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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Willsaar (23) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent example of a massed produced, but very high quality IPA. Definitely one of my favorite IPAs out there. The aroma after the initial pour is excellent, though I did not have proper glassware(might be even better with a good glass), it pours a beautiful golden honey color. Lots of hoppy aroma before your first sip. Taste is very complex, lots citrus fruity notes, an initial sweetness which turns slightly bitter and then all biter after taste (but in a very good way). I paired this with a spicy Chinese dish. But then kept drinking it long after I finished the dinner. Iíll definitely choose this IPA again!
DrunkenLooser (22) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I prefer the Ruination, but this is quite excellent. Decent hop flavor. Expensive in my area though.
LJBrewing (22) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 15, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a good american IPA. The aroma is very nice and I love the orange-tint to color. It just looks like it will taste good. A funny thing on my first bottle, I could have sworn a slight diacetyl flavor(butterscotch) in the background. I tried the second bottle (which is what I am rating today) and it was not there?? Maybe a faulty batch on the first one? Otherwise this is a good IPA from Stone who usually mucks up beers with bravado and stupidity (see ruination and arrogant bastard ales)
beanwiggin (22) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
nice taste and a great finish! this stone is exceptional for all occasions and may be a reasonable substitute for those picnic days when everyone else is drinking, dare i say, light beers.
JasonBMoore (22) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful golden ale with a big, rocky white head and light aroma of perfumy, orange hops. Sparkling dry flavor, strong carbonation and loaded with hops. Finish was short and somewhat tart. The 6.9% ABV is masked quite nicely. An excellent IPA, I like it even more than the Arrogant Bastard.
NextBestThing (22) - Westtown, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear brilliant orange with zero sediment. Medium head. Citrus hops with possibly the best finish on any IPA out there, at least any I have ever have ever tried. Beautifully, actually perfectly, blended IPA with just enough malt backbone to distinguish it from unnecessarily overhopped brews. I love this stuff. Glad it’s so easy to find. Bravo.
Title_10 (22) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. If you like hops and thats all you like, than this is the beer for you. Itís a very nice golden color with heavy white head that lasts. The aroma and taste is nothing but hops and pine. Very true to the cascade hops, however, it lacks on the complexity of the taste. While I love hops, there still needs to be some undertones of citrus which Iím not getting at all. Not overwhelmingly bitter, but what you could expect at 70 BIUís. Overall, a very good cascade hops IPA and definitely worth trying.
PintPiner (22) - Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1" pure white thick head that lasts for ever with very thick lacing, that lasted at the top of the glass when the glass was empty. Crystal clear golden-ornage color. Citrus, particularily orange, and pine aroma. Lots of hop flavor with a good malt backbone. Medium-light mouthfeel with good carbonation, nice bitter bite on the back and outside of my tongue. I like this beer a lot though its not my favorite IPA.
ink3dm0m (22) - Missouri, USA - APR 27, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beer like this one is turning me into an IPA loving gal. No cat piss smell - tart and yummy!