Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by coastiefish:
4.1/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
"a West Coast versions of an Imperial English IPA"
22 > pint glass
Foamy 1 finger head, pretty cloudy, peachy golden hue.
Wow. that smell pulls itself through my nose, I can feel it in my eyes. Fruity- very very very berry with a hint of peach.
Grassy, grapefruit peel, salty
Soapy, piney in the end through the long bitter finish.
smooth and slick.
drinkable? Its up to you. If you can handle bitter lingering for minutes upon minutes until the next sip washes it away briefly, bringing on a rush of salty grassy grapefruit pine, then YES. try this.
Im licking my lips enjoying the feel and taste as I say this was a fun one to review. There were a lot of new combinations I picked up from this brew. I dont think I would intentionally buy this again just for myself (though the 8.9% ABV can be desirable if I want a bold beer to back it up..this beer hides it well!) I would recommend this to certain beer geeks/lovers. <3
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2010 07:04:29 | More by coastiefish
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3.83/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pour is straw gold with some hints of orange. quite hazy and thick.
Nose is surprisingly potent. Lemon, orange, little booziness, little mustiness.
Taste starts off alright, some little bursts of melon and tangerine. Follows with rather odd, dry, woody boozy malt. Really tastes like plywood in some ways. Not totally in bad way.
Feel is pretty medium full. Not syrupy.
Neat. Would love to go back in time and try it fresh to compare. Oh well. Still a decent IIPA, but clearly has fallen by the wayside and had some interesting metamorphosis go on with time.
Serving type: bottle
10-21-2013 00:16:30 | More by dheacck11
Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 741 ratings.