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Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA | Stone Brewing

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Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPAStone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA
BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
776 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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
576
Ratings:
776
pDev:
13.99%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
44
Trade:
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Ratings: 776 |  Reviews: 576
Photo of beermanbrian
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Down to my last 2 of a case of this one a realized i've reviewed yet so even though it's a little old here it goes.

Cloudy light gold appearance tha is actually somewhat blah for a stone brew. Big bubbled head that trails a few clumps of lace behind but nothing really special.

Faint citrus smells but maybe more like mango than strong grapefruit. Some honey sweetness appears also. Some musty earthyness also.

Taste is cloying sweetness upfront tha shows the bite of the alcohol. No fruitiness in the taste, i get more of earthy, slightly piney bitterness.

Full body on this one gives it some real meat. This is a big heavy beer.

Overall not the best of the Stone Anniversary beers but still better than most that you can get your hands on. Even the worst Stone is a treat that i will never turn down.

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Photo of MIP229
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of engelhart
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of cynical1027
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of iskeptopotamus
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of SLeffler27
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cloudy, golden honey with half inch creamy white head that leaves a coating of lace.

Has the aroma of citrus and dried orange peel in a Stone snifter. There is an odd cheddar aroma and some welcome pine tar.

Opens with a big, hoppy bite and pine. The upfront bitterness is followed by honey. There is a short, pungent finish that gradually fades to grapefruit.

Full body with a velvety texture with warming alcohol about as expected. This one is very dry and a bit chalky.

This one is relatively easy to drink despite the high alcohol because is warms well. I enjoyed it with pasta but it might also pair well with reading.

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Photo of Tyrawlings
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

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

Bomber poured into a tulip
Dated June 2010 (consume fresh or age in the hull of a seafaring vessel for a year or more)
I dont know about all that but Its being consumed after 19 months, recently bought of a shelf.

A- Pours incredibly hazy light orange with yellow on the edges. A nice two finger head with decent retention. (note: This beer has a lot of trub and other particles that only made it into the second pour)
S- Certainly a unique IPA. Lots of spicy dark fruits as well as citrus like grapefruit and lemon. Figs, mangoes and other oddities. Smells overly ripened and a little funky. A light caramel feel to the smell.
T- Tastes exactly like it smells. Theres a lot of old ripened fruits like grapefruit and mangoes and raisins. Light caramel, but this beer is all about the hops, and the yeast too. I think a lot of the bitter character has died with age but its still ever present here.
M- This bitter, but silky smooth IPA is a great drinker. Perfect carbonation, A full and coating mouth feel, Leaves behind a lot of bitterness. Smooth malts and a funky hop feel balance rather well. A little warming.
O- This another great IPA offering from Stone, too bad it has come and gone but it wont be forgotten. I has a smooth body, a warming feel and a hoppy funk that I have never really experienced.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Immortale25
4.48/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Sierra Nevada signature tumbler. Label says June 2010.

A- Pours a slightly hazy light gold color with a 3/4 inch head that retains shortly before it becomes just a 1/4 inch sheer head. Melty lacing.

S- Smells funky like bleu cheese with hops in the background.

T- Highly bitter but citrusy enough to provide balance and meaning. Intense grapefruit notes abound with high levels of alpha acids. This is a hop bomb but has a crisp, fruity bite rather than an earthy, herbal one. After multiple sips, the chaos evolves into a controlled balance and becomes very easy to drink.

M- Tight, dry and snappy. Medium-high carbonation has held up well in the bottle.

O- Amazing. Cracked at the perfect time.

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Photo of clark4christ
1/5  rDev -74.1%

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2 finger frothy white head on a murky golden body. Wet sock hop and lemon aroma. Some pine notes. Flavor is mostly piney hops, a little bitter. A little paper-like. The hops are subtle, more so than I expected. medium body and moderate carbonation. The flavor grows on you as you drink it. It is definitly different than I expected with a much stronger floral note to the flavor than I usually see in imperial IPAs.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 776 ratings
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