grapefruit pith hops bitterness that is quite assertive and lingers annoyingly on the palate. That combined with some jet-fuel heat from the alcohol make this beer generally an unpleasant experience. Avoid.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillWyce (1027) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2011
From notes: poured a very cloudy straw color with a small white head. Aroma was surprisingly mild-piney hops mixed with yeast. Very deep palate, with a notable thickness. Found it to be mildly hoppy with a lot of biscuity yeast mixed in. I usually really like Stones brews, and reading the other desscriptions in the reviews leaves me wondering if I got a bad bottle...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Bomber. Clear chestnut pour under a tall dark tan head with a ton of lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, biscuits and pine resin. Quick citrus bite followed quickly by a strong bready note and a metallic, coppery kick. Exactly as advertised. An English REALLY Bitter. Surprisingly silky, clean texture and a very dry, bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bernatbeer (420) - barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 28, 2011
bebida en tirador,bastante notas de alcohol ,turbia,no se si es por los lpulos boadicea que no los conoca que no me ha gustado tanto como esperaba.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2205) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JUL 26, 2011
22oz bottle. Poured a pale yellow color with slight orange highlights that had a thin white head and left good blotchy lacing. Citrus grapefruit aromas alongside piney hops that stand out with a good malt presence and hints of grass. Taste is very nice piney hops upfront with citrus grapefruit that propels the overall bitterness and good sweet malts that balance out the hop bomb. Medium body with moderate amount of carbonation that had a great hop bitter finish that lingered on the palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Stone 14th Anniversary.
22oz bottle. Pours a solid opaque cloudiness, golden orange color, white rocky head of foam. Aroma of hops. Mostly the scent of earthier varieties. A touch of citrus, with a good amount of wooded forest in the autumn, and sweet biscuit malts. Tastes of sharp bitter American hops, nice West Coast (San Diego-style) bite. Kinda like biting into a grapefruit rind, although without alot of citrus. Finishes with a dry malt and a bit of white pepper spice. Very soft texture, perfect malt backbone, makes me want another sip, and then another,

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scottw86 (1167) - Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Poured a hazy orange/yellow color with a bubbly off-white head. Aroma is very fruity and hoppy. Some lemons and oranges. Slightly tart, very nice aroma overall. Taste is very hoppy as well with some tart citrus and lemon flavors. A good amount of pine and floral notes as well. The finish has some alcohol with a very earthy dry taste. Overall this is very flavorful. Im not sure the combination of flavors is my favorite, but I like how the fruity notes are present. Overall a very nice ipa.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cleverlobo (319) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Bottle share with my father-in-law and my wife; hazy orange with medium white head; aroma-sweet, citrus, spice, cloves, pine and some other fruits I cant quite identify; taste-medium sweetness, high bitterness, long-lasting, almost unpleasant. Very creamy feel with moderate carbonation. Interesting beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
galensmith (29) - Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2011
22oz bottle. Pours a cloudy pale yellow. Hoppy nose, although coupled with interesting aromas of citrus and pear(?). Looks and smells more like a hefe than an IPA... Im confused. Starts out on the sweet side, with bitterness and hops only creeping in towards the end (contrary to the description). Very strange beer, and certainly delicious in its own way... but not the IPA I was expecting.


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