geographylists (26) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Like others have said, very hoppy with quite a bit of bitterness. This doesn’t taste like other Stone beers as that stereotypical grapefruit flavor is weaker. Full aroma. Somewhat less head, however, than most IPAs. Personally, I like Arrogant Bastard and Stone IPA better, but this one’s definitely worth a try.
rodgers004 (26) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Singular, bold, orgy of hoppy goodness. Effervescent hops define this beer from aroma and flavor to its long lasting impression.
DickDunnigan (26) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark yellow, with good white head. Cloying sweetness, overwhelming hop domination. Strong alcohol notes. You just have to say, wow!
nj4christ (26) - Columbus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours orange with a nice floral aroma. Quite hoppy, but not overbearingly. Well balanced for a strong IPA. Very good beer.
Beerman125 (26) - , New York, USA - FEB 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Be prepared for an in-your-face hoppy, hoppy IPA. This is a beer to be savored. With a hazy appearance and strong nose, this brew will not go quietly into the night....
ZooKeeper (26) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Yellow/Amber colour, with medium frothy white head. Very feint hop aroma seeing as its all about the hops. Harsh hop aroma including lime, orange and perfume. This is a really good beer, but to be taken 1 bottle at a time!
TheHopHead (26) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bottle, poured into a shaker (I didn’t have a snifter at the time). Great amber/golden color with huge 3 finger white head with unreal lacing. Taste is glorious piney hoppy perfection. In my top 5 for a hophead’s dream beer,
qwak (25) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - FEB 1, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
all i can say is.. wow.. excellent beer.
wonderful aroma, great taste, as far as IPA's go, it really doesn't get any better than this.
WABeerChick (25) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I guess I'm what they call a hophead and generally can't get enough of them. I felt a little overpowered by this one. True what the boys at Stone say - a sip of this will ruin your palate for the next thing.
ricardowess (25) - Sedona, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was expecting the hops... after reading reviews and the label... but I was surprised to taste the strong citrus and pine flavors that come out. Bitter aftertaste - great stuff - will have again!!!