Doctormirk (100) - USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2007 Bottled and tap @ the Brewery. Smells hoppy and lemon grassy. Apearance is of a rich apple cider or juice. Tastes grassy, and of grapefruit. Lasting hop flavor.
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - OCT 17, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hoppy, floral aroma, very pleasant. Golden color, white head. Lots of hops, nice and bitter, and plenty satisfying, but just enough malt flavor to offset the hops, making it very drinkable. More hops in the aftertaste, and I want an IPA to remind me what it tasted like well after the fact. I think the extra hops and alcohol in the Ruination makes this beerís big brother the better of the two, but this beer is every bit as good. I could drink this every day for the rest of my life and be completely satisfied, I thank my local supermarket for being well stocked with bombers of this.
Beerbuddha (100) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JUL 7, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer poured a golden, coppery straw color with a huge white rocky head. The smell was great! Nice typical hoppiness smells such as citrus nd pine. The taste was wonderful as well with a nice maltiness in the front followed by a proper bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel was thick. Nice heavy body with medium carbonation. Overall incredible. Stone Brewing is one of the best breweries out there. Enough said.
iNBe (100) - USA - SEP 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I know IPA fanboys will hate me for this, but I really didnít care for this one.
emarkd (100) - Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love this stuff! Great citrus/bitter flavors but nicely balanced. Very good.
ChrisFields (99) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours more golden than copper with a nice rocky head. Aroma is hoppy citrus. Has a nice malty undertone with your standard grapefruit WC hop flavor. Bitterness is pretty high for a non-imperial IPA. Overall, good. Like most of Stoneís offerings.
brocker (99) - Salina, Utah, USA - MAR 22, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Chock full of hops. Strong hop/floral aroma. I have never been a fan of I.P.A.ís Too bitter for my taste.
Personally, this stuff made me choke.
It looks really inviting., but it tastes bad.
A good friend of mine who is an I.P.A. drinker thinks this stuff is great.
So, there you go. Donít listen to me.
mhot55 (99) - USA - JUL 29, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
"aroma- citrus, floral, resin. appearance is a little a clear honey color that looks crisp and clean with bubbles bursting to the top. mouthfeel- you get hit with the hops at the beginning, middle and end- yet there isnít an overpowering bitterness- a good strong one with floral and citrus undertones. Malt is present in the middle- minor sweetness, nothing thick or sticky- just a mellow malt presence. This made the body feel a little thin but the hops make up for the malt thinness. Just as ggod at the beginning as the end. Has all the tastes of a good IPA without overpowering the senses- citrus/grapefruit, floral, pine. VERY drinkable "
goldbrew (99) - USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into standard shaker glass. Very piny and fragrant citrusy aroma full of lemon zest notes and Colorado winter skiing. That was the highlight for me though. Taste is smooth but not enough malt balance a la Dogfish 60/90 Minute IPA. Refreshing but a bit standoffish with the finish. Mouth feels cottony and too dry after sips. If you enjoy the bitter hop finish then reach for this. It was fun to enjoy a bottle but I wonít make extra effort to purchase this.
cexshun (99) - Portage, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a crystal clear straw yellow scarily like macro swill. Smallish snow white head clings and leaves massive lacing. Honestly, looks like Miller Lite. Even my wife said "I thought you donít drink that cheap stuff." Nose dominate by citrus and malt. Classic one dimensional IPA aroma. Crisp flavor of grapefruit. Strong bitterness at the finish. Lively mouth feel. High carbonation level is just right for the style. A pretty decent IPA. Ugly as hell, but still very tasty.