Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2011
Bottle: medium gold pour with a thick white head.
Aroma is caramel, pine, citrus.
Flavor is medium sweetness with a nice balancing easy floral/citrusy bitterness.
Very well balanced and super drinkable. mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2011
Bottle. Copper colored with an ever so small white head. Lots of pine in the aroma with some grapefruit citrus coming through as well. Taste is initially sweet and lightly fruity. This gives way to a some grapefruit and a light bitterness that lingers to the finish. The bitterness never overpowers, and is really quite a nice compliment to the sweetness. I had this on tap earlier but was no where near as impressed with it. theoberlander (8) - USA - APR 13, 2011 does not count
12 oz. bottle. Doesn’t pack the wallop of its Ruination brother, but it compensates by offering a bit more balance. The color is orange and the aroma is of course dominated by citrus. A great IPA. DiarmaidBHK (5373) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2011
Nice hop aroma on the nose. Pours dark golden with a typical amount of white head from draft. Big citrus flavors on the tongue. Lingers nicely but not as long as I expected. The thing about Stone’s beers is the way the pinch you in the nose after hitting you over the head with a brick. Definitely not for everyone. Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Bottle. Clear golden orange with a head that has good lacing. Smells grapefuitty and very dank. The hops are just bursting out of this one. Tastes of uber floral and resiny hoops that almost has a spicy quality to it. There is not very much balance here, but it sure is a hop lovers dream. The finish is quite bitter and last for a bit. A very good ipa.
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - MAY 19, 2011
12 oz bottle from 6 from corner store. really bitter, but has sweet aspects to the flavor with some good fruity flavors, peach? certainly a beer i’ll have again soon but not necessarily exceptional. hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Why does an IPA expire 2 months after it is first available in the state?IPA’s were brewed to survive long ocean journeys due to high hop contents.The most bang for your buck out of Stones brews.I will be buying Sierra Nevada for the holiday weekend for half the price of this over- rated swill. mzaar (3552) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2012
Ovanpå den orange ölen vilar ett livligt skum och dofterna från glaset är rent sköna av apelsin, rosenvatten och örter. De beska smakerna i munnen finns kvar länge, och där finns apelsinskal och knäckebröd. Riktigt god. Voodoo (689) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Poured with a chill haze.....it also had some bits floating about, perhaps conditioning yeast which had become unattatched. The smell was pure brewery, it had a true malty aroma with heavy hops presence. A heavy mouthfeel which sat on the tongue and a taste complementing the aroma with high malt and a thick but subdued hops taste which is in full balance. Excellent, but for the chill haze. quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Its like grapefruit, except its beer. I remember years ago, when I couldn’t stand IPAs, and this was horribly bitter. Interestingly, now I taste mostly grapefruit (and less of the grapefruit-pine blend I tend to like most in IPAs now). This actually tastes more oaky than piney. And, needless to say, I now like it. Thank you for corrupting me, Holy and Jerry (not related to any Jerry who rates beer on here).