tbissell99 (6) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2002 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
snowdog (6) - USA - JUL 19, 2003 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stone Brewing has yet to fail to impress me. This is probably the best IPA that I have ever had. An in your face kind of hoppiness that you rarely find, even in other IPA's.
Loweeel (6) - USA - FEB 9, 2004 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The best IPA I've tried, and the first I've ever really liked. Beautiful color, although the head didn't last as long as I would have liked. As with most Stone brews, the closer I got to the bottom of the glass, the more I enjoyed it.
omestes (6) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2004 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my favorite beer. The hops, lord this has the best hoppy taste ever, very complicated, multilayered. Head is great.
zweiterlinde (6) - USA - NOV 20, 2006 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good but not outstanding IPA. The aroma is good: hoppy, but not strongly so. The hops dominate the flavor, leading to a crisp finish. The greatest weakness is that it seems rather thin up front; malt richness not present. A little more malt would greatly improve this beer.
redbeard (6) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2007 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hops and sweet citrus aroma. Flavor is crisp, whispering apples and oranges, moderately acidic with just enough hops punch. Nice creamy, assertive texture. Highly drinkable.
adam7679 (6) - Ringgold, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2007 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one of my all time favorite IPA’s. My only other favorite is DFH 90 minute. I love a robust IPA. This beer is hoppy, but not overly hopped like some cheap IPA’s. The aroma, and the head are perfect for a beer like this. Stone certainly lives up to its reputation.
kagent777 (6) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2010 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle obtained during travels to S. Lake Tahoe.
Poured into a goblet. One finger wide head settles to a thin film over a hazy light golden beer.
Smell: Light solvent alcohol, pine, and citrus. My nose is not good enough yet to distinguish which ones. Not as potent as the ruination I had a few days ago.
Taste: Just as an IPA should be, this one is hoppy but also balanced with the malts. The balance is very good. The finish is longish with the carbonation perfect, not too fizzy
Mouthfeel: This one is probably a great example of how an IPA should feel. The body is not too heavy, and combined with the flavors, makes for a very tasty beverage.
Drinkability: If I could get these on a regular basis, I would. This is a very good IPA.
bittersbetter (6) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 15, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What an IPA should taste like, this beer is bitter yet still drinkable. Hops and bitterness throughout with a bitter/dry after-taste that coats the back of the tongue and throat. Great representation of an IPA, one of my favorites.
dasquared (6) - USA - JUN 20, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is definitively hoppy with citrus and slight pine. Head is thin but moderately stable with good lacing. Solid amber color with slight haziness. Feel is slightly dry, and flavors start with the citrus and a bit of pine followed by a citrus (orange rather than grapefruit despite the aroma notes) with a dry, pleasantly bitter finish. Will order anytime...