DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2005 6/11/02: Ah yes..I’m the first to rate this new addition to the stone line-up..poured golden brown with a creamy whiteish head...Grassy/floral aroma...very smooth/grassy/super hoppy flavor..suprisingly balanced..11/21/02: the aroma was nice and grassy but had hints of alcohol..the color was a tad deeper than the regular IPA..there’s balance, there’s bitterness..but it lacks the delicate peachy notes of the regular IPA..side by side with the IPA..I like the the IPA better..
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a great IPA. Bitter enough for me! I also like how this beer comes in a 22 ounce bottle. I had this and a double bastard and im pretty shwilly.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious IPA. Possibly my favorite. Not as overwhelming as one might think. Great flavor and finish.
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 9, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well this will grab you by the tongue and make you pucker! But I like it a lot, I love bitters and this has the bitterness that I like.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! Wonderful nose of citrus-hop-grapefruit. Exceptionally smooth when you think that it has 100 IBU. Finish is quicker than expected as well. This stuff could scare some away but I love it.
Kevbo99 (149) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2002
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am a big fan of IPA’s. this was by far the best i have ever had. 100+ IBU’s????? You would never even know. EXCELLENT!!!!
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely an attention-getting taste! Not as biting as some other IPAs - but certainly better tasting. Nice pour - thick creamy head, beautiful dark golden color. Hops are overriding in the flavor, as expected, but there is a nice floral and citrus tang to help balance it out. Cool bottle art as usual!
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great IPA. Although the IBU’s are about 100, this tastes nowhere near that. An incredible IPA and a must for any hophead.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer will definitely make your tongue stand up and do a little jig. IPAs are not one of my favorite styles but I will make an exception in this case. Nice dark golden color with a medium thick off-white head. Sinus-clearing hops aroma with a nice floral touch. Senses-shattering hops flavor along with grapefruit and a little malt to keep your heart from stopping. Nice long, bitter finish. Excellent.
Ernest (5863) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2003 Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear dark yellow. Aroma is moderately hoppy (pine, resin, grapefruit, flowers), lightly malty (cookie), with a light note of ashes. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, heavily bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately astringent. Nothing new...if you like Stone IPAs, you'll like it. If not, you won't.