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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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micmillon18

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a pint glass. Brewed June 2010.

A - Pale yellow color. Two finger head that dissipates slowly. Lots of lacing around the glass.

S - Lots of floral scents here, like lilac. Lavender, fresh laundry (or atleast the floral smells that are sometimes associated with it). Lemon or some kind of similar citrus is also present. Smells really good, rather impressed with the types of scents. I've smelled flowers in lots of other beers but not this profound.

T - Very sweet, hoppy tones. I'm definitely tasting lemon or citrus of some sort, something sour is roaming around in here. More floral tastes as well, though more subtle in comparison to what I was smelling. The alcohol is present but its the hops that really hit the pallet (obviously considering the style). Lots and lots of hops, thats all I can say.

M - Long lasting after taste that I wouldn't exactly call pleasant. Smooth though.

D - Certainly something you'd want to sip and at 8.9 you'd be smart to. I kinda wish I let this chill a little longer as it was a little too warm at the beginning, which made the alcohol too overly prevalent. Overall a good beer, smells great and of course lays down the hops with an imperial passion!

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2010 04:46:45 | More by micmillon18
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Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 748 ratings.