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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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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-06-2013 20:39:42 | More by pathman
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-30-2013 21:42:24 | More by dgherm
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-29-2013 14:29:14 | More by mrfrancis
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BKBassist

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-18-2013 00:18:44 | More by BKBassist
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SFC21

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

06-16-2013 18:58:14 | More by SFC21
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-16-2013 15:27:52 | More by TheBeeraholic
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GrindFatherBob

New York

3/5  rDev -22.1%

05-29-2013 09:42:28 | More by GrindFatherBob
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

05-13-2013 22:29:23 | More by mikeincharleston
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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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DarthKostrizer

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-10-2013 01:47:05 | More by DarthKostrizer
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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
Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 749 ratings.