auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2007 12 Oz. Bottle. Fairly rich aroma of plum sauce and orange blossom in a bit of dance with prickly pear and beaming floral resins. West coast hops dominate as expected. Pour of an even deeply hued golden, with a thin rim of white head. Wow. Flavor is incredibly sweet and lucious. The hops almost play background to an incredibly intense florally fruity malt, that carries a gentle current of citrus reductions and pleasent curries of planty resins. Not the least bit harsh or vegetal. A full mouthfeel, with rich creamed malts and a hint of cream of wheat, with raisins, brown sugar and maple syrup. Finish with lifting bouquet of galangal and tarragon. rybowen (105) - Los Angeles 90039, California, USA - MAY 27, 2006
Incredible. When I want an IPA, nothing will scratch the itch like a Stone IPA (well, maybe Stone Ruination IPA). Simply incredible. I wish there was a way to mainline this stuff. 505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - MAY 25, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2006 An excellent beer, mint/pine/sweet aroma, very nice. Hits hoppy and bitter, pine, but then bitter and sweet finish. Only fault is a lack of body, but a damn good, very drinkable, hoppy IPA. GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2007 Pours golden w/ full, semi creamy, spattered froth. Hangtime is good reducing to a partial dusty canopy w/ a few spattered islands. A nice fluffy ring is persistant. Aromas of brisk flowery hops and just slightly malty. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers creates a semi creamy texture. This brew is bold, sharp, and forthcoming yet very well blanced. The hop profile is so fresh and inviting yet slaps me in the face as I walk through the door. Very brisk and free like a savage butterfly. The malt component is like a wallflower. It just blends in beautifully. Big citrus rind lingers on the finish turning to asprin and digging in deep. Overall: this IPA is amoung the elite. Brisk, fresh, clean, and leaves a lasting impression. Highly recommended. Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2006
Robe dorée très claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche épaisse en dentelle qui persiste. Arômes de houblon herbacé, d’épices, d’agrumes et de sucre. Saveurs de malt caramélisé, de houblon herbacé et d’agrumes.
jhwarfield (125) - USA - MAY 21, 2006
Bottle. Poured yellow with white head that disipated quickly. Nice hops aroma and taste. not a particularly full bodied taste. Blackbarrel (116) - new york, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2006 Hoppy as can be. Reminded me of ginger, pepper, lemon grass. very rich and drinkable.
Have to add a caveat to this beer: because of its extreme hoppy-ness, your breath will smell "beery" for much longer than you think, as I found out even after a very thorough floss and brushing!
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Just pure bitterness.
A bit thin and uncomplicated. If what you want is hops you get it. jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2006 12 oz. bottle: pours a golden yellow with a good inch and a half of head. aroma was a full floral bouquet of hops with some malt. Flavor is full of hoppy goddness, cirtus, pine, with some malt character balancing, but this one is on the hoppy side of ipas. Really enjoyable. had with hot wings, palate was oily. Awesome brew
Draught: golden color with about half an inch of head. The aroma was still or floral hops, however I felt like this batch was stiving more for balance than for hoppiness. I’m not sure if it is the beer or if my palate is just used to heavier hop content. Lots of citrus flavor that heads to earthy notes as it warms and finishes. Palate is slightly oily. This is a very nice IPA BeerDude78 (91) - Brick NJ, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2006
Pours a very hazy amber color. Beer has a mild hoppy taste to it, also has a very well balanced malty aftertaste to it. The hops in this brew have great flavor, with grassy, pine undertones. Also has hints of citrus in it also. Very good!!