mellowmoose (5) - Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2001 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I can honestly say this is one of the best beers on the planet. The aroma is pure earthiness. The taste is pure nirvana. If I had to choose one beer to drink for the rest of my life, I would chose Stone IPA!
OmEyeGuinness99 (5) - USA - NOV 3, 2002 does not count
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
maxwillis (5) - Prescott, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2003 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
hoppy hoppy hoppy. got love those hops. I wonder if it is some nice casscade hops that give it a citrus flavor. One of my favorite IPA's.
BlondeBush (5) - Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2004 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased this one from the brewery--- they filled my growler right from the tap. Such a fun way to get your beer! Beautiful, reddish-golden ale with a light lacy head. Strong hoppy character as advertised, with excellent balance of flavors. Unique and totally drinkable.
Texans0743 (5) - Sugar Land, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2005 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oh yeah.. this is one hoppy beer. Cool and refreshing the whole time. Not much of a bite though, which I love. The aftertaste is bittersweet, rich with hops. It’s almost a perfumy taste at the very end. Very unusual, but good. Not something I would drink too much of in one sitting, a little too rich for my blood.
Sandyneck (5) - Berne, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2006 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A small head when poured into a pint glass. Excellent aroma. A bit of bite to it when first sipped...possibly due to the carbonation. High citrus and a bit of pine taste. Very drinkable IPA. Overall and excellent IPA, although not as complex in flavor as Dogfish Head.
JinHutto (5) - USA - MAR 25, 2008 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s a good beer. Top 3 not sure. Aroma is what should be expected. I would buy it again
SudzGuru (5) - Anaheim, California, USA - FEB 2, 2009 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice aroma that makes this IPA inviting at first. I was expecting a stronger bite with claim of over 70 IBU’s listed. There was a lingering finish on palate, but not crisp & clean like other West Coast IPA’s.
BBurge (5) - USA - NOV 19, 2010 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stone makes plenty of beers that will let you know what hops tastes like and this is certainly one of them.
usaipa (5) - Kentucky, USA - DEC 19, 2010 does not count
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour: light orange with a white head. body looks a bit thin
Smell: loads of hops, some citrus (maybe lemon?) grassy and floral
Taste: slightly agressive hop flavor up front with some citrus notes. floral grassy notes with a slightly spicy and skunky finish.
One of the better IPA iv had. i still like the ruination version better but overall not bad.