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!
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,
dan027 (26) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a hazy golden orange with a lingering fluffy white head. Aroma is strong and pungent. Very citrusy, very floral and almost brings a stinging sensation it’s so intense. Taste is almost brutal but very good. Intensely bitter; citrusy, grassy, one of the hoppiest beers I’ve had, fantastic. Slightly thich and sticky in your mouth with average carbonation. This is one of the best IPA’s I’ve had and one of the most intense beers in general. Must have.
tendency (26) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
lemme just say this up front: this IS the standard bearer for west coast IPAs. this baby slips and slides on a massive hop bed between the IPA and double IPA line IMO. huge grapefruit, pine and orange chewy resin. sticky icky bitter aint no quitter. thank god you will not find your thick candy bar malted milk in this brew (yes im calling you out colorado IIPA brewers! ;)) however the malt that is supplied is wonderfully creamy but must labor mightily to support the massive hop drop. and labor it does to wonderful effect. west coast represent!
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!!!