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RATINGS: 763   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 3, 2010
22oz bottle. Rating #67. Pours out a hazy golden/yellow pour with a pretty nice white bubbly head. Piney aroma, it was very nice to sit back and breathe it in actually. Flavor was very different to me, very bitter and very sticky on the tongue, a little over the top on the bitterness for me, maybe it was more astringent than bitter, but it didnt hit me right I guess, I will have to try another bottle and come back too it. (1276)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2844) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Large offwhite head, lasting with stringy laceage. Hazy gold color, fairly ugly brew. Nose is soft, light graininess, citrus and a bit woodsy/earthy. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation, sorta chewy, grainy malts. Dry maltiness, bready with the earthy hoppiness going on, light fruitiness, citrus gestures with a dry finish thats got a lotta bite. Not bad but not my cup of tea. Stones American IPAs are more to my liking. Neat effort though. Bomber procured @statelineliquors.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2010
bottle. pours hazy dull yellow with white head. the aroma is salty wet grass and peppery hop notes. flavors are really salty and peppery, lots of powdery hop bitterness. alcohol hits big on the back end and the mouth feel is chalky.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
baraciisch (3030) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Cloudy yellow orange in color.... Aroma is soco and lime... Flavor is sweet and citrusy initially with a nice floral and citrusy hop finish... Unbelievably sweet for a west coast ipa, unlike anything Ive had from stone, pretty good, but a little overrated for its rating here..

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zdk (1882) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2010
bottle @ the Beer engine, Cleveland - Orange pour with white head. arouma is hoppy, pine a bit vineous and boozey. Glassy caramel malts, very astringent and strange dry finish. Overrated?

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b33r (863) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Light gold color and cloudy with a small bright white head. Aroma is strong and citric. Flavor has strong bitter hops and a spiciness. Its so bitter its a little detracting, though.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13614) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Draft, Double Dry Hopped version. Small off-white head atop lightly hazed light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, dirty sock/dishwater, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, light bread. Soft medium-full body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2011
very hazy yellow, bubbly white head, some lace. nose is skunky malt, with a surprisingly mild citric hop presence. flavor is all bitter at first, followed by a sour musty malt. medium bodied, sur bitter finish. a decent enough pale ale, but i was hoping for more.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (5676) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2011
Draught @ Moeder Lambic during the Stone vs Moeder Lambic event. Clear yellow colour with a big white head. Smells flowers and weird. Tastes flowers and soapy. Lots of carbo, medium body.


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