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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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1.7
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Bottle served in a tulip glass. I don’t know where to begin on this one. One one hand it almost feels like the first time I had a sour beer and palate was simply not ready. On the other hand I just don’t think it was very good. Started alright, it poured hazy gold with a thin sticky head. Then came the sniff. Smelled oxidized, woody, sweet, medicinal. Not exactly what I think of when the letters I, P, and A come together. The flavor was very similar to that of cheap uncoated aspirin tablets with a stale woody quality to them. It was bitter with a thin and very dry body. Sorry Stone, just not digging this one.


4.1
fidelis83 (2400) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Cloudy orange pour with a two finger off white head that has good retention. Aroma is full of caramel, biscuit, planty and spicy hops and English yeasty spiciness, a good amount of spicy citrus, toffee, thistle and boozy warmth. Flavor is full of toffee, biscuit, caramel and toasted bread, spicy, floral and bright/spicy hops and a decent wallop of booziness. Medium to heavy body, chewy, with a medium, kinda sharp carbonation, moderate to strong boozy warmth and light hop acid bite. Pretty damn tasty stuff, seems more like a hoppy Barleywine than IIPA to me, but either way, I like it. I’d definitely like it more in November, than late June though.

3.8
bergstaden (2925) - Røros, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2017
Golden with a white head - Hops in the aroma - Malt body with a he3rbal hop flavour with a good bitterness - The herbal hop bitterness goes into a dry finish - This was good

3.7
MarcoDL (4836) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2017
Bottle at tasting. Golden pour. Aroma of orange zest, citrus, malt and caramel. Taste has mandarine, orange zest, citrus, some pine and grassy hop. Quite nice.

3.6
Zymurgeist2 (2179) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 17, 2017
From bomber to pint glass. Hazy orange sunset with moderate white head. Dirt and orange are central to both the aroma and palate. Semi-dry finish really brings out the earthy hops. There is restrained juice throughout - as though it were being squeezed out of a hop bag at the last minute.

4.5
Patrik (783) - Amarillo City, - MAR 16, 2017
Flarra restaurant Krokius. Ljus lätt grumlig .Doftar Nektariner, klenentiner lite aprikos. Åhh smakar mest Persika lite söt brödig malt. Men helvete vad persika och sen nu efter en stund melon också. En perfekt sommar Dipa ättegod . Jättegod

3.5
DrNosha (2280) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2017
Vom Fass in Berlin. Trüb gelbes Bier, flacher Schaum. Blumiger Hopfenduft. Etwas Kreide. Blumig bitter im Antrunk. Tulpen. Ziemlich bitter.

4.2
colui72 (981) - HONG KONG - FEB 20, 2017
Hazy orange, with a small white head, lacing and visible carbonation. Aroma of piney hops and mango. Sweet and fruity attack with mango, tangerine, grapefruit, pine and some caramel in taste, with a boozy and bitter finish. Smooth and full bodied. Very enjoyable ale.

3.5
ibrubeer (383) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Bomber. Faint aroma, almost smells a little funky. Orangish color with thin white head, and LOTS of floaties! Does not taste like a typical Stone beer, but it does have an Imperial IPA mouthfeel. Overall not bad, but not great.

3.8
CacheManyHose (712) - HONG KONG - FEB 10, 2017
Bottle from Brewcraft, drank at home. Hazy orange-beige pour with off-white sudsy head. Smells of peppery hop, wood chips, toasty cereal and corn malt, yellow pear skin, a bit of metal locker. Tastes is somewhat sharp resin bitterness, very dry, light pepper, slightly metallic edge. Body is medium, slick, very bitter and bone dry, a bit stony, quite smooth. Not generally a huge fan of English IPAs but this takes the style and makes it big - very nice.

3.8
HKdIPA (798) - HONG KONG - FEB 10, 2017
Bottle from Brewcraft at home. Slightly hazy golden pour with dense white head. Aroma is earthy hops with some resin underneath. Taste is big grassy earthy bitterness with smooth honey biscuit malt. It’s very much as promised - big Stone take on an English IPA. Nice heavy but not unbalanced booziness. Finish is quite sweet malt which lasts, along with some bitter booze and vegetal flavors. Palate is slightly rich. Quite good to try.


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