sisyphus12 (99) - Belmont, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2006
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow! This beer is unreasonably hoppy. It pours from its bomber and creates a modest head. Even before it touches your lips you are aware of ridiculous amounts of hops and citrus assaulting the palate as you bring it to your lips. Strong but a well-balanced body that is lively with a bitter finish. This is an excellent beer that is for anyone who appreciates hops.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bomber: pours light amber color with beautiful inch of white head. Aroma is full of hoppy glory: earthy, citrussy (grapefruit mostly), little pine. Flavors come through just like aroma with touches of carmel malt. As the beer warms it continues to grow in earthy flavors with crisp citrus in the initial tastes. mouthfeel is medium and quite oily. This is my favorite Impy IPA thus far. If youíre a hop head find a bottle of this you wonít regret it. Hats off to stone once again
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 19, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bomber , light amber pour ,thick white head ,good lacing. Aroma of hops and a touch of citrus. Hops dominate the flavor, maybe a touch of malt comes through at the end . Balanced and bitter , but not so bitter it " ruins" it . Hopheads rejoice it doesnt get much better .
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite IIPAs! Pours a nice orange hue with a white head that stays small but leaves nice lacing. Aroma is full of hops, pine, citrusy aromas. Flavor is hops all the way. A nice bitterness to start with that is smoothed out at the end. Another excellent Stone brew!
IrishBoy (4063) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 18, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice very hoppy aroma with mixed fruits and a citrus accent; Very slightly hazy pale orange color, with a small white head; Balanced hoppy flavor, nice and hoppy with medium bitterness. Excellent IPA
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2007 Absolutetly one of the best IPAs around. Piney, Citrusy, delicious. For all the hops, this one maintains quite a nice balance. 22 oz. bottle is perfect for a nice dinner
HDane (82) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2006 Part of my program to indoctrination myself in the ways of the hop head. Pours an amber orange with a bit of a thick, foaming white head. Aroma is HOPS, grapefruit, orange, grapes, and an overall sweetness. Flavor is bitter, with hops, and grapefruit coming through after the initial bitterness. Hops and bitterness rule the day with this one. As it warms the bitterness mellows out and it becomes much more drinkable. Definitely an excellent beer - Iím trying to rate it impartially, as itís not my normal style.
DCJack (181) - Alabama, USA - JUL 18, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
all reviewers should be shut down except Pigfoot:
"Beautiful, bright orange color...fine, 1/2", bubbly head. Aroma: Big, bad, gorgeous hoppiness, fruit aplenty, some grapefruit, yeah, but peach, orange, tangerine, non-stop, glorious hops...so sweet, so utterly pleasant, abundantly delightful. Bright, luscious, lively...all bow in honor of the almightiness of humulus lupus! Shall we sip? Do we dare? Full force of hops on the palate, a devastating wave of hops across the palate up, over, around, about, and above the senses! Dominant to say the least, absolutely overpowering and spreading nothing but delight to those of us hopheads who revel in the luxury of an immersion of such bitter, tasty delights! Each time you put down the glass, and finish your gulp, the flavor subsides on the palate, resides fully in the senses, and you eye that glass and are eager for more. You donít need it, for the flavor has never left your senses, but it tempts, it teases....like the label says, it ruins you for anything of weaker flavor, and why would you ever want that, anyway? Fantastically delicious, this super-hopped ale, one Iíd return to as often as I could, when fortune provides. This is the IPA that should be the emblem, the acme, the standard any ultra-hoppy IPA should strive for!"
rmuller (7) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2006 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice orange/amber pour with about 1 finger of head. Strong hoppy scent.. and a bitter hoppy flavor. Overall an excellent beer. 750ml bottle.
jpclotfelter (3) - USA - JUL 17, 2006 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
They say this beer isnít for the faint of heart and they arenít kidding. This may be the quintisential beer for those people that love hops. It is certainly bitter without being overpowering or out of balance.