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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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fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2010, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

[ As Stone This Beer Tastes Better On Tap ].
Clear medium yellow orange color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange - citrus. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark orange peel bitter, dry. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100805]

yespr (47545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2010
From cask at GBBF2010 as Stone This Beer Tastes Better On Tap. Pours hazy orange with a fully gone head. Aroma is fruity, slight spiced and grassy. Sweet malty, distinct hoppy. Dry grapefruity and mild peachy. Ends bone dry and bitter with a lasting fruity note.

Ungstrup (38384) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2010
Bottled. An unclear golden beer with a yellow head. The aroma has notes of hops, grass, ane yeast. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of orange peal, combined with a medium hop note, leading to a dry and bitter finish, where a note of straw appears. Thanks joergen for sharing.

joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2010
Bottle. Hazy golden coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass and citrus with notes of pine needles. Fruity flavour of hops, grass, grape fruits and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

anders37 (27047) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2011
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2010. Pours a slightly hazy pale golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity bitter hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity and very bitter hoppy grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity hoppy bitter finish.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2010
[email protected] (as Stone This Beer Tastes Better On Tap!). Goldeny orange colour with no head. Aroma is fruits, quite citrusy, earthy and has some mild acidic hppyness to it as well. Flavour is sweet fruits, some mild acidic notes. Brutally hopped and very bitter. Too hoppy acidic for me...

Travlr (26070) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draught at Churchkey. Aroma of pine, citrus, grapefruit, grass. Decent malt balance, but this one is all about the hops. Straightforward. Bitter.

cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 10, 2011
tap at brewdog bar ... amber .. thin white head ... soft sweeet creamy lemony custard nose ... light sharbert lemon zezty ... light lemon rind zezt ... sweet lemon sause ... its an odd mix of lemon and sweetness

omhper (25740) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2010
Bottled. Cloudy golden, mid-sized head. Rich citric grapefruit aroma. Dry and surprisingly crisp with medium body. Citric and aromatic, getting even drier towards the really bitter finish. Grapefruity hops with hay as a sidekick entertain on the way. Tasty stuff!

madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2010
5th August 2010. GBBF.
As ’This Beer Tastes Better On Tap’. Hazy gold beer with a tiny suddy head. Rich hops - not too bitter mind. Rich marmalade orange, strong pine notes. Underpinned by a litte sweet pineapple and traces of mango and peach. Some spice. Well joined up. Pretty good stuff. A very interesting beer - Stone takes all British ingredients and brews an IPA that is well beyond the reach of 99.9% of UK breweries! Really hope the rumours of Stone opening a UK based brewery are true!

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