verbivore (12) - Sunset Valley, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Way hoppy, nicely bitter, pours a tad cloudy. A good beer to teach that Budweiser swiller what a beer should be.
Chupa LaHomebrew (12) - Gahanna, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another score for stone brewing company. This heavily hopped american IPA is a beauty. Copper/bronze and clear with vivacoius bubbles and average head with a gorgeous hop aroma. As an IPA lover and hophead I appreciate the somewhat overtly hopped nature of the beer. It is certainly a little out of balance in favor of the hops though. The malt is just there like a backdrop, a canvas for Lee Chase's bitter palate of warrior, centennial, and whatever else he has hiding in there. I could buy a six-pack of this and drink two a night after work and be happy.
swanny22 (12) - Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First and foremost I am usually not a IPA fan, I prefer darker beers. But this is quite a well made beer. Very Very Hoppy with a lot of flavor in it. A little bit of bitterness and a fruity flavor but overall a good beer. This is my first Stone Bewing Beer so I look forward to trying the rest of the line-up
YuckFouBrew (12) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours slightly hazy,, with rich golden color. Impressive citrus flavors with a moderate, yet smooth, bitter finish. This is a very dry beer without almost no sweet taste. An excellent beer.
LiquidLotus (12) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my all time favorites. Golden color, substantial head when properly poured. Love the big grapefruit nose! Awesome citrus, crisp taste. Dangerously chugable. HOPS! Mmmmm
Elmowl (12) - Annandale, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hazy golden color with hoppy resinous aroma. Crisp. Floral honey bitterness lasts on the tongue. Near perfect IPA and one of my favorites. This one is all about the hops.
trufflepig (12) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2008
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
As close to a perfect American IPA as I’ve ever tasted (being a hop head). Grapefruit / citrus hop aroma (Simcoe Hop) and nice bitterness - nice body, full flavor, touches of malt and nice lasting head. My only criticism is it needs a little more hops - but that comes in the Stone Ruination IPA. A beautiful thing.
apkerga (11) - Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A hop heavy beer with a strong pine scent along with definate citrus, most prominently orange. Poured a murky dark orange and respectable bitterness that evolved into an outstanding finish flavor and mouth feel
Jajoro (11) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 31, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I find this to be one of the premier American IPA’s. The floral aroma and smooth hoppy finish is what all IPA’s should want to achieve. It is very crisp and clean. Kudos!
Chief (11) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Once poured, you notice the mysterious dense head, slightly misty golden orange colour. One of the first IPA's I have seriously sampled to date and yet still remains my favourite. Starts with a strong crisp and complexed, hop to floral flavour with a pronounced finish. It is a medley of liquid love in a bottle. I am throwing my first wife out for this beer!