NathanJ (42) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2003 1pint 6 oz. bottle poured orange/amber with lively carbonation and an off white head. Sweet flowers and sugar aroma, generous hop bite and bitterness with an awesome floral taste. hides the alcohol well except for a warming in the back of your throat and the buzz at the end of the bottle :). very nice
sirchris (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small white head with a clear light orangeish body. Lovely hoppy aroma, citrusy with a hint of pine. Nice bitter flavor.
USCMustangman (41) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a deep gold color with a smallish white head. Aroma of fresh hops. Taste is very hoppy with a strong pine presence. Very fresh taste. Slighter thick palate. The flavor of pine lingers for a long time. A pretty good beer and a great example of an IPA.
greco (41) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz to pint. Nice white frothy head with good retention. The aroma is as expected for a beer with an obvious multitude of hop varieties... extemely stong but not overpowering, a lot of citrus/fruity notes as well as a some caramel and clove notes. The bitterness overpowers the maltiness but in a good way. Has a medium body with a slick texture and a long finish. Very happy with this beer.
surlysober (41) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
NTH TRIAL: Pours a brilliant golden color with a slight white head; aroma is the perfect amount of citrus-y, floral hops (definitely there, but nothing overboard); flavor is smooth and delicious with citrus bitterness, biscuity malts, and a great finish that sits in the corners of your mouth. This beer is fantastic, and although it’s ~7% ABV, it’s currently my session beer of choice. It embodies what IPAs should be, and although I wasn’t that excited to hear that Stone had finally made it to Wisconsin, as I sit here in my favorite chair and sip away at a Stone IPA, I’m now completely delighted.
demondeacon09 (41) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle poured into a short wine glass. Aroma is of pine and citrus. You can just smell the hops bursting out of this one. The color is a light orange and the head is medium to light. This beer is one of the best tasting IPA's I've ever had. Grapefruit and citrus with a long lasting and deliciously smooth palate afterwards. Love this
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rjwhite41 (40) - osceola, Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Pours a pale yellow, slightly cloudy but not much, with a tiny off white head. Good lacing. Smells of grapefruit, citrus, lemons and pine. Tastes of grapefruit, pine, and lemons. Not a lot of malt here. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with a drying finish. Good bitterness without being overpowering. Tastes like 2 row with "c" hops. Good beer but I would like more of malt background.
brewbattles (40) - - OCT 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
We did a blind taste test between this beer and 4 others to determine which was a better IPA. The beers that were competing were: Stone IPA, Big Sky IPA, Bear Republic Racer 5, Lagunitas IPA, and Full Sail IPA. Here is the video:
RealPoser (40) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pale golden with monster head. Nice retention and great lacing. Nose is predictable... Citrus, pine, resin and dry hay. Flavor is pleasant. Orange peel, vegetable greens and roasty wood finish. Thin on the palate. Solid ipa, but not the revelation I was expecting
llafoe (40) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Pours gold with a very slight white head. Aroma is hops, grapefruit and pine. Taste is bitter with a creamy carbonated bitter pine grapefruit finish. Very good.