JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2007 Nice looking orange-golden colour with a thick lasting off-white head. Nice citrus grapefruit, pine, resiny aroma with some spicy character as well. Flavour is surprisingly sweet and fruity with plenty of malt to back up the hops. Some cookie dough character also ends up in here. Nowhere near as bitter as I had been expecting but a fantastic well balanced IPA.
davidflores99 (225) - Lakewood, California, USA - JUL 7, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a beer I can drink on a regular basis, one of the best IPAís. Stone knows what theyíre doing haha. Nice tangy taste and a great orange/copper color to it. Great citrus aroma. Canít beat it.
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just an amazing work of IPA art. This is a brew you can spend night after night after night with. Or come home to on a hot summer day. You know it will never let you down.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
wow, let me tell you. THis stuff is pretty darn good. Pours a beautiful copper/orange/amber mix with a medium sized medium lasting white head. THe nose is sweet with hops and the taste is sharp with hops that finish bitter with a tang of sweetness. Pretty good. one of the better IPAs that I have had. Not overly powerful.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 3, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap@mugs in brooklyn. i dunno, every new stone beer i taste i expect might be the one to really convince me how good this brewery is. but this seemed like a pretty typical ipa. a huge amount of hops and some decent marmalade and doughnut sweetness. nothing wrong with it in particular
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh, Mama! Been drinking many great IPAs of late and this is one of them. This golden/amber nectar with a frothy white head attacks the nose with that citrus/hops aroma Iím coming to love. Mouthfeel was smooth and creamy and lightly carbonated. The flavor was, well, awesome. Clean, crisp, refreshing citrus notes. Just a great brew.
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
When it comes to IPAs, it doesnít get much better than this. Citrus, lemony hop aroma mirrored with similar flavors. Not overpowering but enough to fulfill you. Spicy lingering finish.
Medium boided with nice carbonation. Well done.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Medium white head with orange color. Stong hop aroma of grapefruit that carries over into the flavor. Long hop finish.
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - JUN 26, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. pours a lovely orange color with hops apparent immediately. amazing aroma of hops, a bit of malt, and jasmine as well as other flowers. the taste is also packed with hops but not overly bitter, again a jasmine like flavor almost like jasmine tea but more bitter. very refreshing brew, great for the summer...one of the best ipaís iíve had!!!!
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 20, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. hops, yeah, we got that. pours a cloudy orange yellow with a fluffy white head that sticks around to a lesser degree. has a very strong. Very strong hoppy, citrus aroma. the taste is a solid citrus/hoppy flavor that is strong without overpowering. this is the best IPA Iíve had. finishes with a touch of malt creaminess(i donít know if there is any malt in this, but that is the taste i get). but the flavor is great. it is fruity without being cloying and extremely hoppy without overpowering. this is an extremely well made beer.