Tyler*Durden (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange colour with a generous, lasting head. This hoppy IPA is really good...floral nose with hops and fruit taste and good bitter finish. Definitely a superior IPA.
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Andyís for Stone Promo Night. The dryhopping gives this a serious floral nose/taste to go along with the crushing bitterness. Hop about like a trout in a drought.
myfriendbubba (40) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 23, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Unique IPA spicy not citrus like most very fizzy Clear and Golden tight tiny bubbles crisp clean taste with an excellent hop flavor very bitter in an awesome way...drink...drink and Iíll drink some more
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12oz bottle. Clear and golden. Citrus and orange hop nose. Smells wonderful. Initially malty sweet. Good background malt First you get the citrus hop note, then the dryness starts to shine, then the pine and lingering bitterness. Perfect! Not too thrown one way or another. Sweet hops, dry hops, floral hops, citrus hops. Absolutely pleasing!
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bomber. Pours a golden straw color with bubbly white head. Nose is a lovely mixture of floral and light citrus hops. Flavor follows nose with a crisp bitter finish. Excellent.
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2006 On draft. Aroma is pure hops. I could just sniff this one all day. Very crisp and refreshing. A little more bitter than I prefer, but overall outstanding.
UpdateI tried it in the bottle and while obviously very similar, the bitterness had mellowed (maybe it wasnít quite as fresh) and I prefered it.
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Why, oh why, canít Stone be distributed in Florida?! A (slightly) toned-down version of the Ruination. Again, I have regrets for not bringing back more. But marching through airports with 40lbs of beer slung over my shoulder, I donít really know how much more I could have carried. Next time I think Iím going to take another full-size piece of luggage to check, full of nothing but beer. So much aroma. So much flavor. A seriously intense IPA!
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer pours a clear, medium-gold color with a small, white, frothy, mostly and quickly diminishing head. Wow! No joke this puppy is hoppy! The aroma is lightly malty with a note of toasted grain, caramel and cookie; Heavily hoppy with dry, complex and nearly over-powering notes of herbs, resin/pine, apricot, grapefruit, orange peel and redwood/cedar. The flavor is moderately-to-heavily bitter, moderately sweet with a long, moderately-to-heavily bitter, moderately astringent finish. There is plenty of warmth here, too, to go along with the grippy, bitter finish. The body is light, the texture is watery-bordering-on-velvety and the carbonation is average.
thebeertourist (5175) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light amber with a rather modest head, more like a thin film. Fruity aroma that is not very pronounced. The flavours are more interesting with a good deal of complexity- fruits, a hint of caramel, though generally very dry. Rounded and not too biting hop flavours. Good mouthfeel. A very pleasant IPA.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a light, fizzy gold with a tight white head. The aroma is the same hops as other Stone brews, and a hint of dark fruits. The flavor is mostly general bitterness, a bit of maltiness (though not much), and some actual leafy hop flavor. This is a tasty IPA indeed.