mhot55 (99) - USA - JUL 29, 2007
"aroma- citrus, floral, resin. appearance is a little a clear honey color that looks crisp and clean with bubbles bursting to the top. mouthfeel- you get hit with the hops at the beginning, middle and end- yet there isn’t an overpowering bitterness- a good strong one with floral and citrus undertones. Malt is present in the middle- minor sweetness, nothing thick or sticky- just a mellow malt presence. This made the body feel a little thin but the hops make up for the malt thinness. Just as ggod at the beginning as the end. Has all the tastes of a good IPA without overpowering the senses- citrus/grapefruit, floral, pine. VERY drinkable " jrob21 (3835) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Pale orange color. Big west coast IPA hoppy flavors. Grapefruit, pine, citrus. Nice hoppy aromas. Love this one. Right after the regular pale you really taste the extra hop jazz going on. Learninbeer (651) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2007
Drank on June 24, 2007. The aroma was a moderate to heavy hoppiness with a little citrus smell. The head was small to average, creamy and off-white in color. The head lacing was fair, the head was mostly diminishing. The body was hazy and the color was orange. The initial flavor was moderate bitterness with the finish the same, the finish was average. The body was light to medium, the texture creamy and the carbonation soft. This is an excellent beer! robforbes (2268) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2009 old rating: StefanSD (2468) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2007
pours a semi-cloudy amber-orange with a small foamy white head, good lacing.
smell of light grapefruit, dry leaves, hops, a touch of citrus, and grass.
taste is creamy yet crisp, grapefruit, lemon, bitter hops, slightly metallic, grass, and danelion, bit on the watery side as it warms, leaves mouth dry, ends bitter.
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2010 Bomber, Pours a slightly hazy copper-amber color with a medium white head that has good retention and shows some sticky lacing. Aroma of weedy hops, citrus, and some sweet vadalia onions. The flavor mirrors the aroma with a little spice thrown in. Mouthfeel is full and satisfying. Finish is medium and hoppy and clean. Overall: First rate IPA
Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Rated 7/26/07. Bomber in Las Vegas, NV. Clear, dark golden color with a rocky white head that settles to a thin film. Wonderful lacing. Aroma is primarily grassy, herbal, and lemony hops. The aroma is strong, but not as overpowering as many dry-hopped IPA’s seem to be. The flavor shows strong herbal hops up front, with a decent amount of buttery malts to back up the hoppy punch. Definitelt some pine resin in there too. Medium body. Very crisp and sharp. I’d prefer a little more malt to balance things out, but this is a very good IPA nonetheless. jdp (59) - Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Had this on draft back on 11Jul2007. It was the cask version specially hopped with Simcoe Hops. Nice golder/copper color. Nice hoppy smell. This beer had great hop flavor but an almost surreal hop sweetness (unlike any other beer) and smoothness. I could drink this version all day long. Bottle the Simcoe version please. I’ve had the regular bottle version of stone IPA and it is good... but this is awesome. cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Lite copper with smallish fading head. Obviously hops are featured on this piney,grapefruit aroma, and the taste displays a citrusy floral hop explosion. Nice IPA troysworktable (109) - Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2007
22 ounce bottle. Damn, this is a great beer! adamjf (9) - USA - JUL 23, 2007 does not count
The pour delivered a glass of golden-yellow ale tinged with orange. A thick, foamy white head developed and stayed around. The lacing was very good.
The aroma was rather complex. Primary aroma: fruity, citrusy. Secondary aromas: caramel, cherries, hint of cloves, hint of caraway seed.
The taste just about knocked me out. There is a very bitter "kick" when the ale first meets tongue. The hoppy bitterness continues and finishes with another "kick" at the end. Primary flavor: grapefruit/orange citrus, that is well balanced between the two. Secondary flavors: caramel, slight lemon, slight floral.
I will definitely be having a few more bottles of this in the near future.
Not an IPA fan, but if hops are what you want hops are what you get! Very bitter. Tastes like a becks on steriods.