Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by hoplover82:
4.63/5 rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Wow! This is really good! I don't know why this is only a B+, this is the epitamy of what an EIPA ought to be!
Pours in my sniffer a slightly hazy deep yellow color with a huge white creamy/slightly rocky head that has very good retention and great lacing.
AND THE SMELL IS AMAZING!!! It smells like fresh dank sticky icky hops fo sho. Huge resony/citrusy/floral hop aroma. I love it. In the aftermath of the hop blast, there comes through a beautiful soft and sweet biscuit malt aroma.
And the flavor is amazing too! Huge, very clean huge bitterness that lingers along a base of sweet biscuit malt foundation. Huge hop flavor that is so complex with citrus/floral/sticky icky-ness.
And the feel is full and creamy and oh so smooth. This wonderful beer has a very clean finish with a bittersweet finish.
Also is very drinkable, a beer that could be sessioned slowly fo sho. Man I'm so glad to have tried this, think I'll go pick up some mo!
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2010 04:23:22 | More by hoplover82
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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 739 ratings.