Chapter7 (7) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 9, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
An attractive looking hazey orange beer with quickly dissipating white froth. Brilliant nose of brewery air, fresh picked hops, pine, grapefruit, and apricot. Balanced yet bitterly hoppy with enough malt sweetness to successfully bring out the complex flavors of the hops. Finish is crisp and superbly fresh tasting. Certainly an I.P.A. to look up to.
craemac (7) - Alabama, USA - DEC 8, 2010 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Excellent, excellent IPA. medium bitterness, medium sweetness, lively, bitter, full body, resin, spruce, golden, hazy, sparkling, white foam, frothy,
edognight (7) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This stuff is straight AMAZING! Fruity aroma, smells like 5:00 on a Friday after a long week. Smells citrus, fruit, tart. Looks like beer. Blah, Blah.
The flavor is citrus, buttery, goes down like gravy. Peppery bitter with a pleasant aftertaste. Full malty body that is truly staggering in complexity. It’s like a fruity, hoppy, bitter milkshake. (does that even sound good?) Very Very good.
eringel2 (7) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
While this is good...it does not deserve the 100 points rating for a single IPA. I got it fresh from the brewery and, while it is a good beer, there is much to be desired. Its dry hops create a good bitterness and the malt is sufficient but there is not enough of either to consider it a great beer. The balance is good but both could be stronger for the style.
andrewpbennett (7) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent IPA. Piney aroma with a hint of sweetness. Medium bodied with a long finish. A very hoppy IPA.
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.
hiphoppy (6) - USA - APR 7, 2006 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 12oz bottle .nice pour. . light sweet citrus tatse.. very drinkable. soft bitterness at the end.