micheller (14) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2003
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the best hoppiest beer you will ever find. Thanks HH. This is truly a good beer. Long live hops :-)
flyindog (14) - USA - APR 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best IPAs Iíve ever had!!!
Not overpoweringly hoppy, just the right amount of hops for this type of beer. also gets you drunk right quick lol.
hopheadjohn (14) - Manasquan, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2006
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Outstanding IPA. Pours a orange(ish) coppery gold color. Not much of a noticable nose. Floral citrus flavor goes a long way. Somwhat sweet, but tart hoppy finish is memorable. A Home Run.
maverick5623 (14) - santa barbara, California, USA - JAN 25, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
IPA with a maltee maltee comparison to other nonmalt IPAs out there, defiante dimmension, not tooo bitter as well nioce good IPA creeemeee mouthfeel
doormouse (14) - Hastings on Hudson, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft, amber pour with a nice white head. Smells of pine, hops, and a little sweetness. Taste was surprisingly mellow, not as hoppy as they would have you believe. Nice mellow flavor, easy drinking beer. A fine I.P.A. that doesnít kill you with the hops.
FrigidRoses (14) - USA - JUL 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2009 Beautiful golden brew with tons of lacing. Hoppy with a dry bitter ending. Not overly carbonated making it easy to have a few of these in an evening. Not my favorite IPA but one of the better ones.
eyelovebeer (14) - Alabama, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Was EXTREMELY fresh. Almost an ammonia-cat piss smell and taste to the hops. Can say that it could stand to calm down for a couple weeks. Still not bad at all
adayale (14) - Texas, USA - APR 14, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2011 Stone India Pale Ale: Drank out of a tumbler
Pour: The color comes out to be a pretty nice yellow/orange. The beer forms a massive head, somewhere around 4 fingers, that is pretty much white in color and lingers for awhile. It looks like there is a nice creamy top to the head with larger bubbles around the sides.
Aroma: I absolutely love the aroma of this beer. Orange and citrus are the most prominent smells I get, along with some pine characteristics. The smell of hops really provides a backbone to the aroma but still the star is the citrus. The smell just leaves my mouth watering in anticipation.
First Taste: You actually donít get as a much citrus taste in it as I would have expected from the aroma. You definitely still do get those nice citrus notes in the taste but what you really notice is the hops, which is indicative of an ipa. Itís like the citrus has its time in the spot light for the preshow then the hops get to shine in the main event. Itís definitely a great well balanced taste but really doesnít have the same punch behind it like I was expecting it to, which I sort of enjoy that fact. If you are a real big hop head then you might think this beer needs a bit more of a wallop but I enjoy the nice balance. The finish is a little bread like with just a tiny bit of deep bitterness that doesnít last too long. I very refreshing and thirst quenching drink.
Overall I did enjoy this beer a lot and am now looking forward to its brother the ruination. A nice Ipa from the guys (and gals?) at the Stone brewing company.
Wakerider44 (14) - Richmond Heights, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden color. Medium body head. Fruity aroma with a strong finish. A mist try.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iSomething
Bambalanz (14) - temecula, California, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good hoppy scent with the proper IPA color when poured. A nice fluffy white head that dissipates a little quickly. It smells nice and piney. It is very balanced between the hops and the malts that back it up. My only beef is the hops flavor lingers a bit longer than I would like. But... so far I havenít found an IPA that is better at the same reasonable price. A good drinkable beer.