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RATINGS: 772   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
20th Anniversary Encore Series: Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA is a dry-bodied ale 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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fatehunter (2615) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Poured out of a 22oz bottle into a satan glass. A cloudy yellow color going towards an orange. Inch and half of white head. Smell: Great citrus aroma, grapefruit and a sour, but good, smell in there too. It has a sharper smell than most IPAs. Taste: Wow. The hop bitterness hits at the beginning and just keeps beating up those taste buds all the way to the end. Of course in the best way possible. I would expect nothing less from Stone. Then the hops just hang out for awhile in the aftertaste. You will not soon forget this. A little softer, almost creamy, than expected. Still nice. Low carbonation. Obviously the hopheads will love this, but I think it is also very approachable for the general beer public. I am not getting worn out drinking this IPA as some are apt to make me. Nice take on the "Emperial" word use.

Ronritter (875) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2017
bomber cloudy orange pour with white head plenty of citrus and hops in aroma and taste dry finish

George999 (466) - Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2017
From bottle the pour is very cloudy with a thin white head. It thins quickly is very lacy. The aroma is floral, hoppy, citrus and slightly sweet on the backend of the nose. The taste bright, with a toasted notes in the back end of the throat. The roasted grains are very prevalent, but are nicely balanced with the hops. The finish malty and a bitter.

fidelis83 (2510) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Cloudy orange pour with a two finger off white head that has good retention. Aroma is full of caramel, biscuit, planty and spicy hops and English yeasty spiciness, a good amount of spicy citrus, toffee, thistle and boozy warmth. Flavor is full of toffee, biscuit, caramel and toasted bread, spicy, floral and bright/spicy hops and a decent wallop of booziness. Medium to heavy body, chewy, with a medium, kinda sharp carbonation, moderate to strong boozy warmth and light hop acid bite. Pretty damn tasty stuff, seems more like a hoppy Barleywine than IIPA to me, but either way, I like it. I’d definitely like it more in November, than late June though.

bergstaden (3200) - Røros, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2017
Golden with a white head - Hops in the aroma - Malt body with a he3rbal hop flavour with a good bitterness - The herbal hop bitterness goes into a dry finish - This was good

MarcoDL (5399) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2017
Bottle at tasting. Golden pour. Aroma of orange zest, citrus, malt and caramel. Taste has mandarine, orange zest, citrus, some pine and grassy hop. Quite nice.

Zymurgeist2 (2366) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 17, 2017
From bomber to pint glass. Hazy orange sunset with moderate white head. Dirt and orange are central to both the aroma and palate. Semi-dry finish really brings out the earthy hops. There is restrained juice throughout - as though it were being squeezed out of a hop bag at the last minute.

Patrik (924) - Amarillo City, - MAR 16, 2017
Flarra restaurant Krokius. Ljus lätt grumlig .Doftar Nektariner, klenentiner lite aprikos. Åhh smakar mest Persika lite söt brödig malt. Men helvete vad persika och sen nu efter en stund melon också. En perfekt sommar Dipa ättegod . Jättegod

DrNosha (2722) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2017
Vom Fass in Berlin. Trüb gelbes Bier, flacher Schaum. Blumiger Hopfenduft. Etwas Kreide. Blumig bitter im Antrunk. Tulpen. Ziemlich bitter.

colui72 (1101) - HONG KONG - FEB 20, 2017
Hazy orange, with a small white head, lacing and visible carbonation. Aroma of piney hops and mango. Sweet and fruity attack with mango, tangerine, grapefruit, pine and some caramel in taste, with a boozy and bitter finish. Smooth and full bodied. Very enjoyable ale.

ibrubeer (413) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Bomber. Faint aroma, almost smells a little funky. Orangish color with thin white head, and LOTS of floaties! Does not taste like a typical Stone beer, but it does have an Imperial IPA mouthfeel. Overall not bad, but not great.

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