dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2003 My wife was about to kill me for ordering these. Not available in Illinois, so I had six of them shipped from California and it was worth every penny. If you like IPA's, this is excellent. The aroma makes you want to stick your face into the glass until you run out of air. The flavor is very hoppy but also easily drinkable. Dogfish head 90 minute IPA is the only beer I've had with more hop flavor but not near the aroma or smoothness of this one. This is near perfect.
Just picked up a keg of this stuff. Not as hoppy as my first impression, but a great overall beer.
nimrod (73) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Poured a clear bronze with a nice head and visible lacing. Very floral and citrus aromas that continues into the palate along with piney flavor. This is a very medium bodied IPA with a very smooth upfront taste that finishes with the classic bitterness. This is one of the most unique IPA’s I have tried and is very drinkable.
gbdub (73) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stone IPA – Cloudy amber-gold pour with nice white head. Nose is all fruity, citrusy, piney floral hoppiness, with a deep character - I rather like the "cold steel" comment below - there’s that sort of clean robustness to it. Good medium body that suits the style. The hops dominate the flavor, as you would expect in a good IPA. Strong, crisp bitterness that finishes very dry and lingers for a long time on the palate. But there’s just enough sweetness to keep it balanced. Very assertive, and a great beer.
enginaaron (73) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale orange in appearance, excellent fruity and slightly malty flavor. Mildly hopped (to my San Diego-style IPA taste buds). Mildly sharp taste on the palate. Overall a great beer; goes down well and is extremely easy to drink.
hoppyhampy (73) - , California, USA - APR 22, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Best by date is 5/5/11. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with two fingers of frothy foam and moderate carbonation. Nice lacing. Nose is lovely. Elegantly hoppy and bitter. Nice, playfully fresh hops with just a slight hint of malt. Mouthfeel is light and smooth. Lively carbonation. Palate is all hops dancing on the tongue. Not super resiny. Just resiny enough to give the finish a long and pleasing bitterness. The hop flavors are so light, they have a more floral quality than you find in most IPAs. This continues to be one of my favorite expressions of the style.
firedog23 (73) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was my first IPA that truly had me hooked. It is a solid beer that is great in whatever method you drink it in or from. Nice golden/amber color with a big hoppy nose. Slightly sweet but it is all about the hops. Not all that boozy flavored that some IPA’s can be but just hits the spot. In the end, it is a great beer for the style!
CelticJohnny (73) - New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured into tulip. Really nice golden color with a white finger of head. Smells citrusy and earthy. The taste was well executed! Bitter, earthy hops which end dry with a slight sweetness and citrus explosion! Medium and crisp! One of my favorites! Something not so rare but worth to drink!
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Tyler*Durden (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange colour with a generous, lasting head. This hoppy IPA is really good...floral nose with hops and fruit taste and good bitter finish. Definitely a superior IPA.
LDawg (72) - Rockport, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
19apr06 one bottle for $3. Great taste. Great aroma. I like the bottle too, so great marketing. Grassy and alcohol. Just wish I could get six packs without paying so much for it. Of course, sometimes when you wanna drink good beer, you’re gonna pay up for it. oh well.
BeerBlitz (72) - Roslyn, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Exactly what I look for in an IPA. Refreshing, very drinkable, and no overpowering bitterness like a lot of double/imperial IPAs. Aroma is citrusy, with a hint of mint. Color is pure gold and clear. Very white moderate head. Citrus very noticeable in the taste. Slight soapiness in the finish. I hope to "borrow" many more from my brother.