bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear bright copper with a lacy white head. Aroma of pine and grass with a tiny trace of skunk - the hoppy variety, not the lightstruck variety. Light to medium with medium carbonation. Taste starts sweet with bread and fruit followed by a mostly piney finish and a resinous aftertaste. A smooth and refreshing IPA. IPAGargoyleGuy (140) - Troy, NY, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2007
I absolutely love this beer. I find it to be the best beer that can be bought in a six pack. It is incredibly refreshing and has plenty of hops. RealAleDave (45) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Clear bright gold. Very fine white head settles to an incomplete cap leaving nice lacing.
Nice mix of bready and crackery malts provide a solid base for bright citric hops. Pretty classic AIPA here!
Bright and lively in the mouth. Medium body with excellent balance of malt and hops, both of which are distinctly American in character. Good length, ending with a snappy bitterness.
Carbonation is a little high, which dries the mouth, but that’s a niggle really. Very drinkable, and my favorite of the "standard" Stone offerings by far. MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2007
UPDATED: APR 1, 2007 Bomber. Clear amber color with a large head. Spare lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, oily resin and sweet caramel malts. Very balanced. Tasted some tropical fruit, caramel malts and citrusy, grassy hops. Light to medium body. Big, bitter finish. marcus (10573) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 15, 2007
This golden ale poured with a modest off-white head that dissipated right away. The flavor is citrus and pine with a long bitter finish. I’m not much of hop-head but, even though it is very heavily hopped, this brew is balanced enough to be quite enjoyable.
BrewerDub (34) - USA - JAN 14, 2007
Poured amber with a slight haze. Small white head with lots of lacing. Huge hop aroma and flavor. A highly sessionable IPA. One of the west coast greats. REPRESENT! brstp (201) - - JAN 13, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2007 Bomber. Yellowish golden color, hazy, decent amount of carbonation, white head with thick lacing. Aroma is of pine hops, weaker citrus hops. Taste is mostly citrus/grapefruit with more pine. Intriguing long bitter finish.LinusStick (3497) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2007
This beer always underwhelms at first -- it’s significantly lighter in color than most IPA/DIPAs I drink with a much weaker aroma and a lot less oomph in general. But there’s a subtlety and pure enjoyment here that is undeniable and keeps me coming back. Racer 5 is still my go-to IPA but sometimes this just hits the spot like few other beers.
I was expecting a little more from one of my favorite brewers. This was a different IPA than I am used to. The pour was a medium dark amber with a thread o’ head. The aroma and taste were all pine. I have not experienced this much pine in any beer yet. It was different, but not what I was hopping for. The aftertaste was nice and bitter, but I was hoping for that in the beginning also. A slightly above average IPA. soulassasin (3) - San Marcos, California, USA - JAN 12, 2007 does not count
Great hop aroma, clear dark color with medium head, big hopy flavor and great mouth feel that sits on the back of the tounge melvin980 (177) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2007
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