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RATINGS: 777   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

3.4
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2011
(bomber 8/18/10). Dark gold color, with light cloudiness. Medium off white head. Moderate floral hop aroma, with light citrus, malt, and grass. Flavor of the same, with light spicy hop character. Avg duration. Moderate bitterness. Slick texture. Soft carbonation. Fair lacing.

3.4
Hansen (8595) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2011
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Golden coloured and faint hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma of cerials, citrus, hops, crisp too. Flavor is moderate sweet and finish heavy bitter. Dry, creamy texture and soft carbonation.

3.3
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Very spicy and woodsy. First sip is really peppery. Nice to have a potent yet variant IPA. pours a yellow orange. bitterness really lingers on the palate. another anniversary winner from Escondido.

3.3
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Pours an attractive unfiltered cloudy golden/orange with a white head. Nose of earthy brit hops, and a light whiff of berries and a twinge of alcohol. Has a strong light malty base with notes of bitter black pepper, grapefruit rind, berries, mineral-y water and earthy/herbal hops. Finishes dry , lots of lingering bitterness. The body is full and round with pleasant, moderate carbonation. Well-made and everything but I just don’t dig the flavor that much.

3.3
mar (5415) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a pale gold with a white head. nose is hops, dried oranges, and faint citrus. not bad on the palate, super dry hops up front with oranges and a slightly bitter finish.

3.3
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Bottle a few weeks back. Overall it was ok. I think they hit what they were going for, but it just wasn’t all that tasty. Perhaps what is good about the original style is lost in imperialing the beer.

3.3
brokensail (16444) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
A: The pour is a hazy golden straw color with a dense white head on it. S: The nose is quite inviting (at first). Initially there is plenty of fruitiness to it--pineapple and grapefruit, especially. Then some lightly floral and spicy hops come into the picture along with a very distinct grassiness. T: Initially I really liked the flavor of this as it matched the nose nearly perfectly. As the beer warmed up a little bit, the hop flavor became grassy and very spicy. A good bitterness to it without much in the way of malt (typical Stone beer). M: The body is perhaps on the light end of medium with a moderate and tingling carbonation. D: I usually like Stone’s anniversary beers, but this one just didn’t quite do it for me. I guess if I’m going to have any more of these, I’ll have to drink them quickly.

3.3
T3llLAllDE (100) - USA - JUL 28, 2010
very different then most stones ive had. thin on the palate lite hop flavor is over powered by grass and earth and lite grapefruit tart flavor. in the end not much hops. very different then ipas that i usually drink but very interesting

3.3
TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2010
okay. Smells slightly farty, and the nose is uninspired. Just not diggin this particular brew. But I’m just a whiny rb/ba user who lives in his moms basement, so take that into account. Sorry my review is so lame but this beer just didn’t inspire me to write much more. Fucken hell.


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