mkgrenwel (602) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 22, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Classic example of an imperial IPA. Strong american hop flavors of pine, grapefruit and other citrus. Tasty, if not a bit one dimensional.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle from OhioDad...Thanks Scott! Pours a deep orange color with a big foamy white head. nose is kinda faint, light piney notes and some citrus is involved. taste is quite unimpressive. Hops of course are the main thing, very little malt backbone here to support the hops, decent bitterness in the finish.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2007 Rerate. Draft at Friscoís. Clear pale body with a small off-white head. The aroma is floral and citrus with light cotton candy sweetness. The flavor is just lightly sweet and moderately bitter with grapefruit, tangerine and caramel. Medium body is round with light carbonation. Decent, but unremarkable. I had this next to Clipper Cityís Loose Cannon and the Loose Cannon was easily better.
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark amber with a quickly vanishing head. Aroma is hoppy and piney. Flavor has a lot of hops, some malt and very nice mouth coating. This is a fantastic IPA!
madzub (3) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of pine and citrus with bitter, hoppy flavor. Very nice amber/orange color with a long lastng, slightly offwhite head. If you like your beer hoppy, then youíll love this.
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - OCT 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overwhelming and not to be taken lightly? I found this to be a wonderful Imperial IPA but somehow it didnít live up to my expectations. Fantastic aroma but the hop flavor seems a little low due to some malt overload. Itís bitter but the hop complexity seems one dimensional. Still enjoyable and will try it again.
Zeswaft (1495) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2007 rerate. nice that this is in a 12oz bottle. The aroma from this bitch is Two Hearted Ale on steroids. Flavor, again, is super centennial hops and rich malt smoothness. I think might be the freshest iíve ever had this despite the bottle saying best 8/9/07 which was last week. this definitely awesome.
A strong citrucy hop aroma but not as strong as the normal IPA. Pours copper color with little head. Taste is syrupy and a little too much alcohol shines through. I think the regular IPA is better with nearly the same abv.
Run2Drink (1) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Stone IPA is one of my favorites. This is the extreme hoppy version of their beer. However, itís not overpowering but very drinkable.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2005
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
this was great - nice strong - super strong hop flavor. Packed a punch thatís for sure. I wish i could get stone beers on the east coast
Twentys (41) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells, pours, laces, great. Tastes a bit sour. Super bitter, delicious, typical citrus-y notes.