hubcrawler (37) - , Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Pours a clear orange with a frothy white head. Aromas of citrus, hops, and malt. Has a bitterness complemented by a slightly sweet, malty taste and a touch of grapefruit CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2008
Nice fluffy white head. The beer is fairly orange in color. Nice ABV for a simple IPA. Fairly pungent hop aroma. Pine smelling hops. The beer is fairly transparent as well. Slightly creamy. The palate could be a bit better. The beer is full oh hop flavor. The dry hopping did pay off if you ask me. The bittering hop just gets all over the back of your mouth. I love this beer because the focus is all in the hops. Not really much to say about the malts. Overall, a damn good bitter/hoppy IPA that I would love to drink a lot. Stone makes some pretty good brews. I feel the Arrogant Bastard and this are good, but the others are not as good as people say they are. fonefan (50664) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2008
<b>Bottle 66cl. @ home.</b>Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2008
<i>[ Courtesy of Secret Santa ].</i> Light light unclear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, grapefruit, orange - apricot. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (030908)
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2009 Bottle. The Rover, Gothenburg. Golden orange color with a white head. Aroma: Hops, mango, tropical fruit, sweet malt.
Flavor: Hoppy, less sweet, grape, pine, metall. Very hoppy (off-course) but balanced and dry. The alcohol is a bit too strong. WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Bottle. Hazy yellow color, brisk carbonation and a lingering foamy head. Flavor is sweet full bodied malt followed by a big kick of floral, grassy hops. Medium bodied. Finish is lingering, a bit sweet. Good IPA? For sure. Top 3 IPA in the world? Not sure. Would like to try one of these fresh on tap sometime. Will re-rate when I find the fresh version. For now the rating stands.
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Bottle. Pours an orangish, clear color with a white, frothy head. Lacing is very strong. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, and citrus from the hops. Powerful aroma of hops! Thin initial texture with a slick, oily finish. Flavor is bitter all the way, although there is a bit of grapefruit toward the end that is nice. Very good IPA. JaBier (8156) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a mostly clear copper with a big white head. Citrusy and piney hop aroma with just a touch of malty sweetness. No sign of the sweetness in the flavor though. Citrus hops all the way. Quite crisp and delicious, but could stand to be a little more balanced. milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 24, 2009
A very good IPA. Smooth finish, nice hops flavor, some pine. Good citrus aroma. Not much citrus in the flavor though. Its good, but I don’t know if I’m really wild about it. It just doesn’t have a whole lot of ’pow’ to in terms of citrus and hops. Quite easy to drink
LAbrewcrew (7) - , Alabama, USA - FEB 2, 2009 does not count
This is a good tasting IPA. There is a great aroma to this beer with a fruity/hoppy finish. It is a heavier style compared to others. agl108 (1289) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2009
On draft at Cooper’s, Manayunk. Poured light, clear orange with white head. Sweet, hoppy citrus flavor. Slightly spicy. Thin. Fairly simple but strongly representative of the style.