jbarty91 (9) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2014 I am a big fan of Stone Brewing and this is probably my favorite beer by them. The aroma is citrus and floral with a very strong alcohol presence. The appearance is orange with a white head. The taste is very bitter, and at the same time is layered with multiple flavors. The palate is where this beer is at its best. it has a full body and long finish that just keeps lingering. This is one of the best DIPA?s that i have had and would highly recommend this to anyone interested in a bitter beer.
Ch3wy (9) - Delmar, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very familiar beer for its category. Most average beer drinkers will turn their head and cough at the SIP of this concoction. Extremely well balanced for how much hops resonates in this brew. this s*** will turn your face inside out and I love it. A hop heads nirvana. Supreme
gargoyle32 (8) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 12, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice citrusy/floral aroma. Lighter color than I expected with a nice creamy head. Strong hop flavor (what else from 100+ IBUs). Slight malty mouthfeel. Nice dry finish. The Stone crew takes pride in their IPAs and this is definitely is one to be proud of.
landont3 (8) - USA - JUL 21, 2003 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good IPA. A little pricy around here, but definately one of those beers you need to try.
mortimer (8) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2004 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
It pours a dark yellowish orange color with an off white head, which didnít last all that long. I could smell plenty of hops, but I also picked up some foresty pine scent as well. In my opinion the malt flavor was overpowered by all of the hops. It smelt and tasted sweet, but it had a strong and unpleasant aftertaste. It was extremely bitter, as expected, but to me, it didnít seem very balanced. It was over the top hops. It could be that I am just not a huge fan of this style of beer. One thing is for sure, this is one of my least favorite beers that Stone makes.
gerbache (8) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 30, 2005 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love the look of this beer; beautifully clear amber with a strong head. Smelly more hoppy than it tastes. Despite the super-high IBU rating, I find it very balanced by a healthy amount of malt, which prevents the beer from being too one-sided. Underneath all that hops is a nice, fruity taste, especially after you get used to the hops.
kjharley (8) - anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 11, 2005 does not count
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
I am not a fan of IPAís and this one proved it for me not that it is a bad beer but not for my palate. If you like bitter, hoppy beers this ones for you.
lupinered (8) - Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I tried this beer at the í05 Oregon Beer festival, and was impressed by its solid aroma and matching finish. While it did not match up to my preferred Imperial IPA of the event, Widmerís superb Halo, it was nevertheless a solid entry.
rikkard (8) - USA - MAR 20, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I donít feel the need to repeat everything
positive that has been said about this beer.
Definitely #1 on my top 5 all time favorites.
I donít think that there is a better IPA out there.
danglefruit (8) - Waldo, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2007 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my favorite IIPAís around. Real hop bomb, "ruined" me, seriously. Iíve had this is in the bomber in the range of 100 times now, and Iím never disappointed. Golden orange pour, fluffy white head. Pungent hops in the nose, very much grapefruity. Very long on my palate, these bittering hops really smack you in the face the first time you take a sip. Upon further inspection, its powerful, complex, and oh so fresh. Highly recommended for those that canít get enough hops!!!!!