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RATINGS: 772   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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 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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3.4
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 can’t quite identify; taste-medium sweetness, high bitterness, long-lasting, almost unpleasant. Very creamy feel with moderate carbonation. Interesting beer

3.7
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Old Review from back 8/10 - First off I love the look of this beer. You don’t see this color in a beer often. It’s like a radioactive glow. Cloudy, orange, and glowing. Small white head. Smell is not your typical IPA. It’s spicy and earthy. Small amounts of citrus and lemon peak through but the earthiness came through mostly for me. In the taste the fruits come through more. Citrus and lemon zest. The earthiness and spiciness still come through big here though and are the main components. There is a nice bready malt character holding everything together. The finish on this beer is very bitter and it just sticks around. Small amounts of alcohol peak through. The mouthfeel is light, crisp, and dry from start to finish. I really enjoyed the mouthfeel on this one.

3.8
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Bomber, split 4 ways into samplers. Nice foamy white head sits atop a somewhat hazy gold. A bit of lacing. Nose is very floral, citrusy, and grassy. Fairly strong bitterness in the flavor along with grapefruit-like citrus and grassy hops. Finish is bitter and a little bit sharp. Smooth palate. Pretty tasty brew. I’d heard some very mixed reviews so far, but I enjoyed it.

4.3
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
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
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 that’s 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
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
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
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
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...


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