skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2004 I prefer this to the overdone Ruination. The floral aroma is interesting in its strength and durability, but the flavor is slightly unbalanced (a source of pride for Stone), as all the hops come up front. There is an admirable chewy thickness and livliness that is enjoyable. I'm still not a Stone devotee. Crisp finish.
gottaride (2) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 18, 2004 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
excellent, with all the hoppiness you could want, it,s number one on my list
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2005 Citrusy (oranges and lemons) aroma. Cloudy medium/light orange body with a not so white foamy head. Really good taste Orange and grapefruit taste very dominent in the hops with a smooth honey-like finish. Incredible IPA.
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - MAR 17, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2008 A damn good IPA, my favorite up to this point. Very hoppy yet not too overbearing bitterness. When i think west coast IPA, this is ideal.
123456green (46) - houston, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2004 big on hops, somewhat cloudy but rich and full of rich malty flavors. could use a little more hops in the aftertaste area. Nice smooth finish, as it warms becomes somewhat rich and full body. Very good beer to have stocked in the box.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a slightly hazy golden/copper color, moderate head. Big hop aroma, a little citrusy, some underlying malt. Flavor is big on hops but has enough buttery malt to back it up. Lingering bitter finish. Smooth round body. A damn fine IPA.
snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear dark golden color with big off-white head. Ummmm, lots of Northwest hops in the aroma, and some malt. Bitter at first, in the middle, and the end, with lingering hop aftertaste. There is malt to back it up though. A very good Amercan-style IPA.
cruiser (2) - The Woodlands, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2004 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This IPA was explosive in my mouth. I could tell if I was coming or going. I enjoyed every second. Normally the alcohol would be too high, but it seemed to hold well with the dry hopped demon.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Translucent amber, fairly small head. Cascade hop aroma is quite strong. Grapefruity. Super-hoppy, crisp. Malty adds the perfect balance. An awesome IPA.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2004 Bright orange color with a foamy white head that leaves pretty, sticky lacing down the glass. Big hop aromas and full malt flavors to balance it. Rather robust. Finishes clean with a bit of hops hanging on. Huge without being over the top. This is one of those beers that I forget about. It's so good, but I seem to pass on it for other IPA's often only to wish I had selected this one. The fact that it's so readily available here in Ohio has me taking it for granted. For shame!