Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 6, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This brew is in my top 5 IPAís of all time. I work at a store called Beverages and More, and go through about 8 cases a week!! By far my best selling IPA. The aroma is very floral, just how I like it!
Krausen (102) - USA - MAR 1, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slightly hazy golden brew has a sharp citrus aroma, strong grapefruit note. The light body finishes with a sharp but clean bitterness that is a wash with fresh hop flavor. This is a nice west coast IPA that is hoppy with assertive bitterness but still well balanced.
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yum. Very good. Not overly hoppy or bitter. Good balance of sweetness and bitternes. Nice finish with bitterness fading into a pleasant aftertaste. huh? Iím new at this.
ghunte02 (29) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
well hopped of course but not a pucker up ipa. nice aroma of pine, citrus. sharp bite in the finish. nice burnt orange collor w/ soft white head. good brew
ghorsche (48) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 26, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Poured cloudy honey gold into a tulip with a medium, rapidly diminishing off-white head. Not much lacing and could stand to be less cloudy (though the cloudiness can probably be attributed to refrigeration--this bottle is ~40 degrees F). Nose is wonderfully crisp with citrus and floral notes, some sweetness. Perfect IPA aroma. Flavor is initially bitter with some butterscotch, quickly develops into hoppy pine and floral notes with a little citrus. Caramel malts become apparent shortly afterward. Really excellent balance (Iím surprised given Stoneís penchant for overhopping). Finish is medium-short, bitter and sweet. Bitterness sticks around maybe just a touch longer than I would like. Medium body on the palate, very smooth with light carbonation. Quite crisp. Perfect mouthfeel for an IPA. For 8 bucks a 6-pack I plan to fill my fridge and drink this with every meal!
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a gold-orange color with small head. Scent of apple, citrus, pine, and purple haze. Great roasty flavor compliments the hops really well. Pine and citrus balanced out with roasty malt. Well developed palate.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2006 Poured a slightly cloudy orange colour white a small head. Sweet apple/grapefruit aroma. Bit of a muskyness on tasting. Great bitterness level. Full, nicely rounded palate.
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2007 Wow! Great IPA.
Nice blend of hops, great taste goes well with most food.
Great aroma, citusy; a very light lemon/lime hint in aroma and taste, nothing standing out or over powering. Good palate, not overpowering and lingers for just about the right amount of time.
Overall this is a well balanced great tasting IPA and one of the ales I can drink all night. Cheers!
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
SO this is Stone IPA. This was everything that reminds me of west Coast. The citrus, the hops, the cremy flavor, the orange jello color. This was pretty bitter for just a regular IPA but not bad. Very light and easy to drink. Thanks again Shag
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First off, this is a delicious IPA. From the 22oz bottle, it pours a light amber color with a large, creamy, off-white head. Body clarity is hazy. Aroma is of heavy flowery hops, with hints of apple, pear, and honey. Initial taste is moderately sweet as the honey continues to be present. There is also some light bitterness. Finish is both lightly sweet and bitter. Mouthfeel is light with an oily texture and lively carbonation. This is not a beer for hop-haters.