shablinky (13) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great citrus hops without too much pine. Bitterness through the roof. Buy this.
fjluiser (13) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chilled bottle. Awesome!!!! Light citrus aroma, dry hoppy taste bitter finish. Excellent example of IIPA.
McStagger (13) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Definitely one of the best. Orange amber with good clarity. Khaki head with awesome lacing. Smells like somebody threw a bunch of grapefruit and pine sticks into a mulcher. Less obvious is the malt bill, with bits of caramel and thick breadiness coming through. Tastes more bitter than it smells. Brutal hop oriented sumbitch. Iíve had numerous IPAís over 100 IBUís, and for me, this one is still the most bitter. Oily resin. Dry, almost ash like finish. Surprisingly light on the tongue, considering how much malt is used and the fairly high ABV. Very deceiving. Opulent, over the top and definitely worthy of its cult status.
growler6 (13) - - NOV 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Everything itís cracked up to be. The head is creamy and never goes away. Fruity, malty and bitter all in a big way. Chewy like a stout. Alcohol warms but not overpowering. A super sipper. Compliments mango habanero grilled shrimp well. Must try.
hawk1 (12) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bitter and well balanced. Nice head. Full bodied. Delightful and memorable
Chupa LaHomebrew (12) - Gahanna, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2004 A surprisingly drinkable evil hop monster. Medium body, dry finish with very spicy hop notes. The bubbles combined with the hop bitterness explode across the palate like a balast of pop-rocks. Enjoyable, and the best part was that it was not overly cloying or sticky on the toungue. I prefer Stone's regular IPA, though.
turnerm5 (12) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great IPA, though from the comments here, I expected a bit more bitterness. Lovely amber pour with a medium head that lasted. Hops definitely come through above everything else, though nothing too intense. Highly recommended.
Manetsdad (12) - USA - FEB 12, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber. Orange-gold with slight head. Great lacing. Hops, hops and more hops. A lot of pine and grapefruit on the nose and throughout. A bit more alcoholic as it warms. A great example of double (San Diego) IPA.
Elmowl (12) - Annandale, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy golden color with decent head. Aroma reminiscent of sinsemellia. Hops dominated from start to finish - citrus rind and pine flavors - dry and bitter with only a hint of sweetness. If you like hops, you canít go wrong with this one. Pucker up!
MinetoKuroda (12) - Nihombashi Chuo-ku, JAPAN - AUG 26, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap. It is Gokujo no Umasa da. Incredibly well-balanced. bitterness is long lasting but it is not iyami na shitsukosa. Muscle but shinayaka.