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RATINGS: 773   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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 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
sloth (2876) - 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3920) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
baraciisch (3122) - 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..

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zdk (1915) - 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?

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b33r (872) - 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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (14028) - 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.

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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (5836) - 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (7560) - 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 (13906) - 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.


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