RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Pretty damn good. Nice piney hops, but not too over the top. Stone makes some great beers and this is one of ’em. It’s neck and neck between this and Bells 2 Hearted for my fav IPA. GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Bottle. Shiny copper coloring. Thick foamy pour. Lacy head evaporates slowly, coating glass. Hoppy in aroma but surprisingly subtle, more balanced in taste. Incredibly smooth finish. "It’s like there’s a party in my mouth and everyone’s invited" Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2006
Hop explosion!! Citrus aroma as well as flavor. mildly sweet with grapefruit hop finish. dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2006
I wanted a classic when I was down in Ohio and finding this puppy did not disappoint! Pours a golden dark yellow with a sweet mild hop that comes through right upon opening. A lingering wisp of sweetness trails with you throughout the brew. This one goes down SO eay, it’s bound to get you into a lot of trouble if not checked. In a way it sort of reminds me of the effects of an Orval. This is a top beer! smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - SEP 20, 2006
awsome well balanced ipa. definitely one of the best out there. aroma sweet hoppiness. flavor the same with the right type bitterness in the finish. all flavors come together very well in this beer.
ghostmonkey (204) - budd lake, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2006
bottle . . pours nice dark yellow with creamy white head . . aroma is obviously mainly hops, floral . . sweet . . tastes sweet hops, well balanced . . VERY smooth and not bitter even with finish . . VERY nice . . this one lives up to its name . . dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2006
Deep gold, with a massive head that fades to a lose foamy mass, that laces down the glass before the first sip. Sharp strong aroma of hops. Medium body with a refreshing hop bitterness that doesn’t sour the taste. The finish is a bit tart. drmatt (51) - THE LOU, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2006
awesome base ipa. very hoppy aroma and flavor. nice malt backbone. not overly bitter. i could drink this all summer long and be a very happy person. donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2006
A fine IPA with few equals. If you want a satisfing west coast IPA then here you go. When you have graduated from this one then you’ll be ready for the Ruination. Enough said jake65 (3626) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Bottle: Orange amber color with a small white head. Aroma is sweet with malt and citrus, hops aplenty. Taste is a solid hops feel with citrus and floral tones. Simple and delicate, yet potent.