Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA | Stone Brewing

BA SCORE
86
very good
771 Ratings
Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPAStone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jeffthecheff on 06-19-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
771
Reviews:
576
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
14.03%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
44
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 771 |  Reviews: 576
Photo of tongbliss
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck89
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 30 days ago. Poured into a nonic pint glass. A slightly hazy golden-amber color with a pillowy white head. Nice staying power and lacing. Spicy, herbal nose - really unique for an IPA - lavender, rose petals, leather, and other earth tones, with a bit of citrus. The taste followed the nose closely. Aggressively bitter as expected but with a soft, earthy feel. The floral and leathery notes stood out to me. Medium-bodied with a smooth, graceful finish.

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Photo of jnorris404
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rbodacious
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dertyd
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
1.45/5  rDev -62.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Always try not to review an obviously bad beer as long as the brewery will at least compensate or replace the beer in question. Not the case this time, as the brewery said they would look into the handling and sample the batch, that is all !!. This IPA was obviously bad. The aroma as I opened it smelled like S**T, literally. I gave oit the benefit of the doubt and tasted it. It tasted the same, like a spoiled saison, so funky, stinky and undrinkable that it went into the drain. 40+ different beers from Stone and the first one like this. Obviously a problem, whether handling or something else. Kind of turned me off a bit from their response. Always been a big fan of Stone and also of great customer service, too. I'll think twice before buying another anniversary beer, because overall, they have not been the better of the Stone brews and collabs.

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SierraFlight
4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cool chill haze throughout the beer, very cloudy, bright yellow, chunky. Aroma was grassy hops different old world vibe to them, but New World quantities.

Taste was a real cool English style of a hoppy beer, paired with pale English malts, it works. Alcohol is hidden quite well. This one was a more unique but still very good anniversary beer Stone made, really stood out, would like to see them put it back into production one day.

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

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of bundy462
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of danwho
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of vma
4.52/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Howlader
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of CUbeerfan
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of GClarkage
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of PopnLoads
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Boto
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber: This one was hiding in the back of the fridge. It pours a fairly clear, straw golden yellow color. There was about a finger of white head on it that leaves a bit of lacing. Nice nose on this one! Floral and spicy hops are predominant. I get a little yeastiness too. The taste is good. Not much bitterness left, in fact a touch of sweetness poking through. Malts, perhaps a touch of orange, earthy, spice, a touch of breadiness. Very Nice!

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Photo of tectactoe
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA from Stone Brewing
3.85 out of 5 based on 771 ratings.
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