cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2007
Rated 1/28/06: Got a 22 ounce bottle from my favorite store and let it chill for a week. Opened it and poured my first glass. Beautiful dark golden/light amber color with good carbonation and a very nice looking head. Took a big ol’ wiff and HOPS!, HOPS!, HOPS!....the hop aromas were jumping out of the glass, so I took a taste and MORE HOPS. Good character for this beer, Stone has a knack of brewing their beers to the maximum potential of the relative styles they make and this IPA delivers. Fresh tasting ale with complex hop flavors that seem to kick you at first but soon come together into one damn good beer. joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - MAY 10, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2007 deep golden with a nice creamy head. beautiful floral, piney, citrus aroma, with some mild spice. moderate to light carbonation with medium body. hoppy flavor of citrus, pine, some earthy sweetness. bitteness dominates the palate. true to the stone style theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2007
I looked up hops and there was no picture of Stone IPA :(. Hazy dark yellow, big white head. Aroma is different, floral and citrus, with a touch of cheese. The cheese isn’t a major thing, but just a minor flaw I noticed. Overall its an invited aroma. The first sip reveals a somewhat thin, bitter beer. I’m not loving the aftertaste. I’m prefer some more malt in a beer this big. I’m going to have to disagree with the majority here, I think this is a pretty week showing from a great brewery. I find AB, Old guardian, and ruination far more interesting. redlight (2325) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Piney resin and citrus aroma. Pours blonde. Great hop character, pine and citrus like the aroma, with a good malt backbone. AcctError53893 (89) - holland, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2007
One of the better IPA’s out there. Golden color with minimal head. Lots of hops and pine in the aroma and taste.
nihar (68) - Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Nice dark golden colored beer that gives off plenty of aroma of flowers and hops.. tastes spicy and bitter with a biting flavor that ends with notes of citrus... Quake1028 (638) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2007
22oz bomber via trade with illinismitty. Thanks, Sean! Served in my trusty Duvel tulip. Pours a beautiful golden orange/amber, with a nice sized soapy, foamy white head. Spotty lacing. Aromas of hops, spice, flowers, citrus, rind and some sweetness. Fore is astringent, spicy, hops dominating. Back of the tongue brings a bit of the malt sweetness, but mostly the overpowering hop bitterness and bite. Medium mouthfeel, semi sticky, coating the roof of the mouth. Finish is medium length, spicy, bitter. The citrus and hops really dominate the finish, not as much malt balance as I would have liked.
rayg1 (597) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2007
In comparison, I like Two Hearted, 60 Minute and Titan IPA’s a bit better, but this is still very, very good.
This beer pours out a hazy light brown with almost no head. Aroma is hugely floral and hoppy. I could tell this one was gonna be a sticky IPA just from how sweet it smelled. Taste is as expected, sweet malts with massivly floral hops consisting of various citrus and pine pitch. Not bad at all but it left me wanting something more. beerlord (217) - Cumming, Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2007
Huge hop boquest as soon as you lift the cap, pours a nice medium amber color witha thn white head. Medium to light mouth feel with a huge hop flavor balanced by some malty sweetness. Great all around IPA TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2007
One of those beers that would be tough not to enjoy. Wonderful citrus hop aroma. Pours a nice copper brown, thick head. Earthy malt backbone. Silky smooth hop finish. Top notch.