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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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3.6
PhillyCraft (7923) - 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.

3.1
b3shine (9145) - 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 it’s prime.

3.7
HughConway (831) - 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.

3.7
alobar (3914) - 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.

3.9
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 couldn’t 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

3.4
jsquire (4599) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Hazy pale gold color with a frothy white head. Pine, hop resin and toffee in the nose. I’ve had this bottle about two years, and most of the sharp edges have come off. Toffee and thin caramel sweetness with lots of spice and some pine forest notes. This has a nice old hop patina for those who like that flavor. It kind of got lost in my closet and I wish I had tried it fresh.

3.8
PilsnerPeter (3050) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Notes from my backlog: Pours a nice hazy glowing orange with a dense white head. Bright citrusy and biscuity aroma with an estery British yeast note. Crisp dry palate- herbaceous flavor- bright and zesty with a ton of bitterness. Quite dry with a nice bright hop zest and a gentle biscuit back. Well done.

3.8
RoyalFlushing (326) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2012
On tap @ Lazy Boy Saloon. Poured a cloudy golden with orange hues, medium off-white head, and notable lacing. Aroma is big citrus and piney hops with lemon zest most evident. Taste is caramel malt and citrus upfront before palatable bitterness takes over through the finish. Bitterness and citrus flavors linger on the palate. Enjoyable, but not nearly as drinkable and complex as Ruination 10th Anniversary.

3.8
Holdwine (1237) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2012
The fresh and piney hops leads me to a more "American" IPA, but this thing rocks. It ios perfect for all you hop heads. Oily and spicy, the malt is overshadowed by the wondrous hops.

3.8
laiti (8513) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2012
65 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 12.03.2011
Aroma is rather hoppy with some exotic fruits and caramel. Flavour has rather bitter hops with exotic fruits, grapefruit and some caramel. Really bitter finish. Too sweet but good anyway.


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