iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well for you hop freaks just go ahead and chew on some Fuggles & Cascade! Dare I say hoppy without being trite. :-) Very much as advertised ... Not my gig ... that said ... a very solid entry as judged from my esteemed IPAer colleagues & friends.
lethe (177) - New York, USA - NOV 12, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tall white head offers a beer that is a sharp kick of hops. To say hops is really quite an understatement as the layers and flavors within this hop format are endless and ripe. The nose really only provides a glimpse of the depth of the tastes of pine, grapefruit, and dry bitterness. Ideal for hop lovers and not nearly as brutal as the Stone promotional writing suggests.
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a nice golden apricot color with a small white head. aroma is hops malt and a light rostiness. taste is hops malt and a bit of a citrus kick. mouth feel is dry and bitter. very good.
leaparsons (8804) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden brown with a big off-white head. Aromas are fairly light malts with earthy dry pine and petrol fume-like alcohol vapours. Flavours are fruity with caramel. Very prickly hops, dry, bitter and mouth numbing in its alcohol. Too strong to drink too many for sure. Almost overbearing.
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I can’t believe I saw that some people put Lightly hopped. did you drink this beer? It is all hops!
RichardGretton (4407) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden beer with a lightly hopped and malty aroma and a dry long lasting vinous flavour. Overall a reasonable beer.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
An extremely bitter beer, yet the bitterness does not in any way detract from the taste. Nice hop taste and a not over-powering alcohol percentage.
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer kicks me in the ass. Extremely hoppy and bitter. I understand the selling point of this beer is its bitterness, but I can do no more than sip it slowly. It feels like it dries out my mouth when I drink it.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with richlikebeer,thanks homie. Aroma was nice piney hop with a little banana in there. Pour was nice copper. Flavor was good a nice bitterness in it’s hops, a hint of sweet malts and some more fruit. Palate for me was right on nice body and finish. Overall another solid Stone.
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Copper color. good head. Piney, citrus. Nice bitter taste. Duh.....really good IPA.