DANEgerous (96) - Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: gorgeous note of grain an hops, the closest thing you will you get to walking through fields of the stuff.
Appearance: Bright Amber whit head
Taste: Massive hops that slowly mellow out in to the very definition of an IPA, bitter and floral with a more sweet finish
Palate: Substantial in all regards, a nice long finish
Overall: Do you like beer? Yes? Have you found this one? Yes? Why are you not buying it?
phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2015 The floral citrus bouquet in the aroma of this beer is laced with a touch of honey maltiness then the flavor takes over with pine and mango hoppiness balancing a biscuit maltiness. Well balanced finish.
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a honey hue w/nice hoppy aroma & flavor, an IPA worth trying. great bitter taste.
patty26 (95) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2007
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a terrific IPA! Out of a 12oz bottle, the hoppy aroma hits you instantaneously. The taste is very citrusy and extremely hoppy. The hops slam the back of your throat but in a very very good way. I really love this beer.
vonderbrink (95) - Concord, California, USA - SEP 18, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2010 Bottle: Pours golden/light amber with medium size, long lasting white head with decent lacing. Aroma of piney grapefruity hoppy goodness. Medium body, well balanced bitterness. Very drinkable.
jeffhobo (94) - Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark orange/ medium yellow witha head that ends up coating about half of the beer to the bottom of the glass. Aroma is malty, kind of like sticking your nose into a bag of dried malt extract, but it also has that sting of hops there in the background. Taste is malty, but immediately goes to the hops and just lingers there on your tongue, producing an aftertaste of sweet, sweet hop goodness.
45thstbrewer (94) - Conowingo, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stone’s India Pale is excellent. Definitely one of my favorites. If you’re feeling brave enough try Ruination
linkolnlogg (94) - your home, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to shaker (pounder). Pours out a pale gold colour with a light creamy white head with nice lacing. Scent is light earth and sweet floral hops. The hop is abruptly agressive and then quickly subsides to mild sweet hops. Taste is as above- abruptly aggressive hop elements with a grain element additionally intermixed. Mouthfeel is smooth and the finish is amazingly smooth if not a bit quick. A good brew overall but it unfortunately seems a bit short lived and relative to other stone brews slightly lacking in aggression.
QcBeer (94) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Couleur Doré et clair. Arome de banane, poire, et ananas. L’amertume du houblon en bouche et coriace, mais tendre à la fois. Ensemble fruité, dont on ressent les agrumes, le pin et les épices. la finale sèche ressort une bonne amertume. Awesome IPA
martpez (94) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a smooth head. Peppery hops. A lot of flavor but its dryness blocks out any complexity. Would like something a bit more zesty and fruity and maybe have the mice malt tastes shine a little bit brighter. Still a very decent beer. One for the hop heads!