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3.86/5
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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:
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Added by jeffthecheff on 06-19-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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576
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pDev:
13.99%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
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Photo of daledeee
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 22 oz bottle poured into a Hennepin glass

Poured a very light yellow and nice bubbly white head. This reminded me of a Saison. The body is very cloudy. Head stays around and laces the glass nicely.

Nose is floral with a hint of citrus.

Taste is really strong grapefruit and lemon peel. Probably the strongest of that taste I have ever had. The finish is citrus peel also. Stays around a long time.

Mouth feel is carbonated and nice. Alcohol is not apparent even though this is a strong beer. Very refreshing. A unique and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of TheHoppiest
4.44/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into an oversized snifter. Pours a hazy yellow with a plush white head that slowly reduces to a thin sheen of tight bubbles. Nice lacing as the beer is swirled and consumed.

Smells of evergreen and resiny hops, tempered by sweet malt. The smell is quite intense and flavorful.

Has a spicy, hoppy taste, with strong notes of pine, white grapefruit, malt, and lemon pith. There's a strong astringency and bitterness which dries out the tongue and leaves a lingering dry bitterness in the mouth.

Mouthfeel is creamy up front, ending dry and bitter. Perfect for an Imperial IPA.

Quite tasty, this is a good example of an extreme IPA that I find enjoyable. Definitely recommend that you pick one up!

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Photo of 1759Girl
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance> Oh heck yes. This looks to me like a perfect English IPA as I would see Stone do it. Beautiful golden colour (that's the English spelling, in homage to the beer's style) with a big vanilla coloured head that has good retention and heaps heaps HEAPS of lacing. The ale is very hazy with medium liveliness.

Smell>Almost too wonderful to be an English IPA. It is easily a Stone beer by its arrogantly hoppy nose. Other notes are sweet grasses and honey.

Taste>Nicely done, Stone. The beer isn't overly complex, like most Stone brews, which is good because English IPAs are also not too complex. This beer gives you a a nice wallop of hops and a bitter hang, and doesn't leave you questioning too much more. The only thing stopping this from being a 5 is the fact that it is just too hoppy for its style. I'm giving it a 4 because it is still hella tasty.

Mouf>easy

Drinkability> not as easy as it's style should be, but good.

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Photo of mklinger
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Shared a bomber of this with some friends. It looks like a Stone beer to me. Very golden -- color was similar to Stone IPA or Ruination. Very white thick head that left lots of lacing. Clarity was good.

Aroma was very English in character. Grassy, earthy, and floral. It was almost too much grass & earth to be as desirable as it could be though.

Taste was less dominated by earthiness though. Really nice bitterness here as you'd expect from a Stone beer -- a clean bitterness with some toasty malt but not overly assertive & not caramelly. Still some of the floral earthy character but more in balance.

Mouthfeel was crisp for a strong IPA. Plenty of carbonation. A pretty easy to drink beer.

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Photo of prototypic
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

14th Anniversary Ale is gold in color. It's hazy, and has a copper tint when held to light. A foamy white head tops it off. It stands over two fingers tall, and is very slow to disappear. Thick waves of sticky lace cling to the glass as it descends. Not bad at all.

The nose is intriguing. Hops are very strong in the mix and greet the nose first. It's an interesting hop profile to say the least. It certainly smells like some form of English hops. They're grassy, floral, earthy, and even a little spicy smelling. Interesting. There's a slight citrusy scent to it. Mostly lemon. Pale malts are easily noted and give it a bit of a sweet smell. I'll go above average on this one. It's pretty good, but I'm skeptical about the hop selection for this one.

The flavor is likewise above average. It has a nice, sweet pale malt base that anchors things down pretty well. There's a hint of toasted malt, and a very slight caramel flavor. The hops have a really interesting flavor, but I'm not crazy about it. It's definitely a mix of English hop varieties that have a very earthy, floral, and grassy flavor. There's a little citrus lemon, and a bit of spiciness. It's very bitter. But, the hop flavor is not that great. Definitely could've been better. It almost has an astringent-like flavor to it. Alcohol is masked pretty well. It finishes bitter, grassy, and very dry.

The body is medium. Carbonation is mid-range. It has a smooth feel overall and goes down nicely. Drinkability is just above average. The flavor's okay, but not great. The hop flavor grows tiring pretty quick. I'll finish the bomber, but that's enough for me.

14th Anniversary Emperial IPA is probably my least favorite Stone anniversary release (of the ones I've tried). It's alright, but isn't a great effort. The hop profile is its biggest shortcoming. The end flavor just isn't that great. I'm also not sure the "English IPA" label is appropriate. It seems far too big and brash to be a real English IPA. It's alright. Definitely worth a try. But, I'm already looking forward to 15th Anniversary getting things back on track.

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Photo of Chico1985
2.24/5  rDev -42%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Despite all the mixed reviews, I've been meaning to pick this up. Thanks to Steve for sharing!

Slightly hazy yellow/light orange, dusty sediment. White head retains fine and leaves a bit of lacing.

Lots of comments came up between the 4 of us upon smelling, but what I can remember is soap, urinal cakes and fruity stripe bubblegum. Pretty much. The beer did somehow redeem itself later on with more decent smells of pine, grassy hops.

Oof. Ok. Here we go. Stinging pine and lemon, pretty much Pine-Sol. Definitely vegetables, Cam got fresh peapods and cat piss. A little biscuity and peppery. The initial flavor just tastes so...wrong. This did seem to improve slightly over time, but man, something went wrong here.

I like English IPAs the way they are meant to be, maybe there's a reason they weren't over the top in the first place. It tastes so off and wrong. I love Stone, but they misfired here.

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Photo of djmichaelk
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into a perfect pint glass.

A - Hazy pale straw color, nice two finger head. Minimal head retention, but lacing is good, leaving rings around the glass.

S - Very interesting. At various times I get spiciness and bitterness of the hops, and an almost cotton candy-like sweetness. Probably one of the more unique smelling beers I've had to date.

T - Pretty damned bitter. It's bitter in the front, bitter in the middle, and bitter in the long, dry finish. Bready and maybe a little funk in there, but only hints. Maybe just a bit of alcohol.

M - Similar to many Stone beers, medium body, good carbonation. Not oily, pretty light.

D - Okay, so I wasn't sure at first. But after the first third, I found myself reaching for this one over and over. The ~9% abv hurts it a little, but not much.

O - After having their Saison Du BUFF, this isn't a complete shock to me. I honestly don't get the ugliness directed at this beer in the forums. I think a lot of people don't really understand the style, especially using hops that many Americans aren't familiar with (not that I really am either). At any rate I enjoyed it, and will be buying a few more.

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

Stone goes British... I could see this in this beer. From what I can tell, the basic profiles and sensibilities are British with the Stone style going to town on it.
The color is surprisingly pale. "Natural" apple juice in appearance. Nice head, nice lacing.
Scents are a bit musty; juicy hops, herbal hops.
Flavors are similar with some more characters coming into play. Some metallic twang is in there. Grapefruit and nectarine are in here. There's a dark rye bread sensibility living in the flavor profile. Caramelized fruit sweetness balances out balances out the rye bread character.
I will not attempt to petition Stone to make this a regular offering but I do find this interesting. The flavors in here are different from anything I've found in a Stone brew before.
Cheers.

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

Bomber into a 12 oz. Samuel Smith nonic.

Appearance: What a weird and kind of awesome-looking brew. Lighter and mildly hazy golden yellow, with streams of edge-carbonation tightly shooting up the side. With each pour, the head billows like crazy, foaming and then collapsing 9inward, leaving huge dish soap-like craters and clumps of lacing around the glass.

Smell: An awesome strawberry fruit roll-up component is candied and initially wonderful, followed by pungent sweatsock hops, like they were soaked in water, left in a bag for two weeks, and then opened. It's a double assault of funk and citrus all at once. A lot of caramel's going on too, along with some apple and cherries from the fruit esters.

Taste: The so-called hop assault isn't as monumental as Stone maybe likes to think, but this is, after all, an English IPA, so I didn't expect anything too west coast. That said, the hops do a good job battling with the fruit esters, as the pungency comes through a lot, and the good rind bitterness battles with the caramel-soaked apples and sour cherries, leaving a lingering, slightly compelling soapy and root-esque hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and slightly creamy, with a good burst of carbonation at the end, which is nice because at the beginning it almost feels like there's going to be no carbonation, so the end thankfully saves it.

Drinkability: A solid and admirable version of the style, one of my favorites, for Stone's 14th Anniversary. It won't blow your mind, but for around $6 or $7, there are a lot of good things going on here, and I imagine that this would appeal, like it did for me, for many others too.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly cloudy golden with pure white head that settles to a ring. Smells citrusy with a burst of pine at the end, and a base of bready malt. Nice bitterness up front, followed by some buttered popcorn flavors and lots of citrus rind on the finish. Very little malt comes through, and although I like the hop profile, it is a somewhat strange marriage here. Very smooth in the mouth until the bracingly bitter finish. I know this beer has a lot of detractors, and I'll admit its a long way from my favorite stone beer, but I think it works in a way. By no means do I think this is an English IPA, but certainly its got some English charecteristics while being dominated by the San Diego ones.

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Photo of DoctorDog
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 1 pint 6oz. bottle into a nonic.

A- Hazy straw/orange , and fairly hazy. Too hard a pour unleashes 3+ fingers of off white head, which fades gradually to a thin cap.

S- Floral hop aroma, tinged with some citrus notes. Bready caramel malt notes sneak in behind the hops, and become more pronounced as the head fades and the drink warms.

T- Huge, floral/slightly earthy bitter assault right off the bat. Lightly fruity, sweet malts slip around the lingering bitterness. Drink seems more sweet as it warms.

M- Moderate carbonation, with a medium-full feel.

D- Surprisingly good. Bitterness seems almost too assertive and lingering at first, yet the desire to keep drinking it remains high...

Future outlook: Very interesting drink....I can sort of see why it's a polarizing drink. On the whole, I quite enjoyed it, and would be happy to have again, or have one to age and see how it might change.

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Photo of philbe311
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Two fingers worth densely packed creamy froth that is slightly off-white in color... Decent retention gives way to an uneven creamy lace with a thick collar... A moderately hazed pure golden straw color... Minimal carbonation, just a few moderate paced bubbles in the center of the glass...

S - Musky... Earthy... Lemon zest... Some faint pale malts... Just a slight hint of pepper... Cheeze-Its... Fairly subdued overall and rather unique for the style...

T - The hop presence that was largely M.I.A in the aroma come out swinging on the palette... A bitter mix of piney and citrusy hops... Strong malt undertones... Pale malts... Caramel... Weak caramel... The hop bitterness resurfaces and lingers on the finish and mixes with a touch of pepper...

M - Medium bodied... Brisk carbonation... Sleek... Slightly sticky... Strongly bitter dry finish...

D - A solid and sturdy brew... Quite potent for the style... Not something I would drink with regularity, but something worthy of seeking out and trying... Tasty and potent... This is definitely a Stone brew...

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

This beer pours a pail straw to very light orange with a ton of haze most likely due to the hops.

The aroma is a little weak right out of the fridge but comes out a little more as it warms with some earthyness and a little grapefruit. I also want to note this was a very clean smell.

The beer is over powered by the hops. Spicey and earthy (completely unlike Stone) with a flowery like vegitable after flavor. I pick up on a little bit of malt sweetness when it warms.

This is a very clean beer aside from a very coying bitterness which I think is what they were going for with the "burtonize" water profile which is the only thing that detracts from the mouthfeel.
I think the drinkabliity speaks for its self. 8.9%ABV, a ton of British hops, and a ton of sulfates in the water. Not exactly a lawn mower beer.

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Photo of scottyb88
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into 14th Anniversary glass. Quite sexy looking.

A- pours a cloudy medium yellow/gold color; huge two finger fluffy head with great lacing

S- a really nice sharp citrus aromas of lemon and grapefruit with some mild toasted flavors; has a nice earthy musty type smell as described on the bottle

T- bite of grapefruit and lemon up front but followed by a toasted malt earthy flavor at the end; its fairly bitter all around with not much malt sweetness, but really just adding a light caramel nuttiness

M-full mouthfeel with a nice bitter punch; the "Burton" salts can bruise your tongue a bit at first, but it starts to settle down as it warms; has a really dry and bitter finish with very little lingering sweetness

D-a decent IPA or DIPA...probably more of a strong IPA than DIPA style because of the lack of malt backbone; it's a tongue bruiser, yet still drinkable; this style of an IPA/DIPA I tend to only drink one bottle of and move on to something else

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Photo of ectomorph
4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

22 oz bomber into a tall flared pils glass. Bottle reads June 2010 and I'm told to consume fresh.

A - Deep golden body is really hazy but the bright white head builds and sticks like there's no tomorrow.

S - Wow, not at all what I was expecting. Citrus, pine, and a great floral hoppiness dominate the nose. There is next to zero malt character here.

T - Solid but not overpowering bitterness. There is an earthy quality in the hops. A woody interpretation of Ruination. The high ABV is masked under multiple layers of hops. Grassy hops, earthy hops, citrus hops, MY GOD THE HOPS! All this would be astringent without a substantial malt backbone, so it's there. Somewhere...

M - Great dryness without being light, the carbonation helps scrub the weary taste buds for the next sip.

D - This is no session beer, but for what it is, it goes down REALLY well.

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Photo of beerdrifter
4.67/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy yellow-orange pour with nice two finger head and decent lacing. Surprisingly light colored for an Imperial IPA. Huge floral, tropical nose with tons of pineapple and mango along with grapefruit and spicy hop resin. A touch of caramel malt peeks through also. The taste is a hop assault right off the bat, but a very unique one. Spicy, herbal, earthy and resiny with a great citrus bite. You can definitely see the English influence, albeit magnified to West Coast standards. Surprisingly complex. It's a hard beer to review because there's so much going on. It reminds me of Sierra Nevada's Torpedo IPA on steroids. Very peppery but citrusy at the same time. It finishes crisp and dry and the alcohol is almost non-existent which makes it a very scary drinkable DIPA. I am shocked at the reviews for this one. For me, it's probably the best double/imperial IPA I've ever had. It's a unique and in your face version of West coast meets traditional English IPA. I love this beer!

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Photo of rajendra82
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer looked a significantly lighter shade of yellow than typical for an IPA or DIPA. The head atop was foamy and beige, and lasted a good while, and formed lots of sticky lace. The aroma was quite hoppy, with earthy, and spicy notes being the most dominant, thus revealing the English hopping. The taste was nicely balanced with toffee and tangerine competing against a dry finish. The hopping was assertive for an English IPA, but quite moderate by West Coast standards. The finish was drawn out, and curiously tongue numbing. A departure from the usual citric dominant DIPA offerings, with strong English roots evident throughout.

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

I was anticipating trying this beer, I thought it was solid, very hoppy, but the fruit flavor was a little strong for me. Bitter and hoppy as you would expect from a Stone Emperial IPA, but there was a strong citrus flavor I found a bit over powering. Not much different than other Stone IPAs but with a fruit flavor. Nice pour, relatively sticky, pretty drinkable, has a nice light yellow color, almost glowing, sort of like and IPA combined with a summer ale.

All in all, worth a try, Stone never lets me down, but not as good as I expected.

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Photo of nickhiller
3.37/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tulip glass. I love Stone, I love IPAs and I love Double IPAs--there's no reason why I shouldn't love this...

A: hazy yellow straw, minimal head and lacing, chemical plastic

S: fruit, melon, hops, some yeast funk

T: abundant fruit, caramel, funk, spice, bitterness at end doesn't counterbalance overwhelming sweetness

M: steady sharp carbonation, alcohol is all I'm left with, though it is one of the best parts

I: would have liked to see more from stone from this one given it's the 14th anniversary and a "back to basics IPA." Disappointed by the sweetness imbalance.

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

Appearance: This beer poured a golden yellow with a fluffy white head. Lacing is incredible and present throughout.

Smell: Hop overload. Very grassy with hints of pepper and lemon. The overwhelming hop aroma hides any evidence of malt.

Taste: POW. Once again the hops are very strong and overwhelming. I wouldn't call it an English IPA as it is listed on BA. The beer is clearly called Emperial IPA which suggests a very hoppy brew and this one delivers. Nice grassy hop flavor with hints of pepper and citrus as in the nose. Biscuity flavor allows me to taste the maltiness which was hiding in the aroma. That 8.9% abv doesn't hide at all. Very boozy beer. Definitley a sipper.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and medium carbonation.

Overall: Not sure why this beer gets a lot of bad reviews. It's an Imperial IPA so it's supposed to be hoppy. It delivers. Very nice hoppy brew. Another solid beer from Stone Brewing!

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Photo of ThreeWiseMen
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 7oz.snifter.

Appearance: Sits hazed and honey-colored in the glass, with a moderately thick layer of white froth on top. As the head descends, it drags a blanket of cobweb-like lace in its wake. Head retention isn't too impressive, nor is clarity, nor is the color or even carbonation. Other than the lacing, this really doesn't have much going for it.

Smell: Hop oils and flowery notes leap out of the glass! Sitting just beneath them are buttery malts, sea salt, lime, and a hint of grass. That's about all I can pull from this, but I'm diggin' the overall aroma. It highlights the English influence in a way that's both pungent and intriguing. That said, I've never had an English IPA like this before. (I suppose that's because I've never had an Emperial IPA.) As it warms, the hop aromas become more intense and alcohol enters the mix. Really enjoyable.

Taste: English IPA? Yes, I suppose. But this one is crafted in a manner that's decidedly Stone: loads of hops, followed by more loads of hops. There's no way one could argue that this doesn't deserve the "imperial" tag (or in this case, "Emperial"). Hops create the deep floral and grapefruit notes, trailed by long-lasting bitterness. Malts provide a buttery backbone, but other than that stay out of the way. Not as "English" as I was expecting, but certainly good.

Mouthfeel: Sticky, resinous, and lightly carbonated, which suits the style very well. Medium-bodied with a well-developed and long-lasting aftertaste. I dig.

Drinkability: This really grew on me throughout the session. I was a little unsure about it at first, but midway through the 22oz. bomber I was in the zone. Then again, I suppose I'm like that with every IPA from Stone. Damn good, let's leave it at that.

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Photo of Beaver13
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy yellow orange with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is a little sweet bready fruit with a lot of pungent resiny hops and a little pepper.

The flavor is a little sweet fruit and bready malts followed by a big resiny, peppery hop finish that lingers in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a huge one sided hop bomb. It's fun though, and surprising that the British hops can taste so American.

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Photo of chaz410
3.21/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

I got this bottle at the Common Market and the Flying Saucer in Charlotte.
Pours a faint yellow amber body with a thick, froathy head.
Smells of obvious east kent goldings and dry herbal hoppiness.
Tastes of citrus, pine and huge grassy notes with some dry malts that taste more like rye than any other grain. The finish is EXTREMELY dry and almost like sand. It's amazingly bittering and very very dry.
Drinkablity is up for debate but the dryness is more than most of my beer drinking advocates can even handle, I don't hate it but it's very hard to drink alot of it. I think this beer will be very nice in about 5-6 months after mellowing out.

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

A: Poured a hazy bright lemon-tangerine with a glossy white 1 finger head that displayed good retention. Visible carbonation was very light, of broken intermitted occurrences of bubbles lazily rising upwards. The lacing was modest, spongey isolated patches providing fair coverage.

S: The EKG provides a light spiciness with some tropical fruit notes of pineapples and orangepeels while the malting offers a light, almost wheaty "wit" type of aroma with a generous portion of white malts that was light.

T: Spicy tangerines are set against a monstrous wheat palate. Tart lemon-citric tones soon move in with an abundance of hops on the finish of flowery grapefruit oranges and some dried tropical fruitiness. What the nose lacked the flavor delivered hop-wise 2 fold. Definitely one of the more aggressively hopped english style ipa that ive tasted which shared good regards with a large, almost wit style malt profile. The flavor leaves an favorable impression of grapefruit and orange flowery hops on the fade. Overall a very bold move flavorwise.

M: The mouthful was sharp and crisp, a good indication per style, with a bubbly and creamy texture realized on longer holds offering some edginess.

D: Drinks almost like an hoppy wit, some alcohol detection, but otherwise good overall.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass from a really cool looking 22oz bomber.

A - Very hazy strong yellow straw color. Nice .5 inch head that recedes quickly. Almost like freshly squeezed grapefruit juice.

S - Starts off white some orange rind and nice mild citrus hop character. A bit of spicy character with some grassy and piney/hop aromas as well.

T - Quite citrusy and refreshing with some nice pepper and spices that are highlighted by a bit of grainy malty flavor. Sort of reminds me of a Berliner Wise. Overall it is quite citrus and nice and tart. Refreshing and very original. It has the character of an EIPA but times 10.

M & D - Light, crisp, refreshing and delicious but definitely a bit strong on the citrus side.

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