sersdf (1020) - 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 (3951) - 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.
JonMoore (2062) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Amber coloured with a thick white head. Very hoppy aroma. Big hoppy taste, with some citrus and a touch of honey. Full bodied. Fantastic IPA.
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark amber in colour with small white head. The biggest hop flower smell iíve had in long time. Huge bitter hop taste. mild bitterness. Very well rounded and a benchmark for American IPA.
Best $1.49 iíve spent.
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer pours a golden honey color and leaves a very thick white lace that clings to the side od the glass. The floural hoppiness is ever so present along with the citrus, grapefruit, honey, grassy notes and cloves. This beer starts with a grapefruit hoppy bitterness on the palate then slowly takes you to a smooth sweet honey clove flavored finished with a mild citrus squirt. This beer is well rounded and amazing, by far one of the standards for American IPA.
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a golden, slightly cloudy color. Had an amber tinge to it. Head was a creamy white foam that lingered before dissipation. Enormous hop aroma. Made with bits of real panther, so you know its good, --> thatís the hop smell strength we are talking about. The taste is richly bitter and the mouthfeel is very nice. Very much enjoyed this brew. Wish it was cheaper because iím "ballin on a budget" until summer...