shigadeyo (3633) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange in color, slightly cloudy. Head disappeared pretty quickly. A generous hoppy and slightly floral aroma. Lots of hop flavor, but not over powering - actually very smooth and almost restrained from beginning to end. Very slight sweetness, almost orange-like citis flavor throughout as well. 12 oz bottle, $1.69.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2007 22 oz bomber from local grocery.Massive head, dissipates after 10 minutes leaving a lof of lace. Cloudy blonde amber color. Nice mellow flavor, a bit boring. No bitter aftertaste and lacking in hops. Medium bodied and VERY smooth.
HDane (82) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 bottle. Pours a bronze amber with a froathy white head. Aroma is "to the max", with citrus fruits, flora notes, hops, and pine. Flavor is a bit mellow, with a nice smooth mouthfeel, with some hops coming through, as well as the citruis. Definitely doesnít hit you with bitterness like the Ruination. Incredibly drinkable.
djbernie (1) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Easy to drink, widely distributed. Give one to a friend who drinks the yellow fizzy stuff and watch his eyes light up. Highly recommended.
estarrio (19) - Rhode Island, USA - JUL 26, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a cloudy copper/straw color. Medium white frothy head dispersed quickly, leaving a persistent lacing. Aroma is pure malt, mingled with hoppy goodness. Iím an IPA fanatic and after a recent string of Belgium samplings, this was a nice homecoming. Stone IPA has a big pine/hop taste that balances well with a sweet malt and citrusy fruit flavor. This leaves only a slight bitter aftertaste when compared to the Arrogant Bastard and the Ruination IPA. This isnít the "death by hops" experience many IPA fanatics drool over but it is an excellent IPA to be enjoyed by both fanatics and neophytes to the style.
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2010 Ok the double dry hopped version needs a separate rating, cause it is not the same beer. Enjoyed during Chicagoís Stone Week.
Pours orange white creamy head. Awesome nose of fresh hops Bitter pine citrus juicy n drinkable Really solid. 9/4/9/4/16 4.2
22oz pours orange with a small fading head. aroma of floral and malt actually pretty weak for an ipa and especially a stone. a nice medium mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation, flavor of malt and a light citrus hoppiness -slightly bitter at first disappearing rather quickly. thereís no date but i think stone must have bottled this a few months ago and most of the hops deteriorated. iíll have to rerate when i try a fresh one.
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big Bottle. Very legitimate IPA. Great fruity aroma. Great sweet fruit taste with a terrific transition into a very smooth hoppy ending. Very nice feel in the mouth - medium body and smooth. Eas to drink. #3 on my IPA list thus far.
IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Everything great in an IPA, this one has. My one complaint would be that the hop profile isnít as complex as some other (newer) IPAís, in that it is really all about the grapefruit with this one, whereas some styles present sweeter fruits (mango, peach) as well. Extra point overall for reasonable ABV for a session beer, minus point overall for relative expense.
undsioux7 (871) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2007 light copper/dark yellowish color with a nice white head. Aroma of citris and hops but not over the top. A nice solid IPA.
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 19, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A treat, from the smell to the look to the taste. As hoppy as youíd expect but not painful; starts out with citrus flavors and ends with a more earthy, grainy vibe. Well balanced and delicious.