realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - SEP 4, 2006
12oz bottle poured a clear gold color with a nice white head. Had aromas of pine and some yeast character. Taste had a smooth bitterness with a dry finish that lingered. Overall a basic IPA that didn’t have much of a malt presents. jonnabrix (137) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2006
This pours nice and golden, white head with some lacing on the glass. Certainly looks like the perfect refreshing summer brew. Floral and piney hop aroma that comes through to give it most of its flavor. Crisp, and not overly bitter, very good. greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 31, 2006
Sorry peeps, I think this IPA is over rated. It pours a dark straw color with large fizz and a big head that dissipates quickly with minimal lacing. The aroma is mild, considering 70+ IBU’’s, with carmel notes and floral hops. The bitterness hits quickly but leaves quicker than I had hoped. Don’t get me wrong, this is a damn good IPA, I just do not think it is worthy of a 99. LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2006
Another great product from Stone brewing, these guys know what they are doing. I have had this one so many times that I stopped counting but it is up there with Three Floyds Alpha King. I love this stuff! The aroma is very floral and pungent, and the taste is a great bitterness that is far from overwhelming mixed in with awesome floral and piney tastes from the hops. A great IPA and a standard in my everyday beer rotation. Chthulhu (13) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Bottle. Lovely, aromatic stuff; just a bit of carbonation bite, very floral.
Sputerbug (114) - Nacogdoches, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2006
22oz bottle.Pours a clear dark amber with a nice head.The hops just jump outand you know it’s gonna be good.A nice balanced flavor of grapefruit and no bitterness.This goes down so easy especially when the weather is hot. DCJack (185) - Alabama, USA - AUG 18, 2006
I’m not a big IPA fan, but this is a very pleasant beer.
not as strong as other IPA’s, a mellow flavor actually
Very warm and lemony mgmike4 (30) - valencia, California, USA - AUG 16, 2006
bottle: amazing...strong hop aroma with scents of pine and citrus. the flavor is near perfect. It has strong hop flavors but not very bitter...very smooth finish...a truely balanced ipa. snowden719 (130) - Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Pours golden orange witha medium white head that cascades well and doesn’t disapate much. Aroma is dominated by hops, mostly citrus, some pine, bit of caramel in the nose. Flavor starts off with a nice maltiness and moves to a ncie citric ending. Finish is shorter than I thought it would be, bitter, but not overly so. jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2006
If not Victory’s Hopdevil, Stone IPA is what an IPA should be. Stone brewery has not dissapointed me yet.