DrunkenLooser (22) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Definately my favorite from Stone Brewing Co. Big hops taste with a kick. The color is deep and rich. Highly recommended to IPA fans.
beanwiggin (22) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
a good beer but very dominant in taste so be ready. definitely for those who appreciate a strong and unique taste. one that is good for one bottle.
stetzel (22) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
i love stone.they are in my top five breweries.this is my go to beer with them.bright copper color.very thin white head.this is a grapefruit suckerpunch to the palate.the flavor lingers,long,long after the first sip.i truly love this beer.
NextBestThing (22) - Westtown, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Too much. Over the top hoppiness, more than necessary. I love Stone but prefer their basic IPA to Ruination. I don’t get even the whisper of a malt backbone, just hops for the sake of over-hoppiness. Not horrible by any stretch, a reasonably drinkable brew but there are other more desirable alternatives. If you get a reasonable example of Dogfish 90 Minute you’re drinking a better beer. Still acceptable if it’s the only bottle of Stone at your disposal.
beerlud (22) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very light orange. Big floral and citrus hops, and honey on the nose! Perfectly rounded nose! Very clean and crisp. Flavor holds to the citrus floral hops, pepper, and a bitterness that subdues the malts. Very easy to drink!
onecrazybreeze (21) - , Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours amber, smells citrus and piney. Intense hoppiness does ruin the palate just as promised once consumed. The sort of beer that must be consumed with no other beers. Not my favorite but still a solid brew.
whatalesya (21) - , North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark golden orange, fairly clear, with a solid 2 finger head. Strong flowery hop in the nose and a bit piney. Taste has a pronounced hop edge to it, with some citrus notes, but not overly bitter as the malt tempers the hop twang enough to smooth things out a bit. Medium body with good carbonation. Lingering bittersweet finish. Hopheads may think they’ve found Nirvana.
casper78 (21) - bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 4, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 1 pnt 6 oz POurs a deep amber color with light head. ThisIPA is what it’s all about. Stone has done it again.
Pearhead (21) - Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Would you listen to the agents that I bring bring? I had this at a bar and fate gave me a big ol’ slap to tha chops.
chinreallyfat (21) - Chula Vista, California, USA - OCT 31, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hops to the max. While this is an excellent strong IPA to drink on occasion, I much prefer the Stone India Pale Ale for daily overconsumption..........