brianbuntz (49) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Very solid, very hoppy IPA. Pours a translucent amber. Smells of citrus. The hops lean more towards grapefruit than pine, although pine is there too. Orange rind-like finish. JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2007 Wonderful brew! This IPA pours a clear light orange with good lacing and wonderful citrus aromas (mosty grapefruit). Bursting with hops flavor, perfect blend of bitterness and maltiness, and finishes just as bitter and refreshing. Has a very refined clean, crisp flavor/palate/finish to it, something you’d expect out of a great lager, which makes this tremendous. Great brew, and just as good as the Ruination IPA, in my opinion, but is just plain easy to drink, near-perfect blend and complexity, I really wouldn’t change anything about it. Basically perfect...not many competitors. sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2008 12oz bottle. Pours a light bronze with notable carbonation. Aroma is divine with the smell of fresh hops - going so far as to remind me of the aroma of some cask ales. Flavour is heavy hops on the piney side. Bold and full hoppy aftertaste. Rewarding. RE-RATE: Just had a fresh bottle. Absolutely outstanding. The fresh hops weren’t as piney as I previously found. Further re-rate: A bottle from a different batch seems to have lesser aroma and warmer piney bitterness. I think it’s the beer, but it could just be my tastebuds.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 30, 2007
On tap. Pour was a clean golden copper with a one-finger tall white head that hung around for quite a while. Nice lacing. The aroma was the expected citrus and piney hop combination. Pleasant, although not remarkable. The flavor was dominated by piney hop flavor with subtle citrus hanging around the edges. Super dry, super clean finish. djd07 (14369) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Bottle as shown. Pours a light amber color with a little white head that last with nice lacing. The aroma is very hoppy with hints of wheat grass. The flavor was also hoppy but smooth and a great finish, reallly enjoyed this one.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours clear golden color with small white head. Floral hoppy aroma. Hoppy taste with bitter after taste. Very clean finish. Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2007
Amber, some haze. Bit grassy on the nose, a touch of ammonia. Pleasant bitterness, crisp and clean on the palate, not like my previous experiences with Stone, a little more user friendly! doormouse (14) - Hastings on Hudson, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2007
On draft, amber pour with a nice white head. Smells of pine, hops, and a little sweetness. Taste was surprisingly mellow, not as hoppy as they would have you believe. Nice mellow flavor, easy drinking beer. A fine I.P.A. that doesn’t kill you with the hops. Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2007
rolled into this one right after a Ruination IPA...12 oz bottle...cloudy yellow orange..citrus, pine and fruity aroma..very hoppy...great drinking beer..in my top 10 beers to buy again k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2007
Bottle - Slightly hazed orange pour with a creamy head. Aroma is floral and citrus hop. Flavor is big and hoppy, matching the aroma of floral and citrus with a good balance of malty notes. Finishes clean and spicy but not necessarily dry. Very drinkable for a big hoppy IPA.