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RATINGS: 760   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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   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (7334) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2012 Bottle. Hazy golden colour with an off white head. Massive sweet, fruity and grape aroma. Also a pretty massvie flavour, that kills a lot of the flavours. Malty and grape hoppy

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (12532) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle sample at a tasting at Porter & Sons. Thanks Ariel. Cloudy golden. Fruity hoppy aroma with some oranges, flowers and some malty notes. Sweetish fruity flavor with a bit of somewhat honey-ish malt and a bitter hoppy finish. Medium-bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: June 30, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Crabapple Bottle Shop
Appearance: cloudy dark yellow, fine white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, floral and citrus hops
Flavor: sweet pale malt flavor, lots of balancing mix of hops, bready sweetness, light bitterness, long bitter finish

Date: September 15, 2010
Mode: draft
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
picking up a fruity sweetness on draft,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

Name: 14th Anniversary, Double Dry Hopper
Date: October 06, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Duckworths Stone Tour
Appearance: hazy gold, wispy white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet paly malt aroma, lots of floral and spicy hops, touch of citrus
Flavor: sweet liquid hop flavor, lots of floral hops, light balancing bitterness, touch of spicyness
Overall: all about the hops

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+ /4

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 30, 2010
22oz bomber. Pours a clear to barely hazy bright orange with a thin, semi-rocky, light yellow head with spotty lace. Extremely weird aroma of fruity, fresh EKG hops, cantaloupe, butternut squash. Taste is very bitter, super dry, lots of overripe cantaloupe, honey dew melon, some metallic notes that urge on vomit like flavors. Very unpleasant. Then 9% rolls in and just turns this into a difficult beer to enjoy: too dry, too boozy, too much butternut squash and super weird hop varietals. Boadicea hops???

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Clear golden color beneath a thin white head. Toasty grain aroma with some flowery almost perfume like hops and underlying citrus. Crisp bitterness, some grassy and pine-like hops. Light malt flavors and a lingering bitterness. Meh...

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Draft: Cloudy golden minimal head. Earthy, pale maltiness. Citrus as well. Citrus (lemon) and then an almost dusty breadiness that is unexpected by me. Pepper in the aftertaste. Medium bodied. An odd one. I am a fence-sitter.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Bottle.br>Pours a decent light American cheese yellow with a nose of peach, apricot, light pine, orange, and sugar-coated grapefruit. Flavor is straw grapefruit, barnyard peach, musty pine, and old. Light biscuit emerges as it warms. Tingly mouthfeel. Reminds me of a more balanced Arrogant Basard with a sour fruit infusion.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Bomber from Foremost Liquors in Oak Forest, IL: This had a copper body with a decent enough head. The aroma had a sturdy purple grape aroma along with some herbal/earthy/grassy spiciness. The grapes faded sliightly as the beer warmed more. The flavor was kind of muddled between the hety malt bill and an overdose of English hop bitterness. This seems to be a case where less would have been more. The grapey-ness re-emerged in the finish anlong with a strong, prolonged bitterness. An interesting experiement, but even as an avowed hop-head, I think the hops that were used were overdone.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrooHa (121) - New York, USA - OCT 5, 2010
POurs a cloudy, dark yellow. Like a dense hefe or a troubling urine sample. Frothy, off-white head. Lemon scent wallops you. Lemon rind. Lemon zest. Lemon, lemony. Maybe with a teensy hint of Jolly Rancher in the background. Lemon Jolly Rancher. Sharp and bitter (in a good way). Booziness. Sharp lemon. Pepper? Slight marmalade in finish. Tasty and interesting but I dont think I would seek out more. (tastes better as it warms).


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