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RATINGS: 762   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2010
22 oz bottle. Saw this, really liking that Stone is in Chicago now. Absolutely had to get it. Pours an extraordinarily light yellow color with a small white head. Im really surprised by how light it is, almost light a weak orange juice or lemonade color. Smells of a ton of ctirusy fruit, with a bunch of hops, a very fruity IPA smell. Sight be damned, this thing packs some bunch. Despite the overwhelming fruit smell, the taste shows the power of its hops, with a nice hint of citrus, but this is about the hops. Very full-bodied for an IPA, nice stick to the mouth afterwards. Was hoping for a bit more citrus in it, but a very impressing IPA that you cant judge on the color.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2010
22 oz. bomber. Hazy (will be cloudy if you disturb the sediment when you pour) light gold with a frothy white head which fades to leave a faint lace. Skunky nose when cold fades to an almost lager/summer ale once warmed up (which it should be). Pine hops from start to finish with a light malt sweetness somewhere in the middle. Medium-heavy body and light carbonation. Orange peel, pepper and lemon zest combine with the pine in the middle and then fade to a bitter finish. Another IIPA which Id like to have a second bottle of to put up for a while (six months should do).

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nimrod979 (212) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Bomber bottle pours a very hazy orange with a little white head. Aroma of spruce and citrus hops. Flavor is pretty intense. It hides the alcohol well But its pretty well balancd and not overpowering. Very smooth on the palate with a long bitter finish. Pretty good offering from Stone.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - APR 20, 2011
One the best IPAs I have tasted in a long while. Its balanced and complete with a flavor that it respects. Try this beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Pours very bright and clear. There is a thin layer of foam. The aroma is very strong. The flavor is very pronounced but doesnt leave a bitter aftertaste.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Pours a cloudy yellow colour with a dissipating white head. Aroma of hops, lemon and citrus. Flavour of citrusy hops, dry malt and some peachy notes. The bitter flavour dissolves into moderate sweetness and finishes dry, peppery, hoppy and a little fruity.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Pours light and golden with a creamy head. Citrusy aroma. This is similiar to Calderas IPA, but a little more earthy. Really a tasty beer. I lot more refreshing than i was expecting from this style of beer.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gabbama (203) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Pours a hazy orange-tinted golden color with a fluffy white head. Nose is almost all hops; lots of citrus and a little pine. A bit of sweet caramel malt comes through. Very crisp on the tongue at first. Mildly sweet with lots of citrus flavor over a complex background of pine and herbal hops. Long, smooth finish of bitter citrus. Theres a lot going on here, but it really works for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Got this bottle at Wegmans in Collegeville, Pa. Pours a lemon yellow with a small head which dissaptes to an irregular coating. Lacing is thin and transient. Nose is earthy and grassy with only hints of citrus and pale malt. Taste is sweet malts, lemon, some spice. Bitterness is there for sure but especially in the finish. Good thing because this starts very sweet. Mouthfeel is lighter than medium and medium carbonation. The ABV is not noticed. This is a decent beer but not one I would go out of my way for.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rockcrawler (197) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - JUL 25, 2010
22 Oz. A very fruity hoppy aromatic hoppness that is spot on. Taste is not as bitter as one would thing but the beer has damn near perfect balanced bittersweetness. Finish is very balanced with no lingering bitterness that might sometime annoy slightly. A very nicely crafted brew plan on pickin up more!


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