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.
StoutsRights (10) - USA - FEB 21, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of hops and perfume. Hops dominate the flavor and palate as well. Light amber color. Did I mention the hops?
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a medium white frothy head with a fair amount of lacing. Nice carbonation bubbles sticking to the sides and a beautiful amber color to the beer. Smells hoppy and a slight sweetness to it, simple but divine. Tastes hoppy with the slightest sweet taste to it, aftertaste goes from sweet back to bitter and lasts awhile. This is how IPAs were meant to be it is a real treat to drink this beer.
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful copper color in an English pint. Citrus and grapefruit aromas. Good fizzy head that laces decently. Somewhat dry with light fruitiness. A nice full bitterness on the finish with big residual aromatic hops. Slightly unbalanced but a great session ale.