rayg1 (593) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2006
Samples at the World Beer Festival in Durham, NC. Nice amber color and one hell of a thick head with great lacing. Big strong floral bite from the hops with awesome bitterness to finish. freekyp (2257) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2011 Deep amber with a thick white head that near coats the sides of the glass. Strong floral aroma with a blueberry fruitiness zaps the nose at the first whiff. Medium bodied with bitterness rising quickly to a crescendo at the finish, then sticking around for a good long while in the fade. A malt backbone with girth keeps the hops in check while the soft slick palate and active carbonation that scrapes the tongue makes this one a real winner. chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2006
My favorite style but this is middling and seem over rated. Nothing stood out, but I enjoyed it. Complared to tope IPA’s this is little watery, lacked hops, and bite/character. bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2006
Bottle. Dark golden coloured with a huge off-white head. Somewhat malty with notes of spices, pines, flowers and of course hops. elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2006
bottle. golden color. large creamy head. spicy hoppy aroma and taste.deep soft hops. slightly bitter. bit fruity pallete. very nice.
Beer5000 (6489) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2006
12 oz bottle. Classic orange body with nice white head. Strong citrus and grapefruit aroma. This is a relatively mild, harmonic ale with a heavy dose of hops. Long and quite bitter finish. The IBU might be a little bit to much compared to the comparatively mild body itself. But somehow the alcohol level ads up, and I found this beer a really refresher during the hot Californian afternoons. This is also a god match for barbeque. asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2006
Bottle. Pours a orange/copper color with a nice tan head. The pour on this was magnificient. It was begging to be picked up and consumed. Probably one of the best IPA appereances I have had to date. Aroma is hops, mostly a floral aroma, grapefruit and pine in there also. A malt aroma is lingering as well. Flavor is a bitter hop taste up front finished off with a malt undertone to give it a great balance. A pretty decent IPA that leaves me quite satisfied. sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2006
Bottle. Poured clear orange/copper with a thick bumpy head and craggy lacing. Aroma of cookie-like caramel malt, floral/citrus/piney hops and honey. Big malt/hop bomb flavor, amped up on both sides, with the hops coming through on the end in a big way. Medium palate, with a bit of carbonation. I can actually sense some of the alcohol in both the aroma and flavor as well, though the ABV is not that of an imperial. Nice bitter hop aftertaste. Overall pretty good. JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Bottle from trade with realale420. Thanks Brian! Pours a nice light copper color with a medium size white head. Aroma of hops, grapefruit and pine. Taste of hops and more hops. Has a pleasent bitter flavor that last all the way to the bottom of the bottle and then some. Good IPA! rjulian24 (18) - USA - SEP 6, 2006
12 oz bottle in flute glass. Wonderfull aroma, Columbus or possibly centennial with hint of cascade. Obviously very citrusy with that description. Slight alcohol overtones and a noticeable hint of yeast phenolics as it warms. Malt understated. Slight raison character shine through. Beautiful appearance, crystal light pale, no haze of noticce. Flavor hop bite, perhaps too much cascade initially but mellows after first drink. Slightly hot flavor as it warms but not overpowering. Dry citrus flavor. Wouldn’t mind a little more sweetness. Very good beer. It is still the best commercial IPA I have found. And I really enjoy Stone.