paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 26, 2005
Spectacular beer. Pours copper, with a thin head. The aroma is of citrus and hops, with a hint of flowers. The flavor is the perfect combination of hops. Bravo. I liked this better than the Ruination, and its available in a six pack. leninthedesert (116) - Nevada, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Lovely, hoppy aroma...very open and clean. Appears coppery-gold with a slight haze. Taste is bittery-floral - opens into a perfume-bitter arrangement...dries out on the palate to finish smoothly. Great beer...incredibly complex IPA.
MacNJ (116) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2015
I believe that I first tried this gem a decade ago, and yes, I went purely on the logo. If you haven’t tried Stone IPA yet, now’s the time. The appearance, nose, taste, thirst quenching attribute, and after bite all point to excellence. I don’t often indulge due to its price tag, but Bell Bev in South Philly had a great sale. Cheers! Aggy360 (115) - Anchorage/ Vista,CA, Alaska, USA - MAY 18, 2009
A hazy yellow ale with an airy white head. Citrus nose with some pine the malt aroma is hidden but there. The taste is hoppy with a good balance of malts. It is sweet and bitter, a good IPA. A strong medium body beer with a nice lingering hop taste. Overall a well balanced IPA. deprogram (115) - Renton, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2003 12 oz. bottle Stone scores again (surprised?) with this fist-sized cousin to the beautiful 22 oz. works of art we all know and love, or should. Don't make the mistake of drinking this out of the bottle, though - there's a big beer inside of there, with an assertive hop character and brilliant, clear golden hue. A worthy IPA, and less intimidating than it's brethren.
drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 22, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2008 Very golden, not much if any red. Long lasting head. Sweet, peachy smell and taste, even a little lemony. Smooth finish and not quite as bitter as many of its peers. A little alcohol warmth too.
[Tasted next to a Bear Republic Racer 5]
The Racer is more red color; more apiricot and pine flavor; and more bitter. The Stone is much sweeter, smoother, and lemony-peach. Dastrn (115) - Warsaw, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Bottle. Light brown, clear pour, moderate head. Big floral hop aroma, with some citrus undertones.
Grassy hop taste, with just a little fruit. Very hops, very bitter. very delicious.
fantastic IPA. This beer defines what an IPA should be. bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2002
This is my favorite IPA so far. Great hoppy flavor and aroma without the bitter aftertaste. A must try if you are an IPA fan. RPillsbury (115) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2009
Cask at the White Horse’s American Beer Festival 2009. What a perfect beer for the summer weather. As I sat in the sun I found the floral, pine and hops aroma thoroughly refreshing. Absolutely full of those classic IPA flavours: citrus, pine and a lasting bitter finish. Wonderful. 4theluvofbeer (115) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
Nice golden colour...white head that sticks. Pine and citrus aroma. Nice hoppy flavour and a bitter finish that goes on and on.