NigelTheGreat (16) - Northport, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had a lot of double I.P.A.’s this day. This one ranked in the top 84th percentile.
GMP (16) - USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hop, hop and more hop.
I have never had a beer this hoppy which was still drinkable before.
One of the best IPAs I have come across.
xdream (16) - Madison, Alabama, USA - JUN 12, 2006
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
After uncapping the 22 once bottle my nostrils were assaulted by hoppy citrus aromas that made me jump back from the bottle as it was possessed. Once I had gained my compsure from the onslaught, I poured the devil’s brew into a snifter. It poured a liquid gold that shimmered in the sunlight liike a necklace my girlfrined’s grandmother had bought her for a very hoppy birthday. The aromas eminating from the glass made me shiver with terror of what it was going to do to my palate. Finally after much inner debate I dared to take a sip....and it was a hop explosion in mouth that left my tongue hungry for more. All I can say is the flavor was HOPPY HOPPY HOPPY!
grampageoff (16) - arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2009
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep gold with a 2 finger soapy head. Really great lacing all the way to the end. Nose is BIG hops- floral, piney hops you can smell from a foot away. Taste is HOPS! It starts bitter, goes sweet for a moment, and finishes bitter and then disappears. If you catch yourself craving hops, this is what you need. Awesome brew.
mattdonders (16) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an amber color with small off-white head that disappears into nothing quickly. Smells of citrus and grapefruit with a hint of raisins. Taste is similar with cintrus and hops up front and a hint of bitter finish with the grapefruit. Tastes of pine are in the beer as well that sneak up on you.
TobyMartin (16) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle in a handled pint glass on 9/3/13. Pours a cloudy copper/orange with a small head that quickly shrinks fast. Massive resinous aroma, I get pine needles, grapefruit and orange peel. Delivers big time, fruit hop flavour is quickly dwarfed by awesome bitterness that lingers on the palate in a surprisingly delicate way. Has balance and poise for what is a ridiculous hop bomb. Loved it.
valleyann83 (16) - California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Stellar, not Stella. Everything in his brew s fresh, from the hop aroma, the malt flavor, the oil resigns on he back of the toungue. This brew just kills it. Sticking with this tonight...can’t go back to anything after this one for now. Will be reviewing Friday with some new bombers. Defiantly snap this one up if you see it.
PhiloPsych (15) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2007
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic, well-crafted beer. Clear copper orange color with bubbly head. Nice, substantive mouthfeel. Taste is great: this thing is loaded with hops. I don’t usually go in for IPAs, but this is a great beer. Stone has lived up to their reputation with this one.
durkahdurkah (15) - Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a pint glass out of a 22 oz. bottle. Poured cloudy orange-gold with a moderate off-white head. The scent of hops was immediately noticeable after opening. 100+ IBU rating was a bit deceiving, as this brew seemed to be much less bitter, very balanced. Moderately high ABV% was also deceiving, as the complex flavors of the brew also balanced out the alcohol. Overall a great brew, easily one of the top 10 IPA/IIPAs I’ve tasted.
aceboxer (15) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
almost surreal imbodiment of what makes an IPA an IPA. the aromas are almost as satisfying of the beer from pour to finish