isamublue (21) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - MAY 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Excellent amber color. Floral and hoppy aroma. I found the floral overtones a bit too overwhelming. Not my favorite IPA, but still a darn good beer.
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Golden amber color. Nice head. Hops are everywhere in both aroma and taste. Not the hoppiest IPA I have had, but still very drinkable.
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Golden with slight orange haze with quite large white head. Mine had pretty good lacing. Might be my favorite IPA yet. Had a lot of piney and flowery hop aroma. The flavor was not as bitter as i was expecting and did not have as much citrus taste as some IPAs do. I could drink this one quite often.
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Light golden body with a huge, fluffy white head. Aroma is hoppy with grapefruit and lemon. Flavor is quite mild, though hoppy with some sweetness. Finish is bitter & hoppy, vintage Stone. Very drinkable.
beerczar69 (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2006
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wow,what a great tasting beer.Poured like pure gold,beautiful white head Great smelling beer.Stone brewery is one of the best.
beerlover82 (229) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2006
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep golden color with small, off-white head and minimal lacing. Hoppy aroma and flavor, YUMMY!!!! Medium-bodied. An excellent delicious sweet beer. I would definetley want this again.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Tap Ė Blooms & Brews, Silverton Oregon]
(Oregon Craft Brewfest at The Oregon Garden)
Very floral, hoppy aroma. Quite strong, will curl your toenails. Mild hoppiness compared to what I was expecting after the aroma and drinking. Still very hoppy, donít get me wrong though. Quite tasty fro a IPA. Good Job.
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2006 Lovely fine cream head, well-sized. Iffy clear yellow colour(I much prefer darks), fine sweet pine smell, emphatically not Mr Clean! Delicate yet strong-minded flavours of pine and florals. Fabulous.
jdjuice (496) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - APR 28, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very floral, hoppy aroma. Quite strong, Iím in for it now. Surprisingly mild hoppiness compared to what I was expecting after the aroma and drinking Ruination. Still very hoppy, donít get me wrong though. Quite delicious for what Iím guessing is one of their flagship beers.
bigbish (684) - California, USA - APR 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2011 A great IPA. Excellent balance between hop flavor and just a touch of malts. Would buy any day of the week.