AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours clear orange with a fluffy white head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit, nicely balanced. Flavor is hoppy but light. Palate just a tad watery. Highly drinkable, a standard against which all other IPAís are judged.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Clear yellow-orange color with porous white head that laced the glass. Sprucy hop nose and flavor with some grapefruit undertones. There is moderate hop bitterness up front that wanes fairly quickly.
Lowe1983 (1480) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy, light amber/yellow color with a medium slightly off white head. Aroma is of hops and citrus, mostly grapefruit. Flavor is of grapefruits a finish of hops. My first Stone brew, and a very good one at that.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - FEB 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours crystal clear gold with a big white head. Dense lacing throughout. Floral, citrus nose with a touch of candylike sweetness. Flavor is less bitter than I expected. Grapefruit peel and a touch of lemon zest. More like an east coast style IPA, not hopped through the roof. As usual, a solid from Stone.
sersdf (1019) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2007 i was expecting better. probably could have been more hoppy. the flavor just seemed lacking. it seems like it would go really well with food. hides the alcohol well. i guess i had unfairly high expectations for it because it isnít very accessible for me.
pandaDH (3) - Oak Harbor, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2006 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
I felt that this IPA was not as hoppy as it should have been. It has great apperarance once it is poured into the glass. It tastes a little to fruity and lite for me. It is a good beer but I think it tastes to much like Blue Moon and not enough like a bitter hoppy IPA should.
jennajlover (135) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The hazy peach to orange color is very clear through filtration I guess. Fabulous head retention. The nose is big and complex: lots of pine, complimented by orange sherbet, caramel malts, and pepper. It starts out with assertive grapefruity hops, but as this warms up floral and hops come through alone with silky smooth sweet malts.The alcohol is slightly noticeable, but it doesnít interfere with the drinkability. This is pretty awesome.
warriorx99 (85) - USA - JAN 28, 2006
2.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottled. This beer pours a nice copper color and has a very bitter hoppy taste with a dry finish. The aroma is that of hops with strikes me as a somewhat fruity hint. I canít admit to being a fan of really hoppy dry beers and this one certainly didnít change my mind.
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2006 Rerate, 22 oz bomber - For my first rating of Stone IPA, I was going from a small sample and hadnít really developed the taste I have now for very hoppy beers. This time I had a whole bomber to myself, the perfect way to enjoy a Stone brew. Stone IPA pours dark, hazy gold color with a two finger head that laces the glass nicely. The citrus hop aroma is assertive and oh so good. Obviously high quality hops lead the way in the flavor, backed up by some citrus and well balanced maltiness. The light carbonation and medium body is just about right, and the finish stays with you for a long time. Youíll be glad it stays though. This ale is an excellent example of the style.
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a pleasant hoppy aroma. Nice golden amber color, with a little white head. Nice hoppy flavor, kind of bitter. Pretty good body, nice carbonation. Overall, this is pretty good.