rapkungen (19) - USA - JUN 25, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great IPA! Medium head. Very pronounced aroma of hop, one of the best aromas ever. Excellent balance of bitter and dry flavors. One of the best colored beers I have ever seen, only the premium Belgium beers do better.
lowner (19) - astoria, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smooth, perfectly floral, a beautiful color, and tasty beyond belief. The perfect IPA.
mobrew (19) - Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Loved the hop to malt ratio, great color and finish was average to long and with the hops they use, it was great
sixpackcharley (19) - barclay, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! A love of hops is obviously the origin of this delightful brew. Sweet and full with a hint of pine or maybe alcohol. Clear, deceiving color does not alert you to the secrets locked inside the glass. There is a space on the cooler shelf from now on for my new favorite.
punkpie (19) - Covina, California, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice Amber color. Smells of hops... tastes of hops... yummy! Hop Hop Iím a bunny! A happy Bunny.
sweetnlow (19) - Hudson, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A strong floral taste and aroma, not too hoppy. A sort of Gewurztraminer beer. Very attractive color. $4.50 for 22 oz means itís not an everyday brew for me, but I would serve it to guests.
estarrio (19) - Rhode Island, USA - JUL 26, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a cloudy copper/straw color. Medium white frothy head dispersed quickly, leaving a persistent lacing. Aroma is pure malt, mingled with hoppy goodness. Iím an IPA fanatic and after a recent string of Belgium samplings, this was a nice homecoming. Stone IPA has a big pine/hop taste that balances well with a sweet malt and citrusy fruit flavor. This leaves only a slight bitter aftertaste when compared to the Arrogant Bastard and the Ruination IPA. This isnít the "death by hops" experience many IPA fanatics drool over but it is an excellent IPA to be enjoyed by both fanatics and neophytes to the style.
BakerStMuse (19) - USA - DEC 9, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
great hops, fruity, smooth, sumptuous aroma. as near perfect a representation as i can conceive of what is becoming one of my favorite styles (IPA)
verstellung77 (19) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2008 22oz. bottle served 46F in snifter. Hazy tawny port in colour. Strong but very pleasant hop aroma with an abundance of fresh mown hay. Hop notes lingered for minutesÖ.until my tongue begged for another fix... but, that eventually washed out to white noise. No malt flavor to mention. I enjoy the aroma much more than the taste. Thank you andyhite.
CCGodwin (19) - Hollywood, California, USA - FEB 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a golden copper color with a nice size head. Nice aroma of hops, floral. Nice hop flavor. Bitter in the right way, with a clean dry finish. Quite good.