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 you’re 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 there’s 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..It’s a no brainer go to!
Piotr (56) - POLAND - MAY 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2015 Pint in Head of Steam, Durham Uk. Classic IPA, this is how it really should be, although I would expect more from appearance but still great. Very nice start even better finish. The aroma is astonishing, melon, mango, full body perfectly balanced!
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 IPA’s. Everyone must try this beer.
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.
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
BlackMail (55) - Evergreen, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured golden with a white head. The aroma is sweet and hoppy. Taste is crisp and bitter with a hoppy flavor.
specksnreds (55) - USA - JUL 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Balanced, not overly complex and a wonderful drink. Lots of citrus and pine in the nose. Mildly bitter finish. One of my fave IPAs.
JackLanders (55) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2004
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Good fecking Christ! What an IPA. What a beer. Definitely on my top 5 IPAs of all time. So much of everything right in this beer that I don't even know where to begin. It's a benchmark by which to judge all other IPAs.
fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy golden-amber, almost similar to a wheat beer, with a nice 1/2’’ head. Hops are readily present in the aroma, along with slight hints of fruit. The hoppy flavor may appear overwhelming at first, but is nicely balance out with malt for a smooth, crisp finish. Full boddied, crisp, tasty, and well worth a try.