benpickens (487) - Camarillo, California, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden copper with sparse carbonation and a huge long lasting rocky head. Bready citrusy aromas. Touch of malt up front and hops mid and late for a sustained hop finish.
larsniclas (6719) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Sampled at SBF -06]
Hazy golden. Small bubbly head.
Big, powerfull, fruity hoppiness.
Dry and big hoppy bitterness.
Sweet and citric.
CultHero (16) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clean golden amber with an off-white head that lasted thoughout the pint. The aroma and flavor was a sweet floral balance. One of my favorite IPAs.
Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
good ipa, nothing special. good flavor and clean bitter aftertaste. kind of a boring beer by stone’s standards.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - OCT 4, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stone IPA is like a good friend, who is always there for me. It’s available at every damn store in this city, relatively inexpensive and very good. It’s a shame I haven’t rated this until now. One of my top 5 IPA’s.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber, no date. Pours a clear orange amber with a two finger light yellowish head. Pretty lacing. Aroma has lots of grapefruit and pine, with some slight floral hops. Sweet caramel malts in there as well. Nice and bitter up front, but the malts come back nice and sweet, though there is a lingering bitterness. Flavors lean more towards pine and floral, though the caramel malts do make an appearance. Just before the finish there is a slight chalkiness. Medium bodied, moderate to light carbonation, very smooth. Very good. The first IPA (or APA, for that matter) in a while that has made me happy.
iskirwan1 (66) - monument, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2006
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
oh my god this good beer probley the best ipa I have ever had the pleasure of drinking pours a deep gold with a off white head rich hop aroma taste is hoppy but just right lingers for a while ohh and did I mention it complents food very well
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pretty damn good. Nice piney hops, but not too over the top. Stone makes some great beers and this is one of ’em. It’s neck and neck between this and Bells 2 Hearted for my fav IPA.
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Shiny copper coloring. Thick foamy pour. Lacy head evaporates slowly, coating glass. Hoppy in aroma but surprisingly subtle, more balanced in taste. Incredibly smooth finish. "It’s like there’s a party in my mouth and everyone’s invited"
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hop explosion!! Citrus aroma as well as flavor. mildly sweet with grapefruit hop finish.