BlackMail (55) - Evergreen, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured amber with a short lived head. The aroma is hoppy. The flavor is sweet with a hoppy piny crisp taste that is bitter. Their regular IPA is just as good and cheaper.
specksnreds (55) - USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Love the amber/gold color. Strong resin nose. Citrus note for sure on first taste. Mouthfeel is a little watery. I like it, but I think my expectations were too high. Worth another try though.
rahmdog (55) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden out of the bottle, white head that lingers and leaves it’s mark. Aroma is complex with floral hops, fruity notes, and citrus. The taste is a competition between floral hops, intense bitter, and malty sweetness. Well balanced, in your face type of beer that i love. Stone is on it.
robbeebobby (55) - newark, Arkansas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden with a small slightly off white head. Aroma of citrus and hops. The taste is citrusy with some pine. The bitterness is just right and not over bearing. The carbonation is just right and it goes down smooth.
tmm313 (55) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The Stone people have it figured out. IN YOUR FACE hops with flavors moving around and mixing the way they’re supposed to. Its one of those you’re always sad to take the last drink of.
LeRoytheAlien (55) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour with a white head. Unsurprisingly packed with resin, pine, citrus, nedium malt body and punishing bitterness. A very good brew, but, in my opinion, could use a little more sweetness from the malt.
cloudstrife (54) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle poured into glass. Small off white head, on top of a perfect golden color ale. Smell of the glorious hop as the bottle describes, however you can still pick up a hint of the malts. Love the flavor, having trouble sitting here on the computer rating it as I am enjoying it way too much. Very full body. Overall one of the best IPA’s I have ever had, would recommend it to anyone and everyone.
BNSLY (54) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A overwhelming beer. pours a rich gold orange. looks like syrup. the aroma is all hops. Taste like a whole truck load of hops. Any other beer after this is not worthy. pretty amazing beer. I am not worthy
Heatwaves (54) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 4, 2005
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wonderfully different aroma of cut grasses and sour grapefruit. Nice head for an IPA. It is definitely very, very hoppy and very bitter. Even though it has such a high rating it definitely can be an acquired taste. Little bit of a sour aftertaste. Personally, I prefer Russian River’s Pliny The Elder double IPA to this one. But if you love hops, this is like having an entire glass-ful!
mrw1zard (54) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 5, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On Tap - The Big Hunt, DC.
Fantastic IPA. I think I like this even more the the regular IPA. Nice color and pour to this one. Very similar to the regular IPA and to the Bells Two Hearted I had the same day, but much more bitter taste to this. Go find some!