Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.68/5 rDev -4.4%
A cloudy, golden honey with half inch creamy white head that leaves a coating of lace.
Has the aroma of citrus and dried orange peel in a Stone snifter. There is an odd cheddar aroma and some welcome pine tar.
Opens with a big, hoppy bite and pine. The upfront bitterness is followed by honey. There is a short, pungent finish that gradually fades to grapefruit.
Full body with a velvety texture with warming alcohol about as expected. This one is very dry and a bit chalky.
This one is relatively easy to drink despite the high alcohol because is warms well. I enjoyed it with pasta but it might also pair well with reading.
02-18-2012 12:56:35 | More by SLeffler27
4.28/5 rDev +11.2%
Bomber poured into a tulip
Dated June 2010 (consume fresh or age in the hull of a seafaring vessel for a year or more)
I dont know about all that but Its being consumed after 19 months, recently bought of a shelf.
A- Pours incredibly hazy light orange with yellow on the edges. A nice two finger head with decent retention. (note: This beer has a lot of trub and other particles that only made it into the second pour)
S- Certainly a unique IPA. Lots of spicy dark fruits as well as citrus like grapefruit and lemon. Figs, mangoes and other oddities. Smells overly ripened and a little funky. A light caramel feel to the smell.
T- Tastes exactly like it smells. Theres a lot of old ripened fruits like grapefruit and mangoes and raisins. Light caramel, but this beer is all about the hops, and the yeast too. I think a lot of the bitter character has died with age but its still ever present here.
M- This bitter, but silky smooth IPA is a great drinker. Perfect carbonation, A full and coating mouth feel, Leaves behind a lot of bitterness. Smooth malts and a funky hop feel balance rather well. A little warming.
O- This another great IPA offering from Stone, too bad it has come and gone but it wont be forgotten. I has a smooth body, a warming feel and a hoppy funk that I have never really experienced.
01-30-2012 10:14:42 | More by TwelveOunces
3.8/5 rDev -1.3%
22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled June 2010. Pours extremely hazy golden straw color with a nice 2-3 finger fairly dense off white head with great retention that reduces to a nice cap. Some decent lacing on the glass. Aromas of lemon zest, orange, herbal spices, floral, some pine resin, and light spicy alcohol. Fairly nice aromas here with good strength. Taste of big lemon, orange, grapefruit, herbal spiciness, pine resin, biscuit, honey-like sweetness; and other light fruits. Good amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, herbal spice, pine, and bread on the finish for a while. Good balance of flavors and bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Nicely drinkable, but is still a bit of a sipper. Alcohol is well hidden at 8.9%; with only a slight warming on the finish. Overall, for being and DIPA, this has held up quite nicely since 2010. Nice hop flavor profile is still present; with nice flavor balance.
01-29-2012 07:57:40 | More by superspak
4.51/5 rDev +17.1%
Poured into a Sierra Nevada signature tumbler. Label says June 2010.
A- Pours a slightly hazy light gold color with a 3/4 inch head that retains shortly before it becomes just a 1/4 inch sheer head. Melty lacing.
S- Smells funky like bleu cheese with hops in the background.
T- Highly bitter but citrusy enough to provide balance and meaning. Intense grapefruit notes abound with high levels of alpha acids. This is a hop bomb but has a crisp, fruity bite rather than an earthy, herbal one. After multiple sips, the chaos evolves into a controlled balance and becomes very easy to drink.
M- Tight, dry and snappy. Medium-high carbonation has held up well in the bottle.
O- Amazing. Cracked at the perfect time.
01-18-2012 05:02:03 | More by Immortale25
4/5 rDev +3.9%
2 finger frothy white head on a murky golden body. Wet sock hop and lemon aroma. Some pine notes. Flavor is mostly piney hops, a little bitter. A little paper-like. The hops are subtle, more so than I expected. medium body and moderate carbonation. The flavor grows on you as you drink it. It is definitly different than I expected with a much stronger floral note to the flavor than I usually see in imperial IPAs.
01-13-2012 02:07:00 | More by kylehay2004
Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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