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RATINGS: 774   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Poured a very hazy orange with a half finger of head with very good head retention. Aroma is rather pungent with spice and green vegetables. Up front the taste is very heavy on the spice and an almost carrot like sweetness which lingers on the palate for a very very long time. With the sweetness of course, comes a rather strong earthy bitterness as well. The alcohol is barely noticeable as well. Damn this beer has some attitude to it! If you like a good ol fashioned crazy anything goes double ipa then go for it!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Amber pour with a big pillowy, white head. Flavor is huge crisp hops and considerable spice and citrus. Flavor is super smooth crisp and not nearly as heavy as one would expect. Finish is long and dry. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Wow holy hell what a palate buster. Nice foamy head lacing the glass so well. Golden with a slight cloudiness to it. I get hops and the malts on the nose a slight orange peel there too. Great carbonated very smooth mouth feel. I taste very bitter hops and thats mostly it possibly some subtle malt hints now and again. Very bitter lingering finish a true palate buster. Awesome beer as always from Stone.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Man, this is a different take. Overall, pretty tasty. Cloudy blond color with small head. Very hoppy flavor, although not what I am used to. I do see the hint of spice and for sure the welcome bitterness. Thanks to Stone for their efforts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2011
(22 ounce bottle - tumbler glass) Pours a opaque tan yellow to orange color. Has a minimal head with a more noticable lacing, can also see yeast specs in the bottom. Aroma consists of pine, resin and citrusy hops. Medium to full body, light to average carbonation, oily texture and long bitter finish. Thanks to experiencehaze for this brew.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
fuzzcro (295) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2016
Enticing aroma pulled me right in. Perfect color, taste is excellent. Nicely spiced but not overly so which agrees very well with my preferred taste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fantomasus (291) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Apple orchard, spring, grassy earth after a fresh rain, tart, sweet and sour gives way to bitter hops. Finishes fairly clean but leaves the tongue burning from hops...

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Surprisingly pale yellow. Lacking the expected big aroma. Carmel malts and obvious alcohol flavors are soon washed away by the bracing, earthy bitterness. Dry, peppery and tastes stronger than its stated 8.9%.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - JUL 22, 2010
07.20.10 - (22 oz. botte) Pours brilliant golden straw color with med-small white head. Big aromatic nose of oranges and citrus limes. Tastes of orange peel and round maltiness with a bittering finish. Solid. EIPA.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
IluvatarMilan (282) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle @ EODT10 Pours a bright orange body with a light head. Aroma of dry hops, not all that interesting. Taste however, is brilliant. Deep, complex earthy tones provide the backbone. Subtle apricot, orange peels. Very nuanced, yet intense. Aftertaste is bitter, sweet, and very satifying.


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