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RATINGS: 762   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Nice pine, citrus, and floral aroma... Very smooth taste, strong alcohol presence, with less hop kick than I expected, though Im not complaining as it was quite nice. Yet another fine offering from Stone.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tia (1933) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Sample at brewery. Hazy golden withbthin head. No overwhelming aspects of aroma- maybe some spice, toilet, fruit cocktail. Flavor better, but not my fave. Tropical, bitter. Fine carbonation, that comes off as harsh.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1827) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Pours a cloudy tangerine color with an eggshell-colored head. Malty nose subdued hop notes given that this is a Stone. Tangy flavor with much less of a malty quality than is noted in the nose.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2954) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - JAN 17, 2017
Tap at Js. Pours a deep orange/gold color with a finger of foam that lingers. Big peach nose with stone fruit and pine. Clean and crisp and lovely that lovely San Diego light body. Dank stone fruit as it warms. Smooth finish. So drinkable and the hops shine. Really nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (1303) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2017
It pours a cloudy orange with a whittish orange head. There are aromas of citrus, biscuit, and pepper. There are flavors highlight by sweet flavors and then bitterness. There are flavors of biscuit, citrus, pepper, and a slight bit or orange. There is also a bit of spiciness in the background. It has a moderate feel on the heavy side with moderate combination and a long lasting bitter finish. Overall, the balance is towards the hops but the malt background of biscuit makes this an extremely enjoyable beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drjoeng (1044) - SINGAPORE - JAN 9, 2017
8.9%ABV. Imperial IPA. Poured out gold. 8 SRM. Nose is malty, funky with dried urine. A preview of the malty palate that is to come at tasting. Warm orange juice in the nose. Allow it to come to room temperature some more and you start to get the aroma of a New York subway. Mouthfeel is full and soapy but not so much in the traditional sense. Palate has flavors of honey wheat toast, barley toast, juicy sweet with orange juice like character with a neat fuller biscuit, white bread toast. Hops are woody, bitter, incense. No fresh flavor profiles. Finish is woody, bitter. Goes on Favorites List!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (6458) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2017
22 oz bottle into a plastic hotel cup. Mostly clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, malt, floral notes, light tropical fruit. Tastes of citrus, floral notes, light malt, pine, light tropical fruit, hop oils. Medium body with a dry finish. Liked it more after it warmed up a bit.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wetherel (1871) - Cupertino, California, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Another awesome IPA by Stone. Reminiscent of the 10th anniversary. Deep orange yellow. Medium bitterness. Mild sweetness. Biscuit malty flavor. Lasting hoppy aroma. Easyish to drink, but higher ABV makes a take a few days to finish a bomber. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (964) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes Aroma: hay, earthy, caramel, citrus ppearance: clear golden with a white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter finish Tasty

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (7442) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Bottle - Encore Series bomber. Pours clear orange, medium off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is caramel and pine, pretty old school. some melon and orange. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter, melon and pith. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Old school but well crafted.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1556) - Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2016
8.9% Hazed orange, light creamy head. Spice orange herbal aroma caramel and toasted malts Taste reminds me of another brand of beer that is not stones. Not there usual hops, I know. Must be the kent goldings. I like this different hop taste to an ipa, goldings always are good though. Soft beer, malty with a spice sting, crisp zesty finish. Peppery. Orange, light caramel malts, marris otter?? Actually a pretty peppery predominant beer overall in hop profile. Foamy, bright clean.


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