LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iíve been waiting a year and a half to rate this. See, I originally had it in San Diego before i had developed a palate for hops. So I refused to rate it until I had developed the palate. SO, here it is over a year later and courtesy of shag.
Gorgeous orange color with foamy white head. Aromas of orange citrus, small hint of lemon but not enough to brag about, a lot of pine aroma and hops like whoa on the nose. The flavor is kick you in the face with hops, very nice citrus complement, and the pine adds to the bitterness. Very clean finish, not as dry as i remember it from before. an excellent beer.
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
floral nose hops are pretty heavy but blended very well with the sweet taste citrusy taste, a hit of piss in the swallow. this is a pretty dope beer, rob your local liquor store
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2007 22 oz. Bottle. Pours copper with a large off-white head. Aroma of citrus, and loads of piney hops. Flavor is sweet up-front, loads of citrus and hoppy bitterness, but surprisingly not to overwhelming. Good body, damn good IPA.
patrick767 (3827) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2006 bottle - Pours a slightly hazy gold with a moderate head that sticks around awhile and leaves some lacing. The nose, as expected, is dominated by hops, and such a pleasant smelling hops it is. As advertised, this brew lays waste to your palate. The hops slam your taste buds and donít let up in the finish, but surprisingly itís fairly balanced too. This one must have included a big load of malt on top of that huge pile of hops. Of course itís bitter, but itís bitter in the great way that only top quality hops can bring. Give it a try. It might just convert me into a hop head.
slagbag (1) - Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2006 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of those beers that I picked up knowing it was going to be good. It came through with flying colors. There is a great copper tone they got out of the malt. The hops were huge on it. It leaves behind a thick shag carpeting of lime green hops on your tongue. For how loud the hops our the finish of the beer is smooth. It leaves a thick malt taste instead of the citrus burn that you get from some strong IPAs. After taking a second glance, the beer taste darker then copper tones lead you to believe. This is the professional of IPAs.
beerczar69 (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2006
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2006 This beer will blow your mind,i love it.Golden amber and a nice foamy head.Taste fruity and hoppy.Give it a try and i bet you buy it again.Very nice brew.I do not know anybody that has tried this beer and did not fall in love with this stuff.
jdjuice (489) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - APR 6, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours an attractive gold with a rocky, off-white head that makes my mouth water. Aroma is hops. Just hops. The taste is quite fantastic. Itís like every kind of hop flavor Iíve ever tasted rolled into one and then multiplied by ten. Thereís some more grapefruity hops, some pilsner-like hops, some more traditional American style hop flavors, and much more. A nice citrus flavor that can be expected, but balanced very nicely with a touch of sweetness. A very nice answer to some of Dogfish Headís IPAs that can be a bit too sweet, the sweetness here is toned down and perfectly done. Beautiful. How happy I am to finally be able to by Stone in NJ.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - APR 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Barclays. The rare firkin version of this beer. This is a hop bomb, but a nicely balanced one. it pours hazy orange with a small head. Aromas of fruit and yeast, flavors of hops, yeast and grapefruit.
This one has been double hopped and it finishes with a strong bitterness. After having a pint or two of this puppy you cannot tyaste anything else.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. - Pours a very clear golden color with a nice size head that faded somewhat quick. Big hop aroma. Initial favor is very bitter then a complex malt favor. Light alcohol warmth. Medium body. This beer is tough on the buds, still it tastes pretty good.
gallaghermurph (36) - Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a fairly clear gold orange with red accents with a large white head that lingers. The lacing is all encompassing. Aroma is powerful hops with flowers and citrus. This is a HUGE beer. Hops upon hops. After what is a pillage of bitterness, the sky clears to reveal an incredible complexity of floral, citrus and maybe even candy flavors. Oh thereís malt alright Ė for those that find their way through the hops. Believe it or not, itís really well balanced. More flavors. Grapefruit. Pine. The alcohol lets you know itís there, but pleasantly so. This isnít a thick beer at all, but it really wants to be chewed. Great for sipping. Again, this is a powerful one, and will be the only beer youíll taste for the rest of the day, so make it your last. Even for someone whoís not a huge IPA fan, this is a great beer.