deprogram (115) - Renton, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2003 12 oz. bottle Stone scores again (surprised?) with this fist-sized cousin to the beautiful 22 oz. works of art we all know and love, or should. Don't make the mistake of drinking this out of the bottle, though - there's a big beer inside of there, with an assertive hop character and brilliant, clear golden hue. A worthy IPA, and less intimidating than it's brethren.
4theluvofbeer (115) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice golden colour...white head that sticks. Pine and citrus aroma. Nice hoppy flavour and a bitter finish that goes on and on.
overtheline (114) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12fl oz bottle pours a clear mid amber with a good off white head that lasts. Aroma is tropical fruit syrup, grapefruit, mango and pineapple. Mouthwatering nose! Taste is great with over ripe pineapple and big honeydew melon and some sticky caramel. Lovely, surprisingly thick mouth feel and a big hoppy, resinous, pine sappy, bitter finish. Excellent IPA.
mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very good IPA. I didn’t really care for on first taste, but as the glass went on it seem to get better. Clear rich golden color.
mcnally (114) - Burbank, California, USA - APR 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was my first IPA and this made quite an impression. Strong aroma of hops. I like the pour, a bright orangish, amber color with an off-white head that diminished to a decent lacing. Someone described the taste as lemony, and I guess that about hits the main notes of this beer’s flavor. I wasn’t crazy about it at first, but as I got towards the end of my bottle, I quite enjoyed it. And although the alchohol is not prevalent in the taste, I was feeling it pretty strongly by the end of the pint and a half.
Sputerbug (114) - Nacogdoches, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle.Pours a clear dark amber with a nice head.The hops just jump outand you know it’s gonna be good.A nice balanced flavor of grapefruit and no bitterness.This goes down so easy especially when the weather is hot.
jeg (114) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
After chasing 3 kids around Sea World on a warmer than normal October day, I came home to this, and wow did it hit the spot. Hops, hops hops! Citrus aroma, golden color, very bitter, and the alcohol is well-hidden. An excellent IPA, my favorite.
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good IPA. Pours gold with an average sized white head. Lively carbonation. Starts slightly sweet with a nice bitter finish. Very well balanced and easy to drink. Bitter, but still smooth. Hoppy, but not overly so. If your preference is an insanely hoppy and floral IPA, there are other beers to try.
AlephNull3 (114) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good IPA. Light poor with small frothy head. Very crisp taste of toasted hops. Best if slowly consumed so thegreat taste of hops can satisfy your palate.Highly ranked IPA for all beer lovers, but espically the IPA enthausist.
Mattburns (114) - USA - NOV 22, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
An amazing IPA. Huge aroma. Can smell in a foot away. Creamy and sticky mouthful. Crisp and bitter. Citrus and sweet. Awesome!! so happy I have one more in the cellar.