madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours cloudy amber with a thin white head. Hops, Hops and more Hops thatís what this beer is all about. Smells very citrusy and piney. I taste alot of grapefruit, hops all the way through. Great mouthfeel. I can still taste the bitterness a few moments afterward. Good lacing left. One of my favorites.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very clear golden brown. Hops jump out immediately. Nice smaller white head. Tastes smooth and VERY hoppy. Not my favorite IPA but very good. Mmmmm... hop juice
Tmoney99 (13609) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Medium light amber with large rocky off-white head that lasted the majority of the beer. Aroma was a heavy hoppy. Flavor was moderate bitter with a long bitter finish. Medium to full body with a oily texture. Moderate alcohol bite at the finish. Very good brew.
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2008 Poured from a bottle and into a snifter. Piney aroma. Gorgeous copper color with a very thick head that lasted throughout. Overpowering hoppy taste. Great mouthfeel, it’s chewy almost. Enjoyable beer that’s extremely hoppy. Not something I’d drink all the time but I’ll enjoy it everytime I drink it.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delightfully bitter hop flavors (pine, floral, and grapefruit) wildly running rampant (coupled here with a big ABV) , making you forget the malt bottom, your problems, and where you parked the car...
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
i had this beer as just stone ipa, but it is basically the same beer. i didnít see anything really special with this beer actually i think it is quite overrated. this is a typical IPA with decent flavor and hops, but is nothing special
paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2005 Good beer. Nice pour with subtl head. Aroma has faint citrus hint. The bitterness is what will keep me coming back to this beer, though.
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. This is a great beer! However, Iím surprised it has 100+ IBUs. Itís pleasantly bitter, but it didnít strike me that high. The hops werenít overpowering in aroma or flavor -- which an Imperial IPA should have. The malt comes through nicely, especially in the nose (even more so than hops in aroma). Nevertheless, this is a very, very nice beer.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - APR 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, copper in color, nice off-white head, strong scent of hops and citrus, taste is strong with hops and alcohol but balanced. nice taste at end of grapefruit with mild bitterness. a fairly good brew.
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A worthy brew, but I usually pass it by and pick up something else. This IPA pours a brilliant looking deep copper with a nice and thick head. My favorite aspect of this brew is the insane hop bite it provides. Itís a big hop bite! but it just seems... well, I donít know it has that burley flavor that most stone brews have, which to me throws it slightly off balance. Once you settle into this brew it eases up though. Overall I like it very much, but I usually opt for somethiní else.