DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2007 Heavily carbonated golden orange body with a moderately foamy off-white head. Aroma is not very strong but some hops and malt aromas can be detected in the nose. Flavor is distinctive, starts off malty and sweet and ends with a blast of bitter hops and an alcohol kicker. Overall, I rated this beer about 15 minutes after trying Stone IPA for the first time. Honestly, that beer left me with impossibly high standards. Since I have had a few of these over the past few weeks I can safely say that this is a great everyday beer that most people would find very agreeable. Definitely one of the better IPAs!
Ron (2182) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
One bottle received in a trade with jb. I had to give up a beloved Honey Weis to try this beer from a style that I am not a fan of. A small amount of head formed when poured. The overly hoppy taste was present throughout. The end.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Stockholm Beer Festival
Flowery hoppy nose. Dry taste. Mixed candy taste. Fruity aftertaste with plenty of malt in it.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Nice example of the IPA style. Very hoppy and yummy and caramely. Good job brooklyn
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2004 Pours nice and orange. No head at all. Hits you with that hoppyness...but drinks surpisingly thinner than you would think. Makes it very easy to down quickly, which I did. Finishes quick...which means I need to get back to the glass. Thanks to Sancho for this one!
beastdog75 (362) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not really my style, but overall a fairly drinkable IPA. Has a decent caramel malt backbone, but the hops are the focal point. Citric, floral, and some pine notes here. A bit dry and bitter. Nothing your average hophead couldn’t handle.
Suttree (4734) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright Orange, no head. Corny, roasty aroma. Grainy, bready - big malt profile, with mildly spicy hop notes. Finishes bready, with some peppery hops notes as well. Thanks Springslicker!
Darkover (1506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange color with a big beige head. Aroma of hops and toasty malt. Flavor of hops, caramel malt and some strong spices.
jb (1939) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
amber colored, minimal but long-lasting head. A typical tasting IPA, nothing noteworthy. Nice aroma up front, typical hoppy IPA palate, dry finish.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Brickskellar in Washington D.C. Light color with medium amount of hops. Nice malt but overall it felt more like an american Pale Ale that an India Pale ale