ghorsche (48) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 26, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Poured cloudy honey gold into a tulip with a medium, rapidly diminishing off-white head. Not much lacing and could stand to be less cloudy (though the cloudiness can probably be attributed to refrigeration--this bottle is ~40 degrees F). Nose is wonderfully crisp with citrus and floral notes, some sweetness. Perfect IPA aroma. Flavor is initially bitter with some butterscotch, quickly develops into hoppy pine and floral notes with a little citrus. Caramel malts become apparent shortly afterward. Really excellent balance (Iím surprised given Stoneís penchant for overhopping). Finish is medium-short, bitter and sweet. Bitterness sticks around maybe just a touch longer than I would like. Medium body on the palate, very smooth with light carbonation. Quite crisp. Perfect mouthfeel for an IPA. For 8 bucks a 6-pack I plan to fill my fridge and drink this with every meal!
Beerio (48) - USA - DEC 27, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a fuckin bottle into a goddam tulip glass. Pours a hazy gold with more than a cunt hair of head. Tons of fuckin pine and citrus in the nose. Actually, it smells faintly fuckin resinous, almost like good "kind bud". This IPA has a delicious blend of hops with some really fuckin good citrus undertones. Good mothefucking lacing too. Malts seem to have "got the fuck out of town" on this brew. Perfect carbonation makes this very refreshing, and the finish is fuckin long, smooth, and almost hot. Not a trace of an undesirable bitter aftertaste...But fuck all these descriptive adjectives...It is almost fuckin perfect. FUCK YEAH!
ealdent (48) - Cumming, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not as complex and balanced as Bellís Two-hearted, but quite delicious and hoppy. Doesnít bog you down like some IPAs, so you donít have to stop at six.
hamsterglory (48) - Bryan, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
the only thing that could make stone IPA better is if it were stone ruination IPA. hazy, newly minted penny colors indicate a huge dry-hopped flavor. aroma suggests grapefruits, grapefruits and more grapefruits - should i bring cottage cheese along for this one? bodaciously large hop flavors light up the sides of my tongue like broadway marquee signs. this is a showcase, full cast performance beer. every ingredient is in place and ready to perform. even the aftertaste lingers a bitterly citrus reminder of a great experience on the tongue. i love this beer. i would love it more had i never tasted the ruination IPA - comparing brothers: an obviously forgiveless sin.
boydmarq (48) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Pours clear with bright, white head. Hoppy, hoppy aroma. Just an amazing IPA
Kcwildcat98 (47) - - SEP 1, 2012
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice golden color. Has a strong after hoppy taste that last awhile,but as a hop head I enjoy that.
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Tommynh (47) - - JUN 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Straight from the fridge to a large Sam Adams glass. Pours a nice golden color with a very nice hop scent and great hop taste. They say it's dry hopped for a couple weeks and it gives a great taste. Nice beer, nice aftertaste, a great beer.
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jkoch (47) - USA - JUL 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours an orangeish gold with a decent head. Citrus and piney aroma. Flavor is not well-balanced though. All I taste is the hops, with a very bitter finish. This beer is very highly rated though, so I will have to give it another try.
123456green (46) - houston, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2004 big on hops, somewhat cloudy but rich and full of rich malty flavors. could use a little more hops in the aftertaste area. Nice smooth finish, as it warms becomes somewhat rich and full body. Very good beer to have stocked in the box.
lordwunjo (46) - California, USA - APR 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
HOPS!! This beer is full of it, the flavor of the hops is almost overwhelming, but very tasty. Donít drink too much or youíll be sorry!