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. realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - SEP 5, 2006
12oz bottle poured a clear orange color with a huge rocky off white head. Aroma had large amounts of citrus hops along with some sweet caramel. The taste had a big piney bitterness with a huge amount of hop flavor alongside a dry finish. Overall this IPA has a more powerful hop punch than most others. fm928 (2) - Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2006 does not count
Best hop flavor of any beer I have tried. Fruity hops, bitter, light color, great finish, very enjoyable. My favorite for about 6 months.
bitbucket (2166) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2006
Draught at the Parkway Tavern Day of IPAs. Pours a clear pale amber with a shorty white head. Light body. Aroma of citrus and toffee. Lightly sweet. Crisp finish. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2006
Draft at the Parkway’s Day of IPAs. Pours dark straw with a small white head. Medium carbonation. Light malt backbone to the flavor profile, body’s on the light side of medium. Huge crisp finish with a sneaky lingering bitter aftertaste. Great beer. billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Tap. Hazy amber w ow head that fell away to a thin film rather quickly, min lace. Aroma of fresh resinous hops & medium roasted malt. Flavor is somewhat sour, medium roasted caramel malt with moderate hop flavor and full hop bitterness esp on the finish. Unbalanced to the bittering hops IMO. It is well into medium bodied however and is an OK selection. BuckeyeBoy (8499) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 12, 2006
12 oz Bottle Pours out a almost a copper orange with a off white head. The Aroma is GREAT. I was thinking a GREAT hop bit when I took a drink it was not as powerfull as I had hoped. Over all a good IPA mgmike4 (30) - valencia, California, USA - AUG 12, 2006
it’s good...but the flavor is very elusive, it just doesn’t seem to sit on the palate long enough before it’s overpowered by the bitterness.