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 ipaís this has to be one of the best.
shadey (2076) - 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 (1764) - 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 (3050) - Ocean County, 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.
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a deep amber/orange with a large frothy white head. Strong floral hoppy smell with hints of citris and malts. Smooth to drink. Bitterness after taste is almost done to perfection (not too much and not too less).
mardermax (71) - santa cruz, California, USA - MAY 4, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2004 22 oz bottle: this beer is truly delish! i could drink it ALL DAY LONG. or until i passed out. milky frothy white hed, looks like fluffy clouds. the color is one of orange and gold combined. Smells of, um hops? This brew puckers my lips at first encounter, it's sticky, resiny, and pungent as a mofo. The mouthfeel is smooth and buttery, and slight malts too. i'm way into it. stone leaves you wanting more and more, tastes better everytime in my opinion.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap (5/03/04): I think this is the beer I had (not anniversary). Pours with a golden, clear color with a nice frothy, white head. Aroma: lemon, hops, spice, orange. Flavor: initial sour lemon, orange rind, citrus, hops, dish soap, apple. Aftertaste: sweet lemon, fortune cookie.
Beaver (1639) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stone IPA pours a golden color with some miniscule floaties. It has a huge, frothy, white head that lasts forever.
The nose is huge on hops (kind of on the grassy, piney side)! There are also some grapefruit tones. Very appealing!
The taste is hop juice up front, leading to some citrusey, bready malt. It ends with a big, bitter hop finish and aftertaste. Itís medium bodied and fairly well balanced - though it obviously favors the hops over the malts. The slight malt and citrus help balance it well.
Overall, this is probably the best IPA Iíve had to date. Itís a nose ahead of Avery IPA and Victory Hop Devil.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2007 Orangey amber, white head, PNW hops. Nice mouthfeel, citric, piney, mildly sweet, nicely drinkable. RERATE 5/14/04: I keep coming back to this one. Of the four Stone beers that Iíve tried, this one is the nicest. RERATE 11/07: Sort of watery, kiss of caramel and maybe butterscotch, piney Centenials. Refreshing.