rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - JAN 27, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I guess I’ll be the only ’sissy’ reviewer. There comes a point where less is more. This beer is way past that point to my tastes.
Darkover (1511) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2003 Cloudy gold color, medium head and lots of lacing. Piney hop aroma. Very bitter hop flavor and finish.
omhper (18763) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange colored. Sweet & malty. Huge flowery cascade aroma. A relatively well balanced hop monster.
PhillyBeer2112 (2488) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2001
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy yellow-gold color with a med head - fades quickly. Heavy lacing. Excellent complex hop nose: grapefruit, lemon rind, pine and grass (new mown hay). Tingly grassy lemony flavor with med malt balance. Malt is clean and straightforward (not even any caramelly notes). Very nice beer, if more than a bit one-dimensional. Followed by some seriously long hoppy belches.
fraternie (804) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A truly great IPA. Strong notes of citrus in the malt and a moderate orange/tangerine flavor in the finish. Very hoppy finish as well but remarkably smooth. Impressive.
billb (244) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2001
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best IPAs around. Huge hop aroma and flavor. There’s a brief hint of maltiness up front (and you have to watch for it) and then the hops hit with a 1-2 punch to the palate. A top IPA in my book.
EricMichaelSmith99 (27) - USA - NOV 15, 2001
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic beer. Leaves a wonderful dry aftertaste. Pretty expensive for an IPA, but worth it.
Sneevil99 (4) - USA - NOV 4, 2001 does not count
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Frist you smell it and it smells light... then you taste it. its smooth like the kind of beer you could drink all night long....... then you get it swallow and that when the hopps really hit........... a great lightly flavered beer with a great taste and even better finish....HIGHLY RECOMENED
mellowmoose (5) - Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2001 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I can honestly say this is one of the best beers on the planet. The aroma is pure earthiness. The taste is pure nirvana. If I had to choose one beer to drink for the rest of my life, I would chose Stone IPA!
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2001
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was amazed at the maltiness of this IPA. The aroma was incredible and the hoppiness show up in a big way to balance the maltiness. Very good beer.