HammerheadPDX99 (6) - USA - DEC 24, 2001 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excelent Hoppy flavor and a cool bottle. Good beer. In my top 10 list!!!
cooltunesmann99 (6) - USA - NOV 3, 2002 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
If you are a Hop Head you will like this beer.
MiataManiac99 (6) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 1, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very nice strong ale. I must admit I poured out my first bottle...too strong. I came back for seconds though...and it has really won me over! Not for the weak beer lover ;-)
Loweeel (6) - USA - JUN 27, 2003 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My favorite beer to date! I've found that it's flavor varies significantly with temperature. It should not be served as cold as lagers and as Americans are used to having beers served. At that temperature, it's is incredibly hoppy, perhaps overpoweringly so. Yet, as the beer warms, it sweetens in your mouth, filling your tongue with many flavors, both sweet and bitter at the same time. Its complex palate inspires you to drink more, just to figure out what those flavors are... A true tragedy that this beer is not widely available on the east coast!
snowdog (6) - USA - JUL 12, 2003 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2003 This beer is a powerful beer lover's delight. Hops a plenty, and major flavor. Still, it somewhat reminded me of a stout, with a hint of chocolate. I sincerely wish that Stone Brewing would start distributing more beers in the Austin, TX area, because if this is any indication of their line of brews, they really have a handle on what it takes to make a really excellent Ale.
TheGeek (6) - Columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2003 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was thoroughly impressed with this beer. Such a robust flavor and finishes very nicely.
omestes (6) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2004 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my favorite beer, after Stone’s IPA. It is EXTREMELY Hop-y. Very good aroma, very fruity. In flagstaff they have the 10th Anniversity edition, which is even better, but sadly sold out.
MaximumBob1959 (6) - Milpitas, California, USA - SEP 17, 2004 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one gets up and grabs you right out of the bottle. A very strong ale the way I like them. First the malt grabs you, then the malt. A sweet taste with carmel tang and a hoppy finish. Enjoy!
joebagnell (6) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2007 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big in every way. hops and malt are equally prominant, difficult to describe the taste, but I love it. worth the money
joenas (6) - redmond, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2007 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
wow. this beer purs with a massive, sticky head that never went away. the beer itself is dark red in colour. very smooth palate, tastes of citrus and cedar and hops. really outstanding