slats1221 (60) - Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really enjoyed this beer. Always thought Stone IPA is good but not great. This is really good, piny hops deliciousness.
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Fruitfly (59) - , Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep rich brown with minimal head with a coating of hop oil. Heavy but fresh aroma of citrus and piney hops. Clean and very dry finish that goes on and on. The sweetness isn’t apparent until after a few sips when the hoppiness subsides but then adds considerable depth. The roasty malts that carry through keep this beer from tipping off the bitter end.
ZwartePiet (59) - BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nez très fleuri. Houblonné. Une petite touche litchi
Belle tenue de mousse.
Arome resineux et peristant. L’amertume maltée revient en fin de bouche. Leger arome fruité.
L’alcool n’est pas trop présent au gout.
BanjoDude (57) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle into Trappist glass. I smelled hops as soon as I cracked the top off the bottle, it is very hoppy on the nose with a hint of alcohol in there as well. The appearance is very nice, black with a tan two-finger head. It has a great, full mouthfeel. Overall a great beer from Stone Brewing Co. 4.3
PsionSaint (57) - Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was initially concerned with the darkness of the beer when poured since I’m not a dark beer guy normally. My fears proved unfounded as Stone produced another fine strong ale with this anniversary brew. Deep red-to-brown color, long-lasting head, with enough bite to satisfy this hop-head while still having the dark malt features.
zimm421 (57) - Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance is not quite black, but has a great brown head that sticks around for a while. The nose is amazing. Full of great toasted malts, brown sugar, as well as nice citrus notes. The taste is very similar. Very sweet with the brown sugar and there’s also a great hop balance with citrus and floral aromas. The mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied with above average carbonation. Overall, a great brew, definitely impressed here and will have to buy again soon.
cgort (56) - San Clemente, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer was great! It pours a dark color with tan head. Sweet hop smells. Perfect balance of flavors. Overall great.
heynik1885 (56) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with light beige head. Good lacing on glass. Smells of carmel, raisins, pine, nice earthiness. Taste is strong and smooth and lingers for awhile. Bitterness and alcohol are balanced well. Awesome IPA
thoramel (55) - Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice black color with a small head that reduces to a decent froth/lace. Upon openeing the bottle the hop smell jumps out and gabs you. The taste is quite unique with a strong malt component balanced with the bitter hop flavor to produce a taste that is original (at least to my tastebuds). The hops really explode in the finish with a taste that may ruin my tongue for the other beer I chose for tonight. Not in a bad way, mind you, just in a way that makes me wish I had another bottle of this.
TheShepherds (54) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
A pleasant taste of Dirt, followed up by an overwhelming sense of grapefruit. We chock-full-o didn’t like this beer! Since everyone else seems to love it....we are apparently broken. :) Apparently we are not self-righteous enough. Sorry, but to us....ICK.
PS, Would taste better with a few tablespoons of sugar....we hear it helps the medicine go down.
PPS Even the belches taste like grapefruit.