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RATINGS: 775   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 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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3.2
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
DutchDrebus (5938) - 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.

3.2
Cunningham (7850) - 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

3.2
DSG (14685) - 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
kp (10882) - 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: Duckworth’s 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

3.2
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 13, 2013
A - Pours a hazy golden straw with a 2 finger mounded head with outstanding retention. Big cliffs of frothy lacing left behind. S - Earthy lemongrass hops over pale malt. T - Lemon and orange citrus hits up front. Slightly burnt biscuity malt adds a balanced sweetness. The hops remain pungent from start to finish. Mouthfeel is prickly at first but turns creamy. Bright strawberries. The aftertaste is grassy grapefruit rind. I like that this IIPA drives in a different direction. It’s hop forward but not unbalanced. The malt holds up against the assertive hops. It provides a smooth and clean finish. Serving type: bottle 10-05-2010

3.2
Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Sampled with maniac. Hop profile has turned old and slightly stale. Sickly sweet, and without the burn that I recall from when it was fresh. Vaguely reminiscent of citrusy fruits and peppery spice. Not awful, but not great.

3.1
GT (10000) - San Diego, 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???

3.1
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...

3.1
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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