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 can’t 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.
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
CockeyeBBQ (12) - Warren, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bitter to beat the band.....beating them with a small wooden stick that doesn’t break, it just snaps and cracks and makes you want to whimper. This beer is bitter....cruel....almost snide. Not sure if I could drink enough to appreciate them though. Kinda harsh. Not easy on my palate.
BarrettMiller (12) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Oggi’s in Orange - small foamy head, light amber color, has a slight oak flavor in the hops.
Speciarii (12) - Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a nice frothy head that dissipates quickly.
Aroma: Hops are front and center; citrus and a touch of fruit and spice.
Taste: The bottle claims that the hops will have a "ruinous" effect on your palate, and although there is a lot of hop flavor I didn’t find that it deadened my taste-buds. Lots of citrus, earthy, spicy and floral notes. The malt adds a fruited bread balance,
Texture: Dry and crisp with warming effect of alcohol.
Drinkability: I had this on my want list for some time and I am glad I tried it. I prefer the balance found in the Levitation Ale.
Presentation: Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.
bbaxter (12) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma Is intense hops, pine, and citrus. Hops and sharp citrus dominate the flavor. Not much alcohol on the palate. Dry mouthfeel. Very intense, hoppy ipa.