SED43 (23) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2004 Sweet hops of toasted lemons. Spicey notes maybe cinnamon. Copper beauty nice amber waves of grain. Thought this would be the 1. Why should l try to fool myself and settle for less. Lovely flavor large flowery bouquet that is hendered by temp. Yet in all still satisfyingly crisp abundent to thirst.
hophound (23) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a great beer. Stone IPA presents with a golden amber color and a slight haze.An obvious hops aroma was present the minute the beer was poured. Despite the vast amount of hops this beer is incredibly well balanced.
warrenc (23) - Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. a light aroma of sweet, bitter hop. pours a thin white head, semi cloudy gold. flavor of bitter hop, sweet banana. subtle malts and fine hop content for i p a. dry after taste, far from overpowering , as some over hopped i p a ’s can be. this is a fine i p a, but not a ’99 ’ for me.
Sabrinic (23) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear golden amber color with a slight light cream frothy head. An easy to drink IPA that is not complex and has a great flavor. Strong hops which give you a tasty dry bitterness.
Title_10 (22) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. If you like hops and thats all you like, than this is the beer for you. It’s a very nice golden color with heavy white head that lasts. The aroma and taste is nothing but hops and pine. Very true to the cascade hops, however, it lacks on the complexity of the taste. While I love hops, there still needs to be some undertones of citrus which I’m not getting at all. Not overwhelmingly bitter, but what you could expect at 70 BIU’s. Overall, a very good cascade hops IPA and definitely worth trying.
DrunkenLooser (22) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I prefer the Ruination, but this is quite excellent. Decent hop flavor. Expensive in my area though.
LJBrewing (22) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 15, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a good american IPA. The aroma is very nice and I love the orange-tint to color. It just looks like it will taste good. A funny thing on my first bottle, I could have sworn a slight diacetyl flavor(butterscotch) in the background. I tried the second bottle (which is what I am rating today) and it was not there?? Maybe a faulty batch on the first one? Otherwise this is a good IPA from Stone who usually mucks up beers with bravado and stupidity (see ruination and arrogant bastard ales)
beanwiggin (22) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
nice taste and a great finish! this stone is exceptional for all occasions and may be a reasonable substitute for those picnic days when everyone else is drinking, dare i say, light beers.
JasonBMoore (22) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful golden ale with a big, rocky white head and light aroma of perfumy, orange hops. Sparkling dry flavor, strong carbonation and loaded with hops. Finish was short and somewhat tart. The 6.9% ABV is masked quite nicely. An excellent IPA, I like it even more than the Arrogant Bastard.
NextBestThing (22) - Westtown, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear brilliant orange with zero sediment. Medium head. Citrus hops with possibly the best finish on any IPA out there, at least any I have ever have ever tried. Beautifully, actually perfectly, blended IPA with just enough malt backbone to distinguish it from unnecessarily overhopped brews. I love this stuff. Glad it’s so easy to find. Bravo.