monkeyman (57) - Alabama, USA - AUG 10, 2002
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
A real pretender. Pretty, silk-screened bottle, thatís just about all. Case said bottled in July. However, had classic symptpoms of heat or light damage: caustic bitterness, uneven malt presence. I find this shocking -- We get bottle-conditoned Anchor Liberty out east, and its flat out superb up to 6 months after bottling.
icarus (57) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Top 'o the hop pops up with a piney woods sap smack. Get it Jack? Orange, bitter, very drinkable.
Touche (57) - New York, USA - APR 22, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
10 dollars for a 6 is the only downside but certainly worth the price for this delicious hoppy beer. Refreshing and with a slight bite which leaves the palate searching for more. The bite is not overwhelming, dare I say it is slightly smooth? yes. Iíve enjoyed everything iíve had by stone and this is one of my favorites.
BanjoDude (57) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 22 oz. Bottle into shaker. As soon as I cracked open the bottle the great scent of hops rushed into my nose and I just smiled. It has a great aroma of hops...oh yeah...did I mention hops. The pour released this aroma even more and had a nice two-finger head that leaves a lot of lacing, pours a nice golden amber. The taste is great...well balanced, but hoppy...hard to describe; just taste it. The mouthfeel is great; silky smooth and just damn refreshing. Overall a great IPA, one of the best I have had. 4.3
TheMaha (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stone IPA really hits all the sweet spots that you want in an American Style IPA. Outstanding! I grabbed the 22oz Bomber at a nice $5 but I would recommend grabbing the six at just under $11because youíre going to want more. Pours a tinge under a blood orange color with a light haze and nice bright white head. The first nosing from a tulip was eye opening. There is a lot going on here. Just a hop lovers dream. Fresh hop and sweet grass mix with grapefruit and pineapple and thereís an earthiness that really puts this over the top for me. The carbonation is assertive and delivers all of the hops throughout the palate. Really nice bitterness on the tip of the tongue and the roof of the mouth, juicy and mouthwatering under the tongue and a dry clean finish. The hops bitterness lingers perfectly in the aftertaste. Do yourself a favor keep some of this in the fridge..Itís a no brainer go to!
pfhyde (57) - Davis, California, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is now my standard drinking IPA--it doesnít flag in crispness and potency, and has a proven record of satisfaction over time.
If you want a reliable IPA that wonít lose its appeal over time, hereís a place to stop. Ruiniation is also excellent.
SabreSkull (56) - North Augusta, South Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pillows of foam poured from bomber into tumbler. Spicy, piney, and hoppy aromas follow through with the same type of taste. Plenty of bitter for the IPA fan. A smooth finish and lingering slickness result in a satisfying treat.
heynik1885 (56) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a nice golden color, with a small white head, some lacing on glass. Strong hoppy, flowerey smell, taste is the same, bitterness is perfect, well balanced, very refreshing.
ucfknightscott (56) - Casselberry, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a beautiful amber/orange with a medium white head. A huge aroma of citrusy hops hit the nose as you pour. What a beautiful IPA. Tastes of grapefruit, orange, and a perfect malt presence. A very balanced IPA, not too overwhelming, just right. One of my favorite IPAís. Everyone must try this beer.
framebender (56) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stand on its own IPA with plenty of hoppy yuminness. Great tight thick head with strong hop aroma. Hardly any noticable malt taste but still not over the top in hoppy flavor. Second only to Great Divide Titan IPA