jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2006
Great hop beer, maybe the most satisfying. Deep orange ale, mildly toasty, firm malt background, with the most assertively perfect hopping in the industry. You realize what is there (or isn’t),while debating the possibility that another brewery in America could be making better ale - NOPE !!!!!!!! Lowe1983 (1634) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2006
Pours a clear orangish/amber color with thin white head. Aroma is of plenty of hops and citrus. Flavor is the sames with lots of hops. Very nice bitter finish which was very nice. A very delicious IPA Capa (3448) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2006 Poures a clear orange color with little head that diminishes quick. Aroma is hoppy to high heaven. Also has citrus and a little bit of earthy tones. The flavor is hops with some citrus and pine notes. Hops, hops, hops. Has a bitter mouth and finish to it. Great IPA MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2006
Thanks so much Brad, much appreciated! Dark, orange pour, with a large creamy custard head, leaving scads of lacing. Hop-a-saurus aroma, witha syrupy pine and honey side, with some malt to balance out the aromatics. Piney hops fill the mouth, and the receptacle appreciates, bitter as all get out. Bready and sweet bread. Great! My palate hath been ruined due to the massive hopping! Long bitter finish. Greg , you brew good beer! Thanks! Immy (1958) - Virginia Beach, USA - FEB 8, 2006
Bomber. Pours clear gold, lots of carbonation. Big white head, dense lacing to the bottom of the glass. Nose is floral with some citrus. Yikes! Flavor is intensely bitter, white grapefruit peel. Hops. Serious hops. Somewhat dry, bitter finish. This beer really snaps off the tongue! Still like their standard IPA better...
harmless (20) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Simply put, this is a great beer. It really needs to be served at cellar temperature to get the most of this one. A nice orange color with a strong citrus and pine scent. The flavor is all hops from start to finish. Yummy. ChazMania (669) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 6, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2007 Quite simply one of my all time favs! It is crisp and big, yet smooth. It’s full and round and complex. I love Stone beers and this is in my top 3. Full hops and warms up my insides all the way down! Love it.....This beer began my hunt for the best double IPA’s. This one rawks!! SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 4, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2009 In the bomber bottle. Visually, this beer looks just like Racer 5, but has more of a yellowish head. Aroma is suggestive of wet cork. Has a grapefruity hop aroma, but nothing off thge scale. Floral in fact. The palate is on the rough side due to the high hop content, but again, not off the scale. In fact, the tongue tingle due to the hoppy palate is quite pleasurable. This is not quite as barkable as SN Celebration, but somehow seems smoother and easier to drink. I’m not sure that this was even as hoppy as the regular Stone IPA. UPDATE 2/2009: don’t let this age for several years because it gets very lemony and loses its pizazz! boto (2263) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 3, 2006
22oz. bomber: This one pours a slightly hazy, slightly orangish darker golden color. There was a fair sized white head that drops off somewhat quickly. The aroma is definitely hoppy. It is a good mix, with notes of pine, grapefruit, orange. The taste is quite good. The hopiness is right upfront and strong, but not as overpowering as I thought this one might be. Medium malt body behind the hops, but you can’t taste it at all. There are a few that are better, but you can get this one most anywhere. ehhdayton (1188) - USA - FEB 1, 2006
The aroma is a complex mixture of orange, grapefruit, and floral hints. Pours a golden amber with a decent white head. At first the bitterness is surprisingly subdued but quickly begans to assert itself. The finish on the palate and the aftermath see the hop bitterness grow and linger.