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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

749 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 749
Reviews: 575
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 10
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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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-25-2014 22:56:46 | More by jaydoc
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-29-2014 23:21:21 | More by DrBier
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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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xdtfx

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-27-2012 03:15:07 | More by xdtfx
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plaid75

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy light copper hue with a one and a half finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a grassy hop with a musty sweetness and a bit of funk.

The taste consisted of a peppery herbal hop, sweet malt and some booze.

The mouthfeel was full for the style with a strong residual hop spice.

Overall an interesting imperial English IPA, if that makes any sense.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2010 02:06:02 | More by plaid75
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straightlambic

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-07-2013 06:03:33 | More by straightlambic
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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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vertigelt1

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Looks like I'm first to review it on tap! Served up at The Daily Pint in Santa Monica.

A: poured much oranger than I'd expected. A light, bright orange with a finger of white creamy head that disipated quickly and left little lacing.

S: I smell a little bit of the pine others mention, but not much grass. Some tangerine and grapefruit. Light malt.

T: strong grapefruit bitterness, very little of the pine I smelled. Not a lot of complexity, just strong bitter hops. Malts? We don't need no stinking malts! Slightly medicinal finish. Not entirely unpleasant but very strong; finish lingers and lingers.

M: medium body, slightly thin for the boldness of the taste. Carbonation balances that thinness to a pleasant, well Dundee mouthfeel anyways.

D: I'll be honest. I don't need another one. I'm fine with assertive beers, but this one felt a little one-dimensional, and infind that overpowering. My palet is amped up but is ready for... Something else.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2010 03:25:42 | More by vertigelt1
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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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joewsorenson


3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-13-2012 01:39:43 | More by joewsorenson
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-14-2013 14:59:07 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-07-2013 11:55:39 | More by jaxon53
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flexabull

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright gold color with a nice large fluffy white head.

Aromas are of citrus candies, some tangerine, and hints of resin.

Taste is creamy with some soft malty flavors, lightly sweet, with hints of bread dough. Finish has hints of grapefruit and mineral like, it's quite bitter with some alcohol warmth. Interesting tasting beer. Not sure I like the strong alcohol taste.

Mouthfeel is pretty good, thick, and fairly smooth, a little prickly though.

Drinkability is ok. This is an odd beer. One sip I like it, the next, not so much. It is interesting, but I am not sure I am digging the alcohol heat and bitterness. Just doesn't seemed as balanced as other big Stone beers. Worth trying though, and there are definitely some style points for this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2010 21:45:04 | More by flexabull
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-20-2011 03:17:03 | More by brandoman63
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froghop

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a semi-clear yellow-orange with a very small egg-shell head, and very good lacing.

smell is of orange, floral, lemon, some caramel, hops, and a touch of pine.

taste is smooth, light grapefruit, hops, citrus, some caramel, pine, and a touch of pepper, ends very bitter.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2010 14:58:24 | More by froghop
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-08-2014 03:04:47 | More by jmdrpi
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bbadger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-08-2012 18:22:45 | More by bbadger
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jakecattleco

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-01-2013 16:53:32 | More by jakecattleco
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-04-2013 22:36:52 | More by ejimhof
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jminsc76

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Into a tulip, pours a large white head atop a murky golden body. Thick legs as I tilt the glass, not too much lacing though.

Aromas of orange peel, orange itself, orange peel, and, oh wait, more orange peel. Also some tangerine, a little bit of coriander, and some floral notes. Refreshing, quite complex, and just the right temperate on the citrus.

The taste carries a lot of characteristics similar to the smell, with some significant hop bitterness hitting the mid-point of the palate, and unfortunately, not in the way I prefer. A bit rough and overpowering. It may be the pepper, which for me has little place in a beer with an 8.9% ABV. However, the front and finish exhibit a good amount of fruity complexity, which differs slightly from the label claiming the hop bitterness lasts throughout the finish. Not quite.

A thinner mouthfeel, with a charge of grapefruit washing over the palate like a freight train. Wowza.

Overall, the dirty hop bitterness on the mid-point is not making for a smooth drinking experience here, and I don't know if it has more to do with the high ABV or the hop quality. It is Stone, after all, where EVERYTHING must be BAH! IN YOUR FACE with the hops. Time will tell with this one. Perhaps bottle sharing with one or two others will temper this English-style bad boy, as there are some great qualities here.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2010 07:20:00 | More by jminsc76
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csfcmitchell

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-13-2013 15:56:31 | More by csfcmitchell
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TheHungryHiker

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Glass: Chimay beer glass
A= Poured a bright, cloudy orange. One finger of light, tan head.

S= Somewhat malty. A touch of pine.

T= Malt sweetness giving way to a bitter hop finish. Some floral and pepper notes.

M= Smooth and sweet, with a dry hoppy finish.

D= An easy drinking IPA. As their 14th anniversary IPA, I was anticipating a big flavored, complex beer, but was left with a drinkable, but not exceptional IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2010 02:48:24 | More by TheHungryHiker
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-02-2013 04:52:19 | More by spycow
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BretSikkink

Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy gold near the bottom of the glass, darkening into an orange-tinted color up top. White head is frothy and sticky. Nice look. Nose is spicy and pungent with hops. Pretty earthy, with peppercorn and lemongrass. Malts are bready and a little toasted.

Dry hopped to the hilt, this one keeps the traditional English style flavor profile but ramps up the bitterness. Pale malts, relatively sweet but fairly dry. Hops fall into a resinous pine territory, with background notes of citrus and bubblegum. White pepper is in there as well, with a sweet-spiciness that I can't quite place - the brewing salts in the "Burtonised water" are probably contributing to the floral component.

Dramatically unbalanced - which is fine for me. Finishes highly bitter and peppery, with some booze warming the stomach. Lightly carbonated for an homage, which would be considered under-done here, but I happen to enjoy the silky mouthfeel and the bitter aftertaste that sinks deep into the palate. Those terrific brewers down at Stone have done it again, wrenching every last drop of flavor out of their chosen ingredients. Not quite up my personal alley, but an extremely well-made Anniversary.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2010 04:29:42 | More by BretSikkink
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bradfordjohnson

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-06-2012 13:52:18 | More by bradfordjohnson
Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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