Pailhead (5731) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Aroma is all hops. Strong grapefruit and equally strong pine. Pours a transparent orange without much of a head. Lacing is there, but nothing special. Not a whole lot of flavor in the initial taste, but great balance of citrus hops and sweet malts in the finish. No real sweet presence at all in the aroma, but very noticeable in the flavor. Alcohol flavor is noticeable in the finish as well and could possibley be covered up a little better. Long bitter aftertaste. A little over the top, but still good. I prefer the regular IPA.
Ungstrup (30682) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clear orange beer with a disappearing white head. The aroma is very grass and hoppy on a sweet background. The flavor is sweet caramelic with loads of grass and hops, besides hints of alcohol. A lovely 2IPA. Thanks to Dave (Rodolita) for trading this one.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear light copper color with great head and lacing. Resiny pine and some floral/citrus notes in the nose. Intense bitterness in the front end that flows into a earthy and grapefruit flavor. Edgy at first and then becomes smooth at the finish. This is a very enjoyable double IPA.
1more4dessert (333) - Upstate, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
suprisingly light gold in color, belies the
sensory facts about to confront you. Definately reveals all that hops have to offer in terms of aroma, fruit, and astringent bitterness.
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Makes a fluffy white head, with a nice pale golden body, nice lacing on the glass. Nice floral aromatics, piney hops, sweet malts, very balanced nose. Starts out bitter as f*ck, then enter sweetness and piney flavor, its yummy. Bitter dry finish, alcohol is there but not overdone. Medium body coats the mouth nicely and leaves a light sticky reside on the throat. This one is spot on, the ABV is just right in that you could enjoy a few of these and not completely leave yourself face down, dick in the dirt. Praise Stone.
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours golden yellow/light orange with a creamy white head that lasts a long time and leaves a lacing on the glass. Beautiful beer. Aroma is strong and hoppy, as it should be. Very refreshing. Taste is similar to Stoneís IPA, but smoother, creamier, and more drinkable. There is not that as strong of an aftertaste as one would expect. Body is pretty full. Overall, an excellent brew for hopheads.
JMerritt (1893) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 2004. Orangish-amber with a massive, frothy head. Head lasts the entire way down the glass. Huge hop aroma, fresh pine trees, resin, grapefruit, and oranges. Heavy, nay, massive bitterness is long lasting and nearly tear inducing. Full, slightly oily and slick mouthfeel. Wow, what a rush. Definitely needs a stronger malt backbone, however. This is just too much. The hops nearly blew the back of my head off.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange colour, small firm white head. Nad and brutal hop aroma of grapefruit and orangepeels. Mostly bitter citric hops in flavour. Lotís of hops. Canít pick up much else. Maybe some notes of fresh oranges and spices. long brutal hoppy aftertaste that lingers. Grapefruit, pines, mint and lotís of bitter citric fruit. Wow. Very rewarding and addictive.
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2006 first off i gotta say the beer looks beautiful.it has a very nice dark golden color.i really liked it overall,but it was very hoppy,and you taste the alcohol a bit.this is a stone brew for sure.RE-RATE 1/13/05
golden brown brown with a nice head that does leave lacing.less hops then i mentioned before.mouthfeel is a bit light.but still a solid brew.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Smells of sweet candied pineapple, flowers and alcohol. Is one of the better looking ales, crystal clear, with a tornado of tiny bubbles feeding a nice white head. Tastes sweet and resinous with strong smooth hop flavor (Warrior Hops?) and a bitter finish that I doubt would bear out 100 IBUís in a lab testing. Very good, though a little sweet.