beerbomb (212) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is beautiful; extreme vegetative hops. There is a woody, spicy background in the flavor coming through big time in addition to the strong grapefruit and pine. Carbonation makes for a near perfect biting effect with the hop hit. Palate retains woody, floral flavors; not just straight up bitterness. This stuff is just about #1 for me. If Troegs NN was definitely a ídouble amberí Iíd say this is #1 in a second.
Hangover (1091) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - MAR 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly dark copper amber pour with an initially large but fading caramel colored head. Hoppy aroma, mainly floral and spruce and I dare say, raisins. TIngly, bitter mouthfeel. Not the hoppiest beer Iíve had, but there is a really nice malt backbone in there, delivering a lot of balance as well as some dried fruit undercurrents. Finishes with a slightly resinous citrus. Itís not really as agressive, at least to me, as the description maintains, but for an IPA, Iíll quote Goldilocks as saying... "Itís just right".
euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hops, hops, and more hops. Balanced perfectly with a coplex and deep body. Finishes with a nice bite.
apkerga (11) - Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A hop heavy beer with a strong pine scent along with definate citrus, most prominently orange. Poured a murky dark orange and respectable bitterness that evolved into an outstanding finish flavor and mouth feel
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2006 Pours a clear, orange/light copper. 12 oz. bottle. Medium carbonation, small off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is strong citrus, taste is citrus pine and malt, with a strong bitter finish.
tennisjoel (1211) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear golden orange with 2 finger head, slowly diminishing. Citrus and grass detected in the nose; some cookie malts hidden in this brew as well. Taste is bready (doughy) up front. Hops hit you in the finish, but not overpowering like the Ruination. I donít get the typical grapefruit flavor normally present in this style. Not Stoneís best offering, but still pretty good overall.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2006 Their standard IPA is hoppier than most. And stronger than most. A solid beer that might be the closest to a session beer for them...which means its still beyond most other places.
Tyler*Durden (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange colour with a generous, lasting head. This hoppy IPA is really good...floral nose with hops and fruit taste and good bitter finish. Definitely a superior IPA.
Jine (900) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Andyís for Stone Promo Night. The dryhopping gives this a serious floral nose/taste to go along with the crushing bitterness. Hop about like a trout in a drought.
myfriendbubba (40) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 23, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Unique IPA spicy not citrus like most very fizzy Clear and Golden tight tiny bubbles crisp clean taste with an excellent hop flavor very bitter in an awesome way...drink...drink and Iíll drink some more