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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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cadaugherty

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

05-07-2013 23:18:58 | More by cadaugherty
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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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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-27-2013 09:30:14 | More by Kelp
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

04-09-2013 00:46:50 | More by acurtis
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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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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-26-2013 22:11:52 | More by largadeer
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brheuer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-24-2013 22:08:13 | More by brheuer
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-25-2013 03:26:30 | More by t0rin0
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-20-2013 20:19:40 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-19-2013 03:56:03 | More by drummermattie02
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jvillefan

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-17-2013 02:20:45 | More by jvillefan
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barczar

Kentucky

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
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phishbone23

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-25-2013 14:19:56 | More by phishbone23
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I imagine this would have been a stunning beer when fresh and clearly Stone can't be blamed for my poor cellaring choices, but although the taste has held up remarkably well, other elements don't shine as much.

Not a visually appealing beer, as it pours a yellowish-orange with limited head and many large floating chunks. Aroma has faded remarkably, so that now hops are barely present, just the "fresh blood" copper smell that comes with their passing. However the faint citrus tang in the background hints at what must have been. The flavour still has some bitter punch and is nowhere near as simple as the aroma. Tropical fruit and citrus with a decent caramelized malt backbone and a bracing alcohol warmth fitting its 8.9% ABV

I’ll state again how sad I am to have lost this bomber at the back of the beer fridge! This beer should definitely have been enjoyed fresh.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 01:54:09 | More by hopsolutely
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Kahmal

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-21-2013 23:36:20 | More by Kahmal
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CanisMajor

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-14-2013 00:39:21 | More by CanisMajor
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Philousa

California

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I tried this first at Stone's NYE celebration ringing in 2012. Thought it was interesting and then I saw it in a bottle at Lone Hill Liquor. Decided to grab it. Glad I did.

It should be noted that this is incorrectly labeled as an American Imperial IPA. According to the bottle this is an English Imperial IPA.

Somewhat opaque pale gold with a dense white head. Aroma is (unsurprisingly) hoppy. Mostly a perfume of flower and nectar notes with some grapefruit and lemon. Slight alcohol and biscuit. Flavor starts with white bread crust and lemon rind. Fades to bitter orange and then grassy, earthy bitterness of aforementioned hops. Feel is appropriate and finish is dry. Actually, the finish is the most unorthodox thing about this beer. The hops and malt are English, but this is more floral than I'm used to, so I view that as Stone's take on the style. The dry finish is a bit grating, the only flaw really. Definitely like this one. A different take on a tried and true style that is overlooked in the states. Glad I tried it, now I wish I had it fresh to compare.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 02:17:57 | More by Philousa
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

12-21-2012 19:56:03 | More by sendbeer
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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
Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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