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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

745 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 745
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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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-20-2012 20:50:46 | More by JohnK17
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Tom-Peters

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-12-2012 20:32:28 | More by Tom-Peters
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-07-2012 21:58:36 | More by mendvicdog
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andthevolcano

Delaware

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-07-2012 02:18:18 | More by andthevolcano
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-19-2012 23:41:26 | More by ryanpj
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bassist286

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-12-2012 01:30:35 | More by bassist286
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-09-2012 00:59:30 | More by Goldfishman
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.1%

09-08-2012 00:21:52 | More by pavpav12
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bradfordjohnson

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-06-2012 13:52:18 | More by bradfordjohnson
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Ego

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

sittin' around the cellar for some time now, I thought I would pull one of these out to see how it was doing.

eyes...
audible sizzle fizz, one full finger of head (the craggy soapy kind), hazy straw color with a good amount of carbonation running through, the head settles in a hurry into your typical O-ring configuration, no lacing to speak of, minimal legs, so far this is far from impressive

nose...
piney hops with some malt backing, not too much else, I bet it has calmed down from being set down

taste etc...
for as much carbonation as seen in the glass it barely seems detectable in the sip, also, there is barely any flavor here, kind of a mild orange flavor with almost zero bitterness, there is some of the ABV felt in the gullet. This is a tamed tiger. It drinks really easy in this form but I would not recommend it to highly. This has been perfectly cellar kept since the release (no sunlight, no anything).

verdict?
this one has definitely lost its punch

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 05:03:04 | More by Ego
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Yoda22

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-31-2012 20:53:15 | More by Yoda22
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beerpadawan

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-27-2012 14:40:52 | More by beerpadawan
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xdtfx

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-27-2012 03:15:07 | More by xdtfx
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azdback

Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Stone Imperial glass. Fire yellow orange color. Very clear appearance with a ton of large carbonation bubbles that lead to a large two finger head that is off white in color and medium creamy in appearance. Lace isn't sticking that well.

Smell is very rich in caramel malts. Sweet, some earthy aromas like grass and just a bit of bread.

Taste is on the malty side. Sweet, but not super sweet, mild caramel, light kayro syrup. Some earthy yeast or hop flavors. Some mild alcohol at the end but very mild.

Mouth is round, carbonation is rather light and creamy. Body is medium and the finish is not very long and on the weak side of wet.

Overall for this being 2+ years old I think it is still drinking pretty nice. I don't remember it having the earthy, grass tastes when it was fresh but I didn't review it then so I could be wrong. If you are sitting on some of these I don't think there is a hurry on drinking them because I don't believe this has dropped off that much.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 04:24:42 | More by azdback
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Nickfellow007

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +29.9%

08-14-2012 20:35:30 | More by Nickfellow007
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from 7/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy medium orange amber. Moderate head with some lacing. Very citrusy with grapefruit and some piney hops. Moderate malt and moderate body. Finishes hoppy and bitter. A bit of an astringent aftertaste. A satisfactory IPA, but nothing really stands out. Not as well balanced as other Stone IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 23:05:20 | More by LiquidAmber
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-29-2012 02:22:45 | More by ms11781
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hagbergl

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

07-12-2012 23:42:35 | More by hagbergl
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JamFuel

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

07-03-2012 09:24:53 | More by JamFuel
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-24-2012 03:33:51 | More by wvsabbath
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ccozzi

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-17-2012 00:01:19 | More by ccozzi
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beernut

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-15-2012 11:59:51 | More by beernut
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dominic4beer

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

06-10-2012 21:31:16 | More by dominic4beer
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ArchitectBrewCo

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-05-2012 06:28:26 | More by ArchitectBrewCo
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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-31-2012 00:34:22 | More by zonker17
Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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