omestes (6) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2004 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my favorite beer. The hops, lord this has the best hoppy taste ever, very complicated, multilayered. Head is great.
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is exactly my idea of IPA. Some malts, hint of fruit and lovely hops. Could have more body, the hops overpower the malts, but more of both wouldn’t hurt. I’d call this a very nice session ale.
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2012 actually, this is one of the better IPA´s I´ve tasted, but I´m not exactly a IPA man. Dark yellow amber colour, very hoppy citrus aroma, taste was VERY pleasantly hoppy, nice finish. NICE IPA!
now a hop addict, world class
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden w/ orange hue. Dense, fluffy white head. Crisp, fresh citrus aroma w/ an almost tropical fruit character. Sticky, resiny feel. Big, hoppy flavour w/ some nice biscuity malt & just a hint of mint. Long, extremely bitter finish.
beer4president (17) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love it, but still missing something. I could drink this beer forever though. one of the better IPA’s
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Great pale orange color with a nice white head. Smooth mouthfeel, plenty of alcohol kick, and that floral aroma. From start to finish, outstanding.
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAY 12, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yet again, another terrific beer from Stone! Great coloring, flavor, and aroma. this beer has it all, if you love ipa’s this has to be one of the best.
shadey (1977) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2006 Great orange color, with a white head. This was something special. I really enjoyed the flavor and texture. a great beer. 7/3/3/5/18
RERATE: Dark pale color with super thin ring of white film. Very fresh aroma. Floral light citrus aroma. Flavor is fresh, light malt sweetness. Dry bitter finish.
zathrus13 (1734) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great aroma, hops and grapefruit. Color is a nice gold. Taste is mostly the same as aroma, hops and grapefruit. Body medium to thin. Hops/bitterness is not overwhelming. The taste improves as it warms.
pineypower (2689) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2008 I always heard it was good, and boy did it smell good upon cracking it open. The amount and types of hops they use make a very nice bouquet of pine/citrus hop notes. Upon pouring it out it had a large foamy white head. It is a very smooth beer with a somewhat bitter after-taste, but not too bitter. A great very clean tasting beer, you can tell they do it right.