SBor02 (67) - Delaware, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stone IPA poured a hazy gold from the bottle with a decent white head. The hops come through nicely in this beer and I noted scents of pine. There is a balanced bitterness in this beer and as I got further along in my drink I started to pick up notes of butter. This IPA finised smooth with a nice mouthfeel.
CPDalton (67) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden brown, some nice sediment floating around with a one finger head. Looks like it will lace nicely. The smell has a strong floral scent, with some fruity and hoppy undertones. Bitter up front, which follows with sweet and malty flavors. Very light carbonation and goes down smooth. I can see why the reviews are so good, it's a great beer.
poolboy (66) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good in the bottle. Better on tap at the brewery. Tastes of grapefruit and hops. Head with plenty of white foam. Orange color.
sudsmeister (66) - Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stone is consistent. I have been drinking their IPA for many years and cannot notice any change. There might be one or two brews out there to offer a challenge, but for the price, this is my staple IPA. Pour, head, aroma, fllavor, mouthfeel, finish are all top notch. I sure am glad somebody can make a beer this good, regularly. Thanks, guys!
roborb (66) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured into a regular pint glass this beer produced a hazy orange/gold color with a 2 finger head. There was some nice lacing present. The smell consisted of pine, hops, and citrus. I found the taste to be a bit of a let down as the malts far outweighed the hops. It was, however, very easy to drink and was still enjoyable.
iskirwan1 (66) - monument, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2006
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
oh my god this good beer probley the best ipa I have ever had the pleasure of drinking pours a deep gold with a off white head rich hop aroma taste is hoppy but just right lingers for a while ohh and did I mention it complents food very well
tcfishler (65) - USA - DEC 1, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear bright amber, with a small offwhite head that dissipates before long.
Big blast of hop aroma - green herbs with sweet spice. A little fruit is there in the background too.
On the palate, the hops hit right away, with pine, herbs, and grass. Carbonation is a little coarse, but mouthfeel is rich. Malt contributes body but not overt sweetness...I like that quality a lot.
Delivers most of the character of the Ruination IPA for a lower price point. In fact, I prefer the balance of this brew to the Ruination. A must for fans of grassy hops.
jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic. Dry-hopping gives incredibly fresh, floral/citrus aroma, one of the more pleasant IPA aromas around. Light malt foundation could be be slightly richer for my taste, but that is a very small qualm. Hop bitterness, flavor and aroma are all outstanding. Extremely clean character - killer IPA.
BetterRedFred (65) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - JUL 8, 2006
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2009 Re-rate: Stone IPA is good, but O’Dell’s (Boulder CO) is better.
Stone: Hoppy, yes. Balanced, no. A little thin across the middle of the palate, and overly astringent. Love the hops, but needs some beef as well.
uncben87 (65) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to tulip. Pours a crystal clear golden amber with a white head. Aroma is of grassy and citrus hops with an undertone of caramel malts. Taste is very much the same, with the addition of some grapefruit. The malt undertone really comes through in the taste, and balances the hops nicely. The MF is smooth and clean, a very easy drinking beer. Overall this is a great readily available IPA.