elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. golden color. large creamy head. spicy hoppy aroma and taste.deep soft hops. slightly bitter. bit fruity pallete. very nice.
Beer4000 (4981) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Classic orange body with nice white head. Strong citrus and grapefruit aroma. This is a relatively mild, harmonic ale with a heavy dose of hops. Long and quite bitter finish. The IBU might be a little bit to much compared to the comparatively mild body itself. But somehow the alcohol level ads up, and I found this beer a really refresher during the hot Californian afternoons. This is also a god match for barbeque.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a orange/copper color with a nice tan head. The pour on this was magnificient. It was begging to be picked up and consumed. Probably one of the best IPA appereances I have had to date. Aroma is hops, mostly a floral aroma, grapefruit and pine in there also. A malt aroma is lingering as well. Flavor is a bitter hop taste up front finished off with a malt undertone to give it a great balance. A pretty decent IPA that leaves me quite satisfied.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured clear orange/copper with a thick bumpy head and craggy lacing. Aroma of cookie-like caramel malt, floral/citrus/piney hops and honey. Big malt/hop bomb flavor, amped up on both sides, with the hops coming through on the end in a big way. Medium palate, with a bit of carbonation. I can actually sense some of the alcohol in both the aroma and flavor as well, though the ABV is not that of an imperial. Nice bitter hop aftertaste. Overall pretty good.
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade with realale420. Thanks Brian! Pours a nice light copper color with a medium size white head. Aroma of hops, grapefruit and pine. Taste of hops and more hops. Has a pleasent bitter flavor that last all the way to the bottom of the bottle and then some. Good IPA!
rjulian24 (18) - USA - SEP 6, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle in flute glass. Wonderfull aroma, Columbus or possibly centennial with hint of cascade. Obviously very citrusy with that description. Slight alcohol overtones and a noticeable hint of yeast phenolics as it warms. Malt understated. Slight raison character shine through. Beautiful appearance, crystal light pale, no haze of noticce. Flavor hop bite, perhaps too much cascade initially but mellows after first drink. Slightly hot flavor as it warms but not overpowering. Dry citrus flavor. Wouldn’t mind a little more sweetness. Very good beer. It is still the best commercial IPA I have found. And I really enjoy Stone.
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - SEP 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle poured a clear orange color with a huge rocky off white head. Aroma had large amounts of citrus hops along with some sweet caramel. The taste had a big piney bitterness with a huge amount of hop flavor alongside a dry finish. Overall this IPA has a more powerful hop punch than most others.
fm928 (2) - Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2006 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best hop flavor of any beer I have tried. Fruity hops, bitter, light color, great finish, very enjoyable. My favorite for about 6 months.
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Parkway Tavern Day of IPAs. Pours a clear pale amber with a shorty white head. Light body. Aroma of citrus and toffee. Lightly sweet. Crisp finish.
after4ever (6552) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Parkway’s Day of IPAs. Pours dark straw with a small white head. Medium carbonation. Light malt backbone to the flavor profile, body’s on the light side of medium. Huge crisp finish with a sneaky lingering bitter aftertaste. Great beer.