NewCastle1 (59) - Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice golden tan pour, with a nice white, quickly fading head. Aroma is of citrus, lemon and grapefruit. Some pine as well. Tast was mor citrus, and pine then anything. Just a small touch of malt maybe? A little to bitter and spicey bitterness for me. Wnjoyable but not one I will really seek out again.
Bailz316 (247) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear orange with no head. Very hoppy, somewhat malty. Aroma is flowery and cirtusy. Bitter finish. Very drinkable although a little too watery.
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2006
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. I think I can say sex in a bottle. Pours a nice light orange color with an inch of white head. Nose is of hops. Taste is very bitter but drinkable. Not too much of anything. An amazing IPA.
piscator34 (2312) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light orange in colour with medium carbonation. Strong aromatic notes of orange, grapefruit, and tangerine, mix with a bit of pine and some light caramel. There’s a definitely a green hop flavor that mixes well with the slightly bready malts. Solid bitterness, but the overall impression of the mouthfeel is rather soft and balanced. For all of their chest thumping and posturing about over the top hops, this is a VERY well balanced IPA.
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours clear orange with a white head. great head retention. massive floral/citrus hop aroma with a hint of sweet malt. big hoppy flavor with just enough sweet caramel flavored malt to balance things out. medium bodied. lovely refreshing carbonation. finish long bitter and hoppy just like it should be. another great beer from stone.
zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - MAY 4, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Pale yellow with medium foamy white head. Aroma is very hoppy with hints of citrus. Medium palate with a good bit of carbonation. Taste is extremely hoppy with nice grapefruit bitterness on the follow-through and a good crisp biting finish. This is an excellent IPA. The gargoyle most definitely does his job!!
IrishBoy (4094) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 3, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright amber-orange with a thin gold tinged head. Aroma is hoppy with ciyrus and pine notes. Flavor of sweet and bitter hops, with a mildly hoppy finish.
Bartzilla (616) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 3, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my go-to beer. So damn good. Not much more I can really add that hasn’t been addressed here already. I buy a lot of this beer in bottles, in bombers, in pints and in pitchers. In fact, I wish I had one right now. It doesn’t matter when you read this, I guarantee you that I wish I had one right now.
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAY 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2006 12 oz bottle from Kahn’s. Smell of floral and grapefruit. Palate was smooth and hoppy. Very good beer.
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.