Dionysian (39) - Paris, FRANCE - AUG 25, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Just like me in the midst of a wild and crazy round of drunken hopscotch, this beer is HOPPY.
Very crisp, bitter finish. I can understand how past raters have claimed its somewhat acidic, with an almost medicinal quality at times.. but still, a great beer.
Those 70 IBUís hit your palate like a fat girl crashing a tricycle.
buddahmind (39) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
She a beauty! On tap @ Bardenay Boise
for ever! Maybe. Maybe not. Any way the sales donít lie. When this beer is on the rotating IPA handle it sells twice as fast as Bridgeport, Full Sail, Lagunitas, Elysian, Fishtale or Haleís. Stone rules and if you donít agree u r in the minority.
By the way....Great IPA.
mamabeer (39) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle - By far one of the best IPAís around. Fresh, fruity hops aroma that you nose doesnít even need to get near to appreciate. Full beige head over a light golden liquid. Taste has a sweetness in an undertone, but is mostly hops and more hops. Finish is clean with the bitterness one hopes for in a good IPA.
davhix (38) - Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
poured a really nice head into my duvel glass, and the hops aroma knocked my socks off when i took a sniff. lots of citrus hoppiness. very nice finish. really enjoying this one. might need to have another one...
jarndyce (38) - Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2008
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The best beer Iíve had in years. I get it in the 22oz bottle. I savor every drop. Crisp and fresh. Great color. Slight citrus odor.
Zbong (38) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great brew. This is my standard IPA. Easy drinking at a relatively high %. Hops, malts, but they are overbearing this beer can be drank fast.
djc920 (38) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyable floral hops aroma and spicy citrus flavor. Watery compared to the Ruination. I enjoyed it, itís really a good IPA, but I was not impressed quite like the other Stone brews Iíve had.
sbaz040 (38) - phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
it tastes like it was made with love. cant taste the alcohol at all.
strong smell and taste of fruit.
i didnt think it was that bitter.
great on a hot day.
sethatuml (38) - USA - DEC 25, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice, Very clean IPA flavor. not as overpowering flavor-wise as some of the other offerings from Stone Brewing. This IPA has a nice crisp flavor, and it does not linger and burn your mouth like some of the super steriod-laden IPAs created for mere shock value.
mogo (38) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Never been an IPA fan, so I canít say I cared for the hoppy aroma much at all. Nevertheless, I found it very fresh and drinkable.