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Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPAStone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

748 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 748
Reviews: 575
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 9
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jeffthecheff on 06-19-2010)
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AleMonger69

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4.63/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served it from a 750 ML bomber into my St. Bernardus glass. This brew was especially delicious and on the back it says they used all English ingredients except for their Colorado spring water. It's appearance was a very hazy dark orange but if you hold it up to the light you can see many little floaty yeasts and the color changed to a peach like glowy orange. Smell was extremely hoppy with hints of citrus and tropical fruits.

Taste is about the same as the smell and not as much of a bitter after taste as you would expect from such a hoppy brew. Lots of hoppy and citrus flavors. Mouthfeel was a good medium body I'd say. Drinkability is very good as it's not as bitter as many imperial IPA's out there and is easy to identify the different flavors. Would buy this again and definitely worth a try for anyone who hasn't had it yet.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2010 01:47:39 | More by AleMonger69
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Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 748 ratings.