tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a honey color with fluffy white head. The aroma is strong, zesty hops and a touch of malty sweetness. The flavor is powerful floral hops, and lots of ’em, almost to the point of being overwhelming, with a bit of malt in the background. But, of course, this is Stone, so they manage to make a tasty beverage out of something that would be otherwise undrinkable because of its intensity.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
66 cl bottle. Golden to amber colour with a nice white head. Big aroma of citrus and tropical fruit. Very hoppy flavour with a very bitter finish. Very tasteful...
pfr (121) - København, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottel
Color - Amber/golden
Head - Nice with
Aroma - Tropical fruit
Flavor - Hops , Tropical Fruit, Bitterness
Strong bitter aftertaste..
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours apricot with a nice white head. aroma of hops and pine. good hoppy flavor, with touches of pine and cirus. nice bitter finish.
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opening the bottle and sniffing, even before pouring brings back memories of homebrewing when the house would fill with those wonderful aromas of malt and hops, hops, hops. On further inspection, there is aggressive citrus and pine here, fruitiness and malt. The flavor, despite the 100+ bitterness is not overhwhelming, but the aroma hops explode in the mouth, leaving a semi-sweet yet bitter finish. Excellent.
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2006 Amber colored beer with a white head. A deliciously hoppy aroma. Good clean taste of hops with a nice thick body that disapates leaving an intense bitter taste. My favourite IPA
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2011 Bottle on 07/02/2011. Clear golden amber body with a large frothy white head that leaves a sticky lacing. Sweet citrus and resiny hop aroma with a caramel and light fruit background. Sweet citrus and resiny hop flavor, some caramel and a firm dry bitter finish that lingers. Medium full body with moderate carbonation - 8/4/9/4/17 - 4.2
11/20/2005: Frothy white head and a light amber color. This beer has a clearly hoppy aroma and a bitter flavor that wont disappoint. This is the hoppiness that should be in any IPA. 8/5/10/4/17 - 4.3
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a amber color with a medium white head. Aroma of hops and citrus. Flavor is majorly hoppy with mild roast. A Bitter finish concludes this wonderful IIPA. One of my top favorites.
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.