Bailey22773 (1) - USA - APR 17, 2007 does not count
Excellent aroma, great balance of hops, citrus flavor and bitterness. Only down side is a hint of alcohol. I love this beer - very much worth going out of the way to find it. redbeard (6) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2007 does not count
Hops and sweet citrus aroma. Flavor is crisp, whispering apples and oranges, moderately acidic with just enough hops punch. Nice creamy, assertive texture. Highly drinkable. Glazed9884 (207) - USA - APR 16, 2007
Excellent brew, what less could you expect out of Stone. Lacing like whoa, not the most powerful of aromas though. Nothing like ruination. Good balance, smooth beer. Mouthfeel was pretty good, but sometihng wasnt sitting well with me, cant put my finger on it. Tastes a nice bit of hoppiness but nothing to overwhelming. Bit of an alcohol presence unfortunately, which surprises me since Stone Ruination is nearly a percent higher, and I just finished one of those and tasted no alcohol. Oh well, very good beer nonetheless, but this will be my last today cause Stone’s other quality is they get you drunk fast... God Bless Hops. jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2007
12oz bottle, very nice IPA with great balance, which is what really stands out about this brew is the balance not the over presence of hops, sure they are there but not overbearing, a darn good IPA. Svesse (8577) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2007
(Bottle, Akkurat, Stockholm, 13 April 2007) Amber colour with a short off-white head. Seriously hoppy nose with notes of pine needles, resin and citrus peel. Fruity, very hoppy, taste with pine needles, resin and notes of grapefruit (more in the background of needles and resin). Fairly dry. Great hop character, but still the brew is in perfect balance, since the hops aren’t as aggressive and persistent as they can be in some IPA’s. Lovely beer.
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - APR 14, 2007
Bottle, pours hazy amber/copper with a medium tight white head. Aroma is grassy/citrusy hops, spicy/licorice malts, and dish soap. Flavor is fruit, assertive bitter hops, as well as slightly sweet malts for balance. cspring (15) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2007
Bottle - Nice pour with a medium head. Taste was good throughout the beer. Really enjoyed this beer. grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2007
Pours a hazy light orange with a small head. Big citrus aroma, grapefruit, some pine as well. Very nice flavor. Good stuff. jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 12, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2007 Another great offering from Stone...this IPA is damn good, but living in SD has gotten me spoiled on the hops - this one is just your standard interpretation of the American IPA. One knock I found on it was a slightly metallic aftertaste... still recommended though. Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2007
Strong Hop aroma and flavor. Moderate bitterness. Decent mouth feel. An all around good IPA.