oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/hops/citrus and pine. Strong hop flavors with malts and a nice dry, crisp finish.
ghunte02 (29) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
great beer. glowing ruby red color. grapefruit, lemon, some pine. crisp dry refreshing feel. dry hoppy finish. well balanced w/some malt notes.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 27, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"WOW what an ipa and that is something for me to say. Poured nice orange color with an okay head which laced very well. The aroma was some hops pine and citrus. Perfect balance in flavor and aroma. some malts mixed with the hops. Good GOOD beer."
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - FEB 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is also very similar to stone IPA. Aroma is tons of citrus...but a bit of spicey sweetness too. The taste is great...crisp fresh grassy hops...grapefruit...and a bit of honey sweetness...but I guess that is probably the malt. Very well balanced. Only thing setting it apart from the higher rated IPAs for me is that it doesn’t have as clean of a palate/mouthfeel.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I finally got to have this. (This is the beer that we can never remember if we’ve had it or not when we go to the store). And now, finally had it at KPs. Was very good. Orangey-yellow color with lacey white head. Aroma has some pepper, lots o’hops, some orange and grapefruit, some pine flavor, and a little hint o carmel for the end. Very nice.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 16, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle: Light amber orange color with big creamy off white head that really sticks around (almost looks like it was a nitro pour). Aroma has hints of corn, wheat, and a faint big of spicey hops. Flavor is a mouthfull of hops with a very stiff bitterness and a slightly metallic finish. Although it improves as it warms, it’s still rather lackluster.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. bottle. Mildly hazy orange/amber color with a small off white head. PNW hop aroma with lots of citrus(orange and grapefruit), pine and a mildly sweet malt background. The flavor was quite well balanced for such a hoppy beer. The piney/citrus hops are still in the forefront, but there is also a nice caramel malt backbone that makes this a very enjoyable beer. Had trouble keeping it away from my wife.
bigbeerguy (9) - Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
THis is a good IPA. Strong hop aroma is well balanced by a mild maltiness and agressive hop bitterness. I like the fact I can get this beer in a large bottle. I am not a big hophead, but I do like this beer.
sudsmeister (66) - Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I like this IPA every bit as much as Stone’s. Just the right amount of hops. Nice head. Stays smooth all the way to the end. At $8.00 a sixer, a good value, too.
CapFlu (4818) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Purchased at Beers of the World in Rochester, NY. Pours a medium, creamy foam white head with a clouded, highly carbonated orange body. Nose of Hi-C grapefruit hops. Tangy, bitter hops burst across the tongue to dance the Hi-C dance and moon the malt glands. This is hopmadness at its finest! Damn - I need this beer to slap me around some more...