Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.79/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Trying to make room in the cellar.
Pours a murky deep apricot with a foamy one inch cream head that dissipates in big bubbles, leaving thick lacing. Visible chunks are present.
Tangerine, grapefruit, and floral hops form the initial aroma. There's a confectioners sugar sweetness in the background accompanying pine, and substantial doughy malt ties things together. Surprised it's still this hoppy.
Orange, tangerine, and bitter pith flavors emerge first. Bitterness is quite high throughout. Citrus is accompanied by floral hops to dominate the profile. The finish is fairly dry and peppery. Grassy, earthy notes emerge as out warms. Caramel malt adds a substantial sweetness initially, but is dominated by hops in the finish.
Body is moderate, with spritzy carbonation and significant alcohol warmth.
More citrus character than anticipated. Very bitter.
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2013 00:01:42 | More by barczar
Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 746 ratings.