PhysZac (69) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at MacNivenís. Waitress poured and snuck down the side, so no head. Perfect golden body with perfect white lacing. Smelled very intense but not overwhelming. Lots of orange grapefruit and some pine. Excellent flavor with orange again present. Good bitterness lingers a moderate time and is very well balanced. Thin bodied, but not watery. A little soft, but not fizzy. Very good.
NateBarnett (69) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is caramel, grapefruit and general citrus. Well balanced sweet and bitter flavors. Wish I had paid more attention, but knew it was a fantastic IPA at the first sip.
Khaggerty118 (69) - Olney, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. I consider myself relatively new to craft beer and thought that dogfish head IPAs were the undisputed IPA champs. This beer is damn good. Pours a nice pale amber color. STINKS of citrus and hops. You can taste amazing citrusy lemon as soon as you take it into your mouth (giggity). One of the best upset it took me so long to try this
nihar (68) - Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark golden colored beer that gives off plenty of aroma of flowers and hops.. tastes spicy and bitter with a biting flavor that ends with notes of citrus...
beezz86 (68) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Poured a clear, yellow/orange color with a long lasting, white head. Hoppy aroma with slight citrus and floral scents. Light body with a thin, slightly oily texture. I truely enjoyed this beer and would definately recommend it to others and drink again. I enjoyed the very slight citrus flavor and was very pleased with the just the second Stone beer that I have tried. This beer gets better with every swallow.
ucsbdude (68) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - MAY 11, 2002
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is my favortie IPA that Iíve tried.You must get it on draft to do it justice.
Oristo (67) - Orinda, California, USA - DEC 17, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great pour: head and lacing is great. Very clear bronze with light carbonation visible. The aroma is good but surprisingly light given the strength of flavor. Rich and complex flavor leading to a long and changing finish.
weisinator (67) - USA - SEP 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tastebuds got smacked up by this one. It was a bit too bitter for me, and I seriously didnít realize this was 6.9% ABV when I had it off the tap.
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.