Dionysian (39) - Paris, FRANCE - JUL 22, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very strong beer.
Bitter, hoppy.. crisp.. um.. toasty.. roasty.. ghosty.
A good strong beer, not for the faint of heart. The 100 IBU’s shine through like a fat girl riding a tricycle.
beerbabybeer (39) - langley, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2005 btl. nice, bright amber colour. brief release of gasses with a small head that dissipates rapidly. smells light with hops and citrus. i found this beer to taste a bit flat. otherwise, the flavours were mostly good:malty, nutty, ripe fruit, alcohol, and HOPS. too many hops, almost. it upsets the balance of the beer and is slightly sickining paired with the lack of carbonation. still, twas a good try.
ezra456 (39) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a gorgeous gold/copper hue, with a nice off white head that dissipated quickly with nice lacing. incredibly strong hop aromas with an equally strong pine tip aroma. bitter is an understatement for this IPA. overwhelmingly bitter with a very strong pine tip taste with a nice smooth bittersweet ending. very memorable finish. overall, probably a little intimidating for the average beer drinker; but for an IPA enthusiest.... RAVISHING!
purduebacchus (39) - USA - JUN 17, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours deep gold with a long lasting head, aroma is pine and resiny hops, the flavor has some malt character, the heavy hop flavor is piney with slight citrus notes and very spicy aftertaste. full mouthfeel with medium carbonation.
shawn14505 (39) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
WOW! This is by far the most bitter beer i’ve ever come across... and I’ve had quite a few DIPA’s. The hops here are quite impressive. Not as much malt as I would have hoped, but still pretty balanced. They ain’t lying when they say it’s "Bracingly bitter". It really is. You have to try it to really understand what they have achieved here. The only downside is that it’s a touch weak compared to other DIPA’s at only 7.7% alcohol/vol.
whartonbrewer (39) - San Franciso, California, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours wonderfully clear. Nose is overpowered by the hop aroma. Not for those who don’t seriously love hops. Well balanced by flavorful malts. Not my favorite IPA, but it’s no doubt a great beer.
icculus801 (39) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - OCT 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz. bottle. Pours a clear light orange with a nice white head; leaves moderate lacing. Hoppy aroma, but there’s a bit of bready malt in the background. Flavor delivers as promised, hops! Still there’s a good balance in spite of the high IBU. A very strong offering from Stone.
orangenblu62 (39) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange pour frothy white head. Sweet aroma but bitter hoppy taste. Unusually tasty for being so bitter. Mild after taste. Not a big IPA guy but this ain’t bad.
RobertLiley1 (39) - - SEP 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good beer lots of malty Carmel flavor along with hops galore very very good need another
sbaz040 (38) - phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not as good as stone IPA.the bitterness overwelmed the fruit taste..