Arnoud (35) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Close to my ideal beer. Sampled on draught at Tria in Philadelphia, PA, which incidentally is a GREAT beer bar and well worth a trip. Big rocky white head tops a pale, clear, slightly orange body. Huge hop nose, very flowery. Initial sip knocks you back with bitterness but subsequently sips reveal a subtle complexity. Stone managed to get the right balance between maltiness and hoppiness. The resut is a full bodied beer that just seems right. Very refreshing and thirst quenching, although a bit too high in alcohol to be my session beer.....
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2010 A good IPA in the West Coast microbrew tradition. Good aromatics and crispness with a downplayed malt character. Restrained citrus and resin in the nose and taste gives way to clean bitterness in the finish.
NigelTheGreat (16) - Northport, USA - MAR 13, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A harmonic, melodic balance of ingredients that fuse together to provide me with everything I look for in a beer. I really enjoyed this one.
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2005 This one pours a light amber with a creamy, not bubbly, offwhite head. This is, quite simply, an amzingly hoppy and amazingly great brew. The alcohol is very prevalent, but this one is dominated in nose and taste by the pineapple/citrus bitterness. There are some malts, but they are minimal. I like balance, but in this case I make an exception.
jackamackson (127) - USA - MAR 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear orange with a small white head. armoa is sweet and hoppy. taste is a nice grassy hoppy taste but pretty well balanced with sweetness. grapefruit goodness. good somewhat resiny mouthfeel. very drinkable.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2006 Orange color. Lots of citrus hops in both the aroma and taste. One of my favorites. I love the hops.
Bottle. Pours clear orange color with a thin white head. Mostly piney hop aroma with some citrus. Very pungent, piney hop taste, a little grapefruit as well. Very bitter. Light and easy drinking. I like this beer, but with it being one of my first ratings, was very high.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 4, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
not near enough hops this si a pale ale not an IPA. the malt presence is gone almost immediately and the hops right after. The worst of the STONE beers in my opinion, and I am a fan of their beers.
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Truly good stuff. Bitter with fruity tones. Very drinkable and great ABV. Awesome IPA.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Okay, so this thing smells like christma, hoards of piney and citrus hops. Interestign orange colour with a small head that left a smooth lacing. I was almost afraid this would be too hoppy and bitter. But it was very smooth and good. Balanced enough for an IPA this thing explodes with hops and leaves a crisp bitterness on your tounge. I’m looking forward to the bottle of runition sitting in the fridge!
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - FEB 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2005 (Bottle)I have to agree on the hop factor. Really hoppy but didnt balance well. A medium but slighty above average ipa.