JohnnyJ (5367) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2007 I’ve had it bottle and tap. Pours a light golden amber, with good creamy head. Aroma of orange, citrus, spice, and caramel. Nice citrusy orange flavor with hoppy bitterness, and caramel malt. Juicy hops in the finish. A nice beer.
boojummy (50) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The perfect American IPA. Beats one of my favorites, too-- draught Harpoon IPA (which is near and dear to my heart, being from Boston). Body is just right-- not too light, but heavy enough to carry the malt and hops. Color is probably a little too light for an IPA, but that’s a minor complaint. Bitterness cleanses the palate without being overwhelming. Outstanding brew. Highly recommended. I would love to try this on tap some day.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet,, juicy citrus aroma, passionefruit. Gold shining amber with whitish small tight head. Bitter metallic oranges. Tinny, mostly fine hopspice.
efx63 (1) - USA - JUN 23, 2006 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
best beer EVER...PERIOD. the aroma is perfect, and the bitterness is just right. my boss told me about this, and i tracked it down, and i dont think ill ever look back. the worlds MOST perfect I.P.A
mamabeer (39) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle - By far one of the best IPA’s around. Fresh, fruity hops aroma that you nose doesn’t even need to get near to appreciate. Full beige head over a light golden liquid. Taste has a sweetness in an undertone, but is mostly hops and more hops. Finish is clean with the bitterness one hopes for in a good IPA.
decaturstevo (5750) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 14, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slightlly hazy orange/gold color with a light white head. As you would expect a nice hops aroma jumps out at you with an undertone of malt. The first sip and a slightly sweet malt flavor eases on you before the bitter reaches out there for you. As you sip it on down through the glass a what I consider to be a nice light carbonation rolls across the tongue. This beer is really close to being great as I sip it I wonder what I would improve. I really don’t know?
unibaren (157) - 8000 Ĺrhus C, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lots of citrusy, pine hops - brilliant. Dark golden colour, white head which doesn’t last. Very little carbonation. OK, so it only looks average. A nice initial malt sweetness quickly gives way to a powerful, yet not overwhelming hops taste. Really good. The body is medium. The hops taste initially fades rather fast, but then returns in style with a long-lasting, powerful aftertaste of hops. Overall a superbly balanced American IPA - probably one of the best IPA’s I have ever tasted.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amber/orange color. Smell of grapefriut, orange and spicy hops. What can I say about this IPA? Very smooth all around. Taste of citrus, nice hops and a wonderful amount of bitterness at the end. I wish I could drink this all the time. Not that shabby. Must have this beer in Milwaukee for sale.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great IPA. Great finish. Very well balanced malt/hop ratio for an IPA. nice amber color, citrus aroma. The Ruination is more of a favorite of mine.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very pleased with my first beer from Stone. Pours to a golden orange, with thick off-white head that lingers and excellent lacing. Hoppy aroma of citrus fruits.... grapefruit, lemons and oranges. Flavor of hops and fruits, and excellent finish, which actuaally included a warming sensation from the alcohol. I was expecting a lot from this IPA, and was not disappointed at all.