BeerBlitz (72) - Roslyn, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Exactly what I look for in an IPA. Refreshing, very drinkable, and no overpowering bitterness like a lot of double/imperial IPAs. Aroma is citrusy, with a hint of mint. Color is pure gold and clear. Very white moderate head. Citrus very noticeable in the taste. Slight soapiness in the finish. I hope to "borrow" many more from my brother.
penguinjive7 (72) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very clear golden color with a nice white head.
Smell is of spicy hops with a hint o citrus.
The taste is very crisp and hoppy. The herbal, piny hops it first with the fruity hops adding immediately after. A nice malt presence envelops and cleanses the pallet to lead to a nice, smooth finish.
The drinkability of this brew is astounding. Quite possibly one of the smoothest IPAs I’ve ever had. Another top notch brew from stone.
Reviewed on: 08-17-2007
areyouinning (72) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy dark apple cider color with generous carbonation. Subdued hoppy aroma. Great, somewhat bubbly mouthfeel. Nice consistency.
09maso3 (72) - vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Foamy white head over a cloudy orange beer. Brilliant hop bouquet. Cascade citrus, spicyness, grapefruit some floral notes as well as earthiness. Intense bitter bite, just enough malt to balance. Grapefruit starts to come through. Medium to light body. This is the IPA pushed as far as it can go without having to up the malt/body. Very, very good.
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.
ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2009 Classic American IPA
Light and hoppy aroma belies what comes with your first sip.
First impression makes you do a double take, glorious hoppiness. Very fresh tasting hops with hints of fruity sweetness. Thick refreshing finish focusing on the malty/floraly finish as the bitterness fades. Makes you want even more.
Golden-orange appearance, finger amount of head that fades quickly.
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - DEC 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A wonderful IPA, strong, hoppy, golden, and drinkable. This is ruinations tough little brother. The beer is like a sunrise on a day after a rain, bright, goldenrod, majestic. The hoppy nose is a near-perfect compliment to the lemony-grapefruity aromas that waft from a freshly-poured 22. I am a believer in drinking all good beer from a large-mouthed Belgian beer glass, and to truly appreciate this beer, you need to first inhale its essence. But that only barely prepares you for the oral assault you experience when this hop-bomb touches your tongue. Almost sweet in its balanced maltiness, this IPA is very nearly the avatar of its genre.
Dopplebock1538 (71) - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This brew is RIGHT ON! The best IPA i have tasted. Smooth, bitter beautiful head. I am very impressed by this effort.
If you love hops, this is the beer for you.
asmithbeer (71) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2007 Cloudy golden color with little head. Aroma is sour and hoppy. Flavor is pretty hoppy and bitter. Great IPA.
Dsnutz (71) - dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stone brewery has impressed me yet again.
It pours a dark amber color with a thin white head. This is a great value for such a good IPA.