chargerfanjess (129) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 13, 2006
Hazy orange-gold body with a fluffy, well retained, clingy white head. Fresh, juicy, citric grapefruit in the nose, thanks to the Amarillo hops. Sappy resins are also noticeable, along with a soft hint of caramel malt. Super citric, resinous Amarillo hops smack the palate, backed by a caramel malt backbone, which is present, but hides beneath the hoppy punch. Medium bodied and very easy to drink. A great IPA, and one I’d love to have on a regular basis. Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Pour is clear orangey amber with a smallish dense off white head...smell is strongly pine with notes of grapefruit...super hoppy...taste is strongly bitter, but somewhat thin...nice wooly hop flavor though...quick bittersweet finish... jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2006
Tap. Cloudy pour. Godlen color. Aroma of hops is incredible. Very strong tasting. A wonderful IPA. Clean dry finish leaves the hop taste in your mouth. deltamarik (50) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2006
Wow... this thing is not for the weak-minded or faint of heart. This is one absurdly hoppy beer. Nice golden color. It will take all but the biggest hopheads a long while to drink, but the flavor is good if you can handle it. NNCRed (17) - Idaho, USA - JAN 10, 2006
1 pt 6 oz bottle. I opened the bottle and - wow! - talk about a hoppy floral aroma. Poured a nice hazy golden color with a white head. Good lacing, small carbonation action. The taste was overpowering with hops and bitterness - quite nice. Very, very good beer.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2006
(01.06.06) One pint, 6 fl oz brown bottle purchased online from Beeronthewall.com. 7.7% ABV. Bottled labeled as best by 02.16.06. Clear reddish orange hued ale having a large long-lasting white head with good lacing. No discernable carbonation. Hoppy flower aroma. Medium bodied that starts with light malt sweetness and intense citrusy (grapefruit) and hop flavors. Finishes with light lingering bitterness with grapefruit flavors. High hop profile but not aggressive at all. Well-balanced hop flavors with good malt foundation. An outstanding hoppy imperial IPA, one of the best that I’ve tried so far. Went well with my Italian style pasta dinner. Another superb offering from Stone Brewery. MarkBarnes (419) - Waterville, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2006
Jan. 6, 2006; 12 oz. "bomber."</i/anaheim1983 (140) - Anaheim, California, USA - JAN 6, 2006
As heady, bready and full an aroma as I’ve encountered in *any* brew . . . Not quite as bitter as the puffery would suggest (or, at least, not as bitter as the Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA I had last night). But, this double IPA definitely has some "junk in the trunk," with a chewy bottom-end that makes this brew a meal. Another outstanding offering from an exceptional brewery.
Over the top hop...but ok its what youd expect....good to age...good for now....light orange to light red in color great head and as usual for stone great palate...always clear bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2006
"Poured a nice amber color with little head which left quickly. Smelled of citrus and pine. Strong hoppy taste. I am beginning to like IPAs this one was good, but hard to say which is which." RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2006
The strong aroma of hops had me salivating like Rover in Pavlov’s experiment. The solution is a golden-orange with a perfect off-white head. This beer introduces itself to the mouth like Louis Armstrong blowing the trumpet---ooh the bitter-sweetness of hops! The hops perk the tongue and leave that magnificent nutty flavor lingering long after the fluid has left the mouth.