beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2004
Aroma: Citrusy, grapefruity hop over caramel/toffee malt.
Appearance: Darker gold color, low head retention.
Flavor: Grapefruity and flowery hop flavor. Nice malt backbone and flavor. Well balanced flavor.
Mouthfeel/Palate: Nice and assertive bitterness,which gives way to sweet maltiness. Medium mouthfeel.
Overall: Straightforward IPA, but good stuff. BearBrewer (86) - New York, east village, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2004
big robust hop nose.. piney, a little cirtusy... pours clear and golden witha big fizzy white head. Head leaves pretty quick.. lotsa hops.. hops hops HOPS. great taste, clean crisp in the mouth. Cut right through the curry I was eating. Fantastic brew. madvermin (86) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Pours a cloudy yellow/gold, head is white and not as plentiful as I would have expected. Whatever head was there disappeared quickly. Smells hoppy and has deep floral notes, with a bit of honey mixed in. Simple, yet pleasing aroma. Taste is similar, as it doesn’t counter the bitterness of the hops with much of anything, but is not too bitter (in my opinion) as to be unpleasant. Leaves a nice sticky bitter coating in mouth and is very crisp from start to finish. Alcohol is not noticeable at all, and each gulp does down easy. Simple, well done IPA. Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Had on tap, it’s a glassful of pale gold ale with a small head. The mild aroma has some minor hoppy and citrusy notes. The laid-back taste surprised me because it did NOT come on strong. Medium mouthfeel somewhat watery with soft carbonation; not high on my list of crafty American IPAs. Hanan (86) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Very solid, above average IPA, dry hopped as advertised, plenty of hops. If in an IPA mood, can’t go wrong. Love that Costco has a great deal on a 24. Otherwise hard to find it less than $8.99 for a 6r and $9.99 normally. and there are equal or better IPAs for a dollar less.
bigred22 (85) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 6, 2011
It is just solid all the way through. It is floral, but not overwhelming. Malty and bitter just like it should be. Not quite as floral as some others I’ve had, which is why it only gets a 3.8. I love Stone beers, but the IPA is not any better than some others I’ve had. warriorx99 (85) - USA - JAN 28, 2006
Bottled. This beer pours a nice copper color and has a very bitter hoppy taste with a dry finish. The aroma is that of hops with strikes me as a somewhat fruity hint. I can’t admit to being a fan of really hoppy dry beers and this one certainly didn’t change my mind. wickster (85) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Maybe I just expect too much from Stone, but this one I found to be a very run-of-the-mill IPA....if anything a bit lacking.
Overall there are way better IPA options in the $10/6pack area for my tastes tipsytoad (85) - JERSEY - OCT 29, 2008
Beautiful hop aroma, like lemons squeezed on freshly mown grass. Lovely bitterness and good malt backbone. Excellent. PaulHegedus (85) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle. This is golden orange in the glass with a half inch white head, medium carbonation. There’s loads of pine in the aroma, fresh pink grapefruit, sliced apricot, lime juice and zest. The body is medium, coating, slightly oily. There are waves of lacing on the glass. Malt and hops are really well balanced in this. I taste lots of pink grapefruit, pine, wood, fresh sliced avocado in the hops; the bitterness is strong and inviting. Finishes fairly long.