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Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPAStone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

741 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 741
Reviews: 574
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 14.25%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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badboyrsl84

California

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

there was a lot of hype to this one and even though I'm not the hugest fan of IPAs I had to give this one a spin.

The first thing I noticed with this one is the surprising smell I got from it in the bottle. It smelled so much like a strong Belgian brew. It had a peppery sweet smell you'd expect from the Belgian styles brews. After pouring this one in a goblet I got more of the hoppy greatness with small amount of malt. The Belgian smells seemed to disappear but a hint was still lingering.

The pour was a solid golden-yellow with a 1/2 head that lingered around the glass the whole drink. I wasn't exactly impressed with the the look but the taste made up for it. LOTS OF HOPS!!! I'm not usually a big fan of hops but this one is really wells balanced. the hops hit hard & fast and ends with a small malty peppery goodness. I had a hard time getting rid of the hoppy taste in my mouth. the lasting hoppy taste blew me away. this beer has a long lasting after taste.

GOOD BREW!!!!

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2010 19:20:01 | More by badboyrsl84
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DogFood11

California

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked up a couple bombers straight off the distributors dolly. Chilled it and served it to me-self!

Appearance is similar to a filtered hefe or Kristalweizen. Lots of racing, fine carbonation supports the head throughout.

Its most definitely extreme for anything English in the beer world. Sharp, Drying towards the middle, Spicy as hell towards the end. Lingering aftertaste changes and is complex. This is an amazing beer. Price is well within the range to seek out.

Notes: Loved it. Another winner from Stone.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2010 05:44:31 | More by DogFood11
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pastradul

California

4.68/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

wow. Stone always seems to impress. This is by far on of the most unique DIPAs I have ever tasted.

poured into a old gaurdian chalice. somewhat rough pour produces a ton of head. good 3 fingures worth. A nice hazy yellow with off white head, that leaves ton of lacing.

the smell is hops and... somethign else? sea salt, salt water...salty yeast? very ineresting.

the taste is more of that.... I honestly have never tasted anything like this... so I am at a lose for words? Has a great bitter hop finish that is expected... but everything before that is new to my palate.

get some of this and try it is all I can say.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2010 04:58:50 | More by pastradul
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onesoul

California

4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I heard Stone was releasing a new addition so naturally, I had to try. Bought from a local market which specializes in hard-to-find craft beers.

First off, the hop aroma is overwhelming, which is to be expected from Stone. It's familiar territory, but wait!....what's this? A very complex yeast taste, not at all similar to other Stone offerings.

Color is golden. Head is immense. Taste changes as the beer warms. Citrusy, piney, sweet malty but then there's the almost indescribable earthy undertones which come [presumably] from the inclusion of a "rare English yeast" (as noted on the bottle - those Stone folks are always so kind to include a brief summery of characteristics of said beer).

Very complex and interesting. And I'll be honest--you can tell from the get-go the alcohol content is high. Though the malt is detectable from the first sip, this beer is sharp, bitter, and not candy-smooth. But nonetheless it is balanced. Definitely not to be wasted on a beer-community newbie who previously enjoyed "cocktails". This is beer as it was meant to be.

If you like bite in your beer and you appreciate complex hops, this brew's for you!

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2010 01:07:14 | More by onesoul
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GRG1313

California

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

"Emperial" IPA. Pours a yellow gold with hint or orange and a short white head. Nice looking although head fades fast.

Nose is huge fruit esters. Big sweet candi sugar nose; huge assertive ripe banana. Smells like a rich Belgian which is what I would guess if I had it blind. Nose is super assertive and appealing.

Mouthfeel is creamy, big, bold and rich with wonderful balance. Perfect carbonation and mouthfeel alone leaves you wanting more.

Initial impression is that it doesn't have the big fruity charachter and flavors that the nose promises, but on a second and third taste big sweet fruit and malt hits you hard on the very front palate before the flavors "explode into bitter."

The juxtaposition of sweet to big bold bitter is fantastic and give this beer lots of complexity.

Pine/grapefruit oil back palate and finish is appealing and long. The sweet to bitter character really works and this is the best of an "Emperial" IPA. I suspect that this is not one to age.

(Note, I've now looked at the bottle which says to drink fresh or age in the hull of a sea faring vessel for a year or more. Yes...I'll likely age a few myself "just to see what happens.")

This is a remarkably good, drinkable and versatile beer. I'm a Stone fan and I think that this is one of the better efforts! The sweet front is great; the bitter finish is huge and lasts forever. Nice!

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2010 00:51:52 | More by GRG1313
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WestValleyIPA

California

4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my Ommegang fluted glass. Gave a nice 2 finger pale tan head, that lingered and laced very nicely. Smells of spicy hops, a light apple juice scent, and something I'm placing as fruity bubble gum. Very nice spicy hop flavors, as well as some light malt. Amazing lingering bitterness. The alcohol is evident but not overpowering. A great beer. I'm impressed by Stone again.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2010 05:53:17 | More by WestValleyIPA
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billshmeinke

California

4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Just got this at Wally's in Westwood.

One finger white head. Hazy golden body with quick effervescent bubbles when inspected more closely. Head settles to a nice layer of foam on top that never goes away. Decent amount of lacing left behind.

The scent is spicy, earthy, and resin like with some orange rind/lemon citrus.

The flavor is a hop onslaught, but not the typical west coast hop onslaught you would expect from Stone. Floral, earthy, piney, spicy (pepper), dank, hints of grapefruit citrus, and tons of resin bitterness. REALLY BITTER!!! Don't mess with this stuff unless you like European hops and lots of them.

Full bodied, very well carbonated, and a massive hop bite on the end. Pretty dry finish. Totally ruins you palate. It coats your mouth in hop oils/resin. Almost like smoking a good cigar. Come to think of it, this might be a good cigar beer!

I don't know how much I could drink of this stuff mostly because of how much it ruins your palate, but it is very interesting and quite tasty. Making a high strength super hopped all english ingredient DIPA is a great idea, and it worked out quite well. I will definitely be buying more before it is gone.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2010 04:19:28 | More by billshmeinke
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dwilson01

California

4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a bomber obtained TODAY (6/22) into an eastern sierra lager pint glass. Perfect 2 fingers of snow white frothy head dissipates evenly leaving nice thick lacing on the glass. The body is the color of gold (Empire reference? could be). It's completely clear on the initial pour with nice consistent carbonation bubbles rising up.

The smell is extremely earthy and bitter hop aromas, nothing floral about this one. Very intense and concentrated on the pine and some back door spices included.

The flavor follows directly from the nose. Initially I get the earthy hop bittering, very refreshing. combines with a hot spicing, literally spicy like black pepper freshly ground. This is backed by a straw-like malty flavor, not sweet at all. Where this one shines through is on the aftertaste and its endurance. Bitter and spice flavors combine in this, pine hops and pepper hotness. No trace of alcohol flavor because of the strongness of this. Very flavor forward in your face stone type brew with a great spiciness to lighten the flavor.

The mouthfeel on this one is great, For how light is feels the spiciness leaves your mouth with a nice little smack just the way stone does it. The bitterness sticks around for as long as you care to wait until your next sip which makes this one of the most endurance flavored brews I've ever had.

For how much flavor it has is it actually very smooth, the backround malting imparts barely any flavor to the beer, but it has to be present in significant amounts to keep the flavor profile as solid as it is. A tad dry for my taste but hey, it's pretty damn good. I wish I had a seafaring vessel to age it but I guess my basement will have to do.

Overall, my favorite aspects of this brew are the endurance of the flavor profile after you swallow as well as the literal spicy feeling your mouth gets during and after the taste. Honestly it's like I'm eating a meal that was made with fresh jalapenos sauteed in olive oil with some black pepper to lighten the flavor, I think this one definitely needs to be experimented with in the food pairing world, curry for sure and even just some roasted vegetables spiced up with some lemon and red pepper.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2010 00:00:12 | More by dwilson01
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Gobzilla

California

4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: poured a pale yellow with slight orange highlights that had a half finger head and left good blotchy lacing on the glass.

S: lovely citrus grapefruit aromas alongside piney hops that stand out with a good malt presence and hints of grass.

T: very nice piney hops upfront with citrus grapefruit that propels the overall bitterness and good sweet malts that balance out the hop bomb.

M: medium body with moderate amount of carbonation that had a great hop bitter finish that lingered on the palate.

D: another great drinkable hop bomb from stone brewery that has a different take on the IPA using only british ingredients but has a san diego stlye hop punch. This beer is actually really bitter.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2010 06:20:48 | More by Gobzilla
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jeffthecheff

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy, bronze color with a lively carbonation that produces a big, fluffy white head. Excellent lacing and retention lasts the whole glass.

The aroma has a strong, English hop presence with leafy, earthy and herbal notes. Very little fruitiness contributed from the hops, keeping a dark tone. The malt provides a firm, rich base to the nose that accentuates some fruity yeast and alcohol warmth.

I thought the bitterness was overbearing at first, but as it warms and my tongue gets used to it, the extreme bitterness grows on me. The malt flavor comes mostly from a high amount of English-tasting base malt, which brings a bright sweetness to play off the dark, earthy, bitter flavor from the hops. On the finish, there is a slightly fruity hop flavor that wasn't found in the nose.

The mouthfeel is a standout for this beer. It's firm, tight, and smooth through the middle, and dry in the finish. It compliments the flavor of the beer nicely. This was a nice beer, and another worthy purchase from Stone.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2010 15:41:15 | More by jeffthecheff
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ehammond1


3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On Tap

Stone Brew Co.
Escondido, CA

Murky, hazy orange, auburn, and copper with a thin white head. Lines of lacing down the glass.

Grapefruit, orange, and pine aromas dominate along with an earthy and floral scent from the hops. Very little malt character. By far, my favorite aspect of this beer.

The flavor is hoppy, though not particularly bright, floral, citrusy, or for that matter, enjoyable. The flavors seem muddled together and focus on the earthy (even dirt-like) flavors as opposed to the bright citrus ones found in the aroma.

Medium to thick bodied.

Not one of my favorite offerings from Stone, though not a bad beer by any means. I wish I'd sought this one out when fresh.

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2011 04:59:08 | More by ehammond1
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was poured out as a lightly hazy golden color, the head was pretty thick and left behind a good lacing too. The smell of the has a great amount of hops on the nose, giving off a piney citrus aroma that to me smell really good. The taste of the beer follows up with the smell. The flavors of citrus fruits and some pine blend together to make a very flavorful IPA. The mouthfeel is smooth and has a dry tingly feeling. Overall I really enjoyed this brew. Looking forward to the next Anniversary.

Serving type: on-tap

07-07-2011 18:14:31 | More by Knapp85
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Stretch270

California

4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from growler into tapered Stone glass

Appearance - a very clouded light amber color with a bubbly thick cream colored head.

Smell - certainly the hops come across in the smell both in the nostrils and the back of the throat.

Taste - fir fans of imperial IPA I think this will be an enjoyable beer to try. What you ask for when it comes to imperial is hops and Stone never fails to impress. It combines nicely with a fruitiness, almost apricot like that gives the beer a nice balance of flavor as opposed to pure bitterness.

Mouthfeel - what I really enjoy about this beer is that the carbonation doesn't weigh too much on the tongue. It allows you to focus on the flavor. That is not to say there isn't carbonation because there is, but that the carbonation doesnt mask the wonderful hoppsy flavor.

Overall - stone IPA's hold a special place in my heart, and the 14th anniversary dies a fantastic job at defining an emperial IPA. That said, it is not doing anything to redefine, which is what i imagine 5's are reserved for. Regardless, it reminds me of the Stone tours hops room and just brings a smile to my face.

Serving type: growler

07-03-2011 06:48:03 | More by Stretch270
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at Al's of Hampden into a nonic pint.

A - Pours hazy sunkist orange with a small half finger tall white head, dissipating down to almost nothing, leaving light lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of pungent grassy hops, lightly toasted malt, bright citric fruits; most notably grapefruit and orange peel; and some light booze. Very bright and refreshing nose.

T - Lots of bright grassy hops up front giving way slowly to a mix of light malt, citric fruits, and plenty of pine resin. The viscous resiny feel is very strong, wearing on the pallet quickly. Finish is mostly sticky resin with plenty of lingering hop bitterness. Not bad, good not great.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Sticky, resiny, feel with plenty of it lingering throughout the finish. The booze is light at the beginning, getting a bit stronger as it warms.

O - Not too bad. This one is definitely a sipper. I enjoyed the strong hop presence but the lingering sticky pine resin feel really wore me down quickly. I could have one of these but that is it.

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2011 18:41:22 | More by orangesol
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Fireworks Pizza in VA. Poured into a tulip glass. Pours slightly hazy glowing orange with a beautiful and foamy white head. Aroma is super citrusy hops, hints of mango, tangerine, grapefruit, very resiny and juicy with a touch of wood and floral notes. Flavor is again citrusy, juicy fruits with mango and orange, some caramel candies with a little bit of a booziness with the citric and fresh hop oils. Sticky sweet medium full body and a moderate carbonation. Very nice Imperial IPA, balanced and freshly hoppy!

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2011 19:41:21 | More by CuriousMonk
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mikereaser

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into my New Belgium globe on 1/14/10

A - Pours a light golden yellow with a really nice white cap that left plenty of lacing as it faded.
4.5
S - Aroma is dominated by by citrus, pineapple and orange, i'm even picking up a little bit of cherry. There is a nice malty backbone but it steps aside to let the hops take charge.
4
T - Lemon, orange and pinapple all mixed together. A malty biscuit base shows through in the middle ending with a nicely bitter citrus finish.
4
M/D - Good carbonation with a medium body and a fairly dry finish, the bitter finish is nice but a little too much to make it very drinkable. I could have another but definitely not one to have alot of. I like this one alot though, and I hope to have it again.
4/4

Serving type: growler

01-14-2011 06:59:48 | More by mikereaser
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armock

New York

3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a hazy yellow color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is a nose full of citrus hops with some malt

T - Like the nose starts with lots of citrus hops upfront then the malt comes out a little and finishes with a hint of alcohol

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

D - Overall this was a pretty enjoyable beer that tastes good but not really a beer that I want to drink more than one of in a sitting worth grabbing to try if you still see it around

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2011 21:15:45 | More by armock
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stingrayvr6

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Local 44. Poured into a tulip, showed a clear yellow gold with a frothy white head. Good retention. Smell grassy and dry with hop bitterness, some light bready malts. Taste light and dry up front with typically stone finish in the back. Good but somehow not as good an IPA as their standard IPA or Ruination.

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2010 17:31:12 | More by stingrayvr6
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DNICE555

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Eli's for the stone brewery tasting with Jlynn and her awesome parents. This one pours an interesting hazy orange color. Smells like fresh hops. The taste is boom bang slammin with lots of grapefruit bitterness. I've had this one in a bottle and enjoyed it so I'm glad I got to have it on tap. Jlynn's dad and I finished our pints very quickly and I would have had another if I didn't want to try the 10-10-10 as well. Love stone.

Serving type: on-tap

10-28-2010 17:55:45 | More by DNICE555
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SkunkWorks

New York

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Total Tap Takeover Tour at the Rattle n Hum in NYC. Served in a pint glass.

Look: hazy straw color with a little orange. Big off white head that leaves a good deal of lacing behind.

Smell: hops dominate, obviously. Citrus, pine, and earthy hops are present.

Taste: citrus hop flavors followed by toasted malts. There's no alcohol taste.

Feel: medium bodied. Carbonation is fairly light.

Drink: drinkable but not exceptionally drinkable. I think this is a case of it being sessionable but why would you want to?

Overall, this is decent but it is not in the same league as Ruination IPA. Not even close. Worth a try though if you get a chance.

Serving type: on-tap

10-04-2010 13:07:32 | More by SkunkWorks
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cwc

New York

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on draft in Tokyo Japan at Beer Saurus, a bar in Ikebukuro with 50% off happy hour on all draft beers.

A very golden yellow color, maybe more golden than yellow. It came with a substantial head and I liked that the head stuck to the side of the glass as I drank it.

It smelled rather sweet to me. Taste was a citrusy, grapefruit like flavor, and when I smelled it again this came out in the smell. A very refreshing beer that masks the alcohol content rather disturbingly well, at least on draft. Unfortunately, that this beer could hide that 8.9% ABV made it appear to be sessionable. Let's just say that alcohol sneaks up on you if you have more than one of these!

I probably won't drink this again, as I'll likely never see it again in Japan, but I was pleased to have the opportunity to enjoy this beer. Recommended, particularly on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2010 03:06:51 | More by cwc
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mithrascruor

California

3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Callahan's, San Diego.

Not realizing that this was the same as the Emperial IPA, I had this again, but on-tap.

Pours a cloudy dark er hay/amber color. Nice off-white head that's slightly creamy and has great retention - practically nitro-style. Has a mellow aroma, with some citrus and sugars. Flavor of rustic grains and some hops spices. There's also a noticeable hint of alcohol, but n ot too strong. Slightly sour citrus finish. Medium-bodied and mostly smooth, but with a slight bit of grainy-ness.

Much, much better on tap than in the bottle, as the flavors seem to be more mellowed-out here. Still, hardly my favorite, as there's almost too much going on here, but not bad.

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2010 00:33:52 | More by mithrascruor
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had a bomber of this, but didn't get around to reviewing it. I found it on tap and had to give it a try...

Poured a hazy golden color with a nearly white head of 2 fingers. The head had great retention and leaves some nice lace behind as well.

The smell is slightly sweet-- then pure Stone hoppiness. Big, bold, clean, and crisp. I'm surprised they call it an "English" version-- this fits the American style in my opinion. The hops are citrus and pine with huge bitterness. Very drinkable-- I'll go ahead and be that guy who admits that a kit of Stone's IPAs seem to forget about flavor and instead go for assertive bitterness and over hopped punchiness.

The light sweetnes fits the big hoppiness perfectly. The body is light enough to keep it drinkable!

This an exceptionally delicious beer from the Stone team-- happy anniversary to you fine gents, and thanks for the excellent beer!

Serving type: on-tap

09-02-2010 20:16:02 | More by AleWatcher
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nickd717

California

2.78/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Rose & Crown. Now I gave the bottled version a B+, but the tap version I had here was much wose.

Pours a very cloudy yellowish-greenish color, not too appealing-looking, with a small whitish head.

On the aroma, I get the same earthy and spicy English hops, but they're drowned out by the smells of soap and wet dog. Not great.

Sweet doughy malt on the flavor, with very earthy English hops and some wet leaves. Fairly hoppy.

Palate is a bit syrupy for my tastes. Medium-full body and medium-low carbonation.

Now I see why others didn't think highly of this beer. I did not enjoy this experience all that much. This is way better out of the bottle in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2010 02:10:00 | More by nickd717
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weatherdog

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Brixies in Brookfield Il, served in a 12oz. snifter

The beer pours a hazy golden yellow with a very lacy white head. A decent layer of lasting bubbles adorn the top of the beer.

The nose is strong but not too over the top like I expected from a Stone anniversary beer. Strong herbal and grass hop aroma with just a a tinge of lemon at the the end. A semi-sweet malt backbone backs up the barrage of hops.

I'm enjoying the bitterness in this beer. With most Stone beers the bitterness is overly harsh but this is much smoother. The hop flavor is very earthy with herbal flavors. A sweet finish for an IPA with some alcohol flavor at the end. A really unique hop profile that I kind of enjoyed and a nice diversion from my usual preference of citrus hop bombs.

The mouthfeel and carbonation is near perfect for my tastes. This beer is dangerously drinkable and I finished my snifter without much effort, palate fatigue. I applaud Stone for taking a chance with this beer. While not my favorite DIPA, I can't see all the hate this beer is getting.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2010 05:57:05 | More by weatherdog
Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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