ezra456 (39) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a gorgeous gold/copper hue, with a nice off white head that dissipated quickly with nice lacing. incredibly strong hop aromas with an equally strong pine tip aroma. bitter is an understatement for this IPA. overwhelmingly bitter with a very strong pine tip taste with a nice smooth bittersweet ending. very memorable finish. overall, probably a little intimidating for the average beer drinker; but for an IPA enthusiest.... RAVISHING!
Likeburning (149) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crystal clear brassy color with a thin, but almost constantoff white head. Hoppy ans sweet like an IPA should be. A bit bitter, but if you’re into that you’ll love it.
hopshopshops (4) - napoleon, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This has to be the best beer ever made. I am a huge fan of hops and I can’t imagine a beer having more than this one. Wonderfully bitter too. If you like to "torture" yourself with powerfully hoppy/bitter beers like I do than this is the beer for you.
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark golden with a white head. Very strong hop aroma. Taste is very hoppy and very bitter. I’m not a huge bitter fan, but this grew on me. I prefer the balance of the DFH 90-minute IPA, though.
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