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 (1597) - Seattle, Washington, 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.
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (650ml). Poured clear copper-orange with a large foamy off-white head. Yes, itís a Stone - strong fresh hops medley, resiny citrusy malt - very appealing. God, this tastes good! - fresh malt, extremely oak-pine resiny, enough malt roastiness to identify. Finishes quite bitter, but this is an exquisite brew - whatís with these west coast IPAs? Can anyone else make one? I want MORE.
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating number 100! This is pretty much a hop monster. Strong hoppy flavor in the nose, and even more in the taste. Amazing balance. It finishes with a sweet almost fruity flavor. An excellent beer! Go Stone!
FuntonBunton (61) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I dont really like IPAs especially, this one is pretty dank. Hoppy like a cute little bunny. But its mean like a big wolfy wolf. Meaning that it gets you crunk. The appearance is ok, nothing special I guess. Flavor is exquisite, and it keeps getting better with every sip. Most definitely a Stone brew.
SilkTork (5509) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ GBBF, 2005. Tastes like a reasonably strong and hoppy ale. Quite peppery. Itís a decent enough beer - but somehow a little quiet considering the tension between the hops and the malt. Difficult not to be disappointed.
oh6gdx (24495) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Copper colour, white small head. Hoppy aroma. Very hoppy flavour with hints of flowers and weak fruitish hints. Very dry finish and long hoppy aftertaste.