lipskin (38) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrus and pine. Very refreshing. Very well balanced and not "over the top" like some IPAs. This might become one of my favorite IPAs.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a good beer, and I would think it was a great one if I was a hophead. Very citrusy, and piney; usually I do not like this but this brewery seems to do it well because I liked the Hazed and Infused as well.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hazy,light oarnge. Nice sized head,is lasting,leaves nice lace. Aroma is hoppy with lots of piney,earthy hops. Maybe the slightest hint of bready malts in the finish. Very creamy mouthfeel. Medium bodied. All kinds of hop flavor right at the front. Following is a subltle bready/slightly sweet,malt presence. Finish is wet,if that makes sense. Lots of citrus,and piney hop. The hops are very satisfying but not overdone. I guess I would like more malt,but the more I drink of this the better it get's. Well worth a shot.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JAN 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly clouded, copperish appearance, thick head formation. Piney hop aroma with sweet pineapple juice. Bitter, dry palate, grapefruit juice, finishes especially bitter and astringent.
tomhughes (3) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 6, 2004 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I used to think Stone made the best bottled IPA. I now have a new favorite! Please keep making it.
jsquire (3663) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky yellow gold out of the bomber bottle with a thin white head and nice fresh hop pine nose. Sweet grapefruit bitterness with a solid malt backbone. Solid IPA with lots of hops. Good with beef.
Terminus (3316) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 18, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bomber-pours a light orange color-nice and clear. Nice bumpy head with different bubble sizes. light carbonation, but still big bubbles. awesome citrus aroma! The Amarillo hops have a very strong and unique character. very nice palate-surupy, hoppy, piney, citrus, with some malt there too. very ruination esque. Somewhat abrupt finish when cold, but much longer when the beer became warmer. This was definately a great way to celebrate the fact that i got STRAIGHT A's in my first semester as a graduate student! Big thanks to Whaleman for hooking me up with this fine IPA.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Exceptionally bitter, very fresh, very full bodied, piney - very little malty sweetness. I loved it and was utterly surprised. I thought it would pile on some sugaryness like other IPAs - I'm so glad it didn't!
egajdzis (5497) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured an orange gold color with a large bubbly white head that left nice lacing. Orange, citrus, sweet hop, and perfume aroma. Pine, resin, citrus, hop taste. This was a super hoppy brew, and that was about it. I do enjoy hops, but it left a bittering taste in my mouth.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear honey with a fluffy, cotton head. An intense hop aroma sprung forth from the bottle seemingly before the cap was even off. Huge citrus and pine dominate. Great big juicy grapefruits and lemons, fresh dew-drenched pine trees and pronounced bitterness dominate the nose. The flavor profile is really along the same lines. Huge hops through out. The lemon, pine and grapefruit really come alive, mostly because there isn't a whole lot of malt to balance. This is a very effervescent and gaseous brew, causing hop-induced hiccuping well before halfway through. For some reason I was in the mood for hops, and this really fit the bill. In all honesty, this could definitely use more malt to balance the hops and provide a fuller body. Tasty, but it could have been better.