rowefam3 (70) - kendallville, Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2008
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This has to be the most overated beer I have ever tasted. Almost no aroma. Looks not much different from a Bud. No body to speak of. Just some late bitterness. Thatís all. Iím thinking that people must really love the bottle or thay havnít had many other choices.
JW32Hoops (70) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz poured into a pint glass. Color is a beautiful translucent light copper with an unassuming off white head. Hits the palate as if it were my tastebud g-spot, just hard enough. Piney with some subtle herbal and even more subtle citrius hops. Aftertaste is hops with just the right amount of bitterness. Aroma is slightly floral piney hops with a dash of hops. Hops.
What can you say that hasnít already been said about Stone IPA, the king, the quintessential IPA, the baseline standard by which all other IPAís are to be judged. I am a complete and total IPA addict and it was Stone that irst got me into IPAís when I moved to California. Since then, Iíve broadened my IPA horizons and my palate is a bit more mature. Still, you can never go wrong with Stone IPA. So simple, but maybe that is what makes it great. When I think of hops, I think of Stone. When I think IPA, I think of Stone.
Ratpatrol1019 (70) - Palm desert, California, USA - JUN 9, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had after pale 2.0 and thank god for that. Wonderful floral and pine aroma. Crystal clear. Clean fresh hoppy taste very floral. Excellent, do not mess with something that works Stone! This is great beer.
ipabr (70) - Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very hoppy taste and aroma, citrus dank oranges. Flowery. Just not my thing
NateBarnett (69) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is caramel, grapefruit and general citrus. Well balanced sweet and bitter flavors. Wish I had paid more attention, but knew it was a fantastic IPA at the first sip.
Khaggerty118 (69) - Olney, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. I consider myself relatively new to craft beer and thought that dogfish head IPAs were the undisputed IPA champs. This beer is damn good. Pours a nice pale amber color. STINKS of citrus and hops. You can taste amazing citrusy lemon as soon as you take it into your mouth (giggity). One of the best upset it took me so long to try this
ojclark (69) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 26, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Initial strong aroma of hops that settled down to a more subtle hop aroma after a minute. Poured with a golden color, and a frothy head that was still a half inch thick a few minutes after pouring. Very well-balanced flavor with a mellow hop bitterness and a good amount of hop flavor that melded very well with the malt backbone. Rich mouthfeel that felt almost creamy from the fine carbonation. The beer coated the mouth for several seconds after each sip. This evolved into a pleasantly ligering aftertaste that was a good mix of bitterness and hop flavor. This is an excellent, well-crafted beer.
darkstar (69) - Eureka, Missouri, USA - MAY 15, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Received courtesy of my friend Sal Paradise from hawkeyenation.com This is heaven. Perfect IPA. Two Hearted Ale is the best I can get around here, but this is better. Floral scent. Grapefruit and pine. Wish I could get this all the time here in St. Louis.
PhysZac (69) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at MacNivenís. Waitress poured and snuck down the side, so no head. Perfect golden body with perfect white lacing. Smelled very intense but not overwhelming. Lots of orange grapefruit and some pine. Excellent flavor with orange again present. Good bitterness lingers a moderate time and is very well balanced. Thin bodied, but not watery. A little soft, but not fizzy. Very good.
patrick820 (69) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - OCT 30, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours orangish, with fluffy head, that falls to a small lasting head, oroma is citrus and pine hops, the flavor is also citrus and pine, with some maltyiness, this is a really good IPA, its not as intense as others, but that can be a good thing