wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
White foamy head with lacing. Golden appearance which is see through. Smooth, drinkable, well balanced hops and malt. Nice (small but effective) hop aftertaste. Hop acidity tingles on my tongue as the beer goes down. Slightly dry but not overly so. Excellent beer.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hoppy. Loads of cascade. Great refreshment. Unfortunately the finish is slightly thin and short.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lighter color than expected- seems like the probably stuck to just pale malt without any character malts. Not to worry- this beer is all about the hops anyway. Aroma and flavor are overloaded with NW hops which pack a huge punch to the senses. Very resiny almost like that of an I2PA, yet it is still very drinkable.
hotstuff (4802) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another IPA that is just way, way too hoppy for this rater. Wow! A small sized white head that was creamy and smooth with fine-medium sized bubbles that mostly diminished. The body was carboned and cloudy with a golden hue. The nose is hops without question and the flavor is bitter and very hoppy. The palate is tingly and hoppy. This is a medium-full bodied IPA with good lacing. Just too much hoppiness for someone who is not a hop head.
thedm (5492) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottled brew poured a large head of white colored fine to medium sized long lasting bubbles that left behind a slightly hazy carbonated light yellow brown colored body and a good lace. The aroma is all hops and the mouthfeel is tingly and stongly hopped with a lingering hop presence. It has a hoppy flavor with more hops for added flavor to go with the hop that are in the flavor next to the hops that were added to add more hoppy flavor to this very hopped brew. Did I mention that it had hops in it?
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was very nice. Very well balanced and smooth. Beautiful in the glass. Citrusy, green fresh aroma - hint of malt. Nice hop finish. Thanks again to Fly :)
sethatuml (38) - USA - DEC 25, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice, Very clean IPA flavor. not as overpowering flavor-wise as some of the other offerings from Stone Brewing. This IPA has a nice crisp flavor, and it does not linger and burn your mouth like some of the super steriod-laden IPAs created for mere shock value.
droop (4) - Kentucky, USA - DEC 23, 2003 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I'm not a big fan of IPAs but this beer was nice. The color is a clear orange like the picture. The bright head didn't last too long in mine but it was there. Aroma as well as flavor was a balanced malt and then it hit with the grapefruit, citrus, pepper. Excellent beer!
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - DEC 16, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear orangish color with a white head. Intense grapefruit hops and slightly floral aroma. Very nice crisp, citric hoppy flavor. Pretty dry finish, with a strong hoppy aftertaste.
maxwillis (5) - Prescott, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2003 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
hoppy hoppy hoppy. got love those hops. I wonder if it is some nice casscade hops that give it a citrus flavor. One of my favorite IPA's.