mtnw (63) - POLAND - AUG 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Golden with white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma, grassy, pine. Taste of citric fruits, little caramel, malty. Medium body and carbonation. Great, balanced IPA.
Oly (62) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2014 Grapefruit and resin in the aroma. The pine and resin come through in the taste, with the bitter grapefruit bringing up in the rear. The perfect amount of malt balance. Just a fantastic IPA.
rabidbarfly (62) - London, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2009
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma, pure hops. loving it! Bitter hop, alcohol, some fennel and slightly nutty in the aftertaste but fantastic warmth comes through at the end.
Sticks on the palate for a great while afterward.
GrungyBob (62) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Pours a hazy amber with soft effervescent head. Lots of bubbles causes nice lacing. Aroma, Soft hops citrus and spruce. Taste, is mild with pine and spruce and grapefruit aftertaste - some bitterness with dry finish. The hop flavor lingers but never produces the tongue tingle. Its a solid beer but not great
calivania (62) - USA - MAR 26, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2004 I agree with all those seduced by the smell of this beer: like a summerdress in a field of cornflowers! The appearence is less inspiring, a kind of taco-shell yellow with a sudsy head. The texture is so pleasingly velvet and the flavor kind of reminds me of waffles and oranges. I expect the hops to be overwhelming, given the reputation of Stone, but they are not: generous and fresh and fruity but not overwhelming. Gentlemen, nits can be picked here, but lets face it, this is one of Southern California's most important beers, a very complicated refreshing and exciting beer that surprises with every sip.
steelers37 (62) - little ferry, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
almost bronze in color with floral hops on the nose.all hops first piney then fruity nice long finish
BeNobleDark (62) - Allendale, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2007
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastic IPA! Probably the best standard IPA I’ve had to date. Fantastic aroma, pour, and color! This IPA has everything you could ever want - a fantastic balance, firm hops, yet noticable citrus hops that will entrance your mouth until the very last drop!
zethca (62) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy gold with a generous solid head. Aroma is grassy, citrus, hoppy. Strong floral hop taste with a nice bitter finish. A great IPA I’ll keep coming back to.
mnovacanes (61) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2009 Appearance: slight haze; good IPA color; huge fluffy off-white head that never goes away
Aroma: Very nice but somewhat closed aroma--but its very nice! just the right amount of malt in the background
Flavor: Very good flavor profile echoing the very nice nose; however, I might like some more intensity; seems a little restrained; that said, it is very well balanced
Mouthfeel: Tremendous! One of the best parts to the beer; smooth, suave, well-balanced
slsenior (61) - - AUG 11, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had to drop the overall rating from 19 to 18 cause I couldn’t put this one over Dogfish Head; though this one is as close as they come. Great, smooth, hoppy beer, just not quite as complex as the previously mentioned.