bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a honey hue w/nice hoppy aroma & flavor, an IPA worth trying. great bitter taste.
patty26 (95) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2007
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a terrific IPA! Out of a 12oz bottle, the hoppy aroma hits you instantaneously. The taste is very citrusy and extremely hoppy. The hops slam the back of your throat but in a very very good way. I really love this beer.
vonderbrink (95) - Concord, California, USA - SEP 18, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2010 Bottle: Pours golden/light amber with medium size, long lasting white head with decent lacing. Aroma of piney grapefruity hoppy goodness. Medium body, well balanced bitterness. Very drinkable.
tquest (94) - BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first american ipa, guys you can make some great bitter beers! Tastibg this one after de la senne speciale belge, this one has more bitterness, not too much, great beer!
jeffhobo (94) - Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark orange/ medium yellow witha head that ends up coating about half of the beer to the bottom of the glass. Aroma is malty, kind of like sticking your nose into a bag of dried malt extract, but it also has that sting of hops there in the background. Taste is malty, but immediately goes to the hops and just lingers there on your tongue, producing an aftertaste of sweet, sweet hop goodness.
45thstbrewer (94) - Conowingo, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stoneís India Pale is excellent. Definitely one of my favorites. If youíre feeling brave enough try Ruination
linkolnlogg (94) - your home, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to shaker (pounder). Pours out a pale gold colour with a light creamy white head with nice lacing. Scent is light earth and sweet floral hops. The hop is abruptly agressive and then quickly subsides to mild sweet hops. Taste is as above- abruptly aggressive hop elements with a grain element additionally intermixed. Mouthfeel is smooth and the finish is amazingly smooth if not a bit quick. A good brew overall but it unfortunately seems a bit short lived and relative to other stone brews slightly lacking in aggression.
BrewIPA (93) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice gold with medium head. Wonderful aroma with hints of citrus. Nice malt balance and hops are just right. Leaves nice taste afterwards. One of my favorite IPAs.
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efdejesus (93) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Pours clear golden color with medium white head. Aromas of pine and citrus. Bitter hops present throughout. Hoppy finish. Not much malt for balance detected. Iím overall disappointed with this beer since I was expecting so much based on others Iíve tried from Stone.
DOdubble (92) - UVA, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the 1st beer ive ever had from this brewery, and i will definitely be trying more after this. Yes its bitter, but in a very refreshing way, that makes me want to take another sip every time. Theres also some sweetness to balance it out. Absolutely delicious.