ElDiablo (24) - - AUG 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
If you’re just starting out on IPA’s, I would suggest Stone. Just the right amount of bitterness and hops. Almost textbook of what a great American IPA should be Nothing too over or under powering. Even more crisp on tap, enjoy!
BARRYBEERBARON (24) - USA - OCT 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap-I live this beer in tap. Really is at the maximum of my hop preference. Very dry yet somehow refreshing. Stone is a great brewer.
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mixer006 (24) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Outstanding ipa, nice colour, crisp bitter finish and the hop aroma lingers. One of the elite.
mililani (24) - - JAN 26, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Stone’s IPA, to me, represents everything wrong with the current beer trend. One day, people will look back at this obsession with hops and realize what a bizarre palate people in this day and age.
That’s not to say hops are bad. No. But, excessive bittering hops, without any counter balance, are. And, Stone IPA, to me, represents that extreme. It comes off with this nasty medicinal bittering taste akin to aspirin. There is also this strong after taste that lingers on the palate for days. I couldn’t get rid of that aspirin like linger on my palate even days after finishing off a Stone multipack. It was just nasty, and I vowed to swear off Stone forever. Contrast this with more floral IPA’s such as Pliny the Elder or Simtra triple IPAs. With these brews, there is a more floral, sweet aroma and taste that finishes very clean and dry. Very little after taste. The predominant use of simcoe and amarillo hops gives those beers their characteristic aromatic hoppy smells and tastes that, I think, isn’t emphasized enough nowadays in the single IPA.
hophound (23) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a great beer. Stone IPA presents with a golden amber color and a slight haze.An obvious hops aroma was present the minute the beer was poured. Despite the vast amount of hops this beer is incredibly well balanced.
SED43 (23) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2004 Sweet hops of toasted lemons. Spicey notes maybe cinnamon. Copper beauty nice amber waves of grain. Thought this would be the 1. Why should l try to fool myself and settle for less. Lovely flavor large flowery bouquet that is hendered by temp. Yet in all still satisfyingly crisp abundent to thirst.
warrenc (23) - Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. a light aroma of sweet, bitter hop. pours a thin white head, semi cloudy gold. flavor of bitter hop, sweet banana. subtle malts and fine hop content for i p a. dry after taste, far from overpowering , as some over hopped i p a ’s can be. this is a fine i p a, but not a ’99 ’ for me.
Sabrinic (23) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear golden amber color with a slight light cream frothy head. An easy to drink IPA that is not complex and has a great flavor. Strong hops which give you a tasty dry bitterness.
josefiak (23) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent IPA that delivers everything you want in a good beer. Bitter but well balanced, this beer is worthy of being in the regular rotation for certain. If you haven’t tried this beauty yet do yourself a favor and grab some.
stevetheman717 (23) - seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick head. Crisp taste with no overly hoppy after taste. Great floral aroma.
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