beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - OCT 20, 2005
Overwhelming and not to be taken lightly? I found this to be a wonderful Imperial IPA but somehow it didn’t live up to my expectations. Fantastic aroma but the hop flavor seems a little low due to some malt overload. It’s bitter but the hop complexity seems one dimensional. Still enjoyable and will try it again. Zeswaft (1773) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2007 rerate. nice that this is in a 12oz bottle. The aroma from this bitch is Two Hearted Ale on steroids. Flavor, again, is super centennial hops and rich malt smoothness. I think might be the freshest i’ve ever had this despite the bottle saying best 8/9/07 which was last week. this definitely awesome.
A strong citrucy hop aroma but not as strong as the normal IPA. Pours copper color with little head. Taste is syrupy and a little too much alcohol shines through. I think the regular IPA is better with nearly the same abv. Run2Drink (1) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2005 does not count
Stone IPA is one of my favorites. This is the extreme hoppy version of their beer. However, it’s not overpowering but very drinkable. bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2005
this was great - nice strong - super strong hop flavor. Packed a punch that’s for sure. I wish i could get stone beers on the east coast Twentys (41) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Smells, pours, laces, great. Tastes a bit sour. Super bitter, delicious, typical citrus-y notes.
HogTownHarry (6872) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
Bottle (650ml). Poured clear copper-orange with a large foamy off-white head. Yes, it’s a Stone - strong fresh hops medley, resiny citrusy malt - very appealing. God, this tastes good! - fresh malt, extremely oak-pine resiny, enough malt roastiness to identify. Finishes quite bitter, but this is an exquisite brew - what’s with these west coast IPAs? Can anyone else make one? I want MORE. Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Rating number 100! This is pretty much a hop monster. Strong hoppy flavor in the nose, and even more in the taste. Amazing balance. It finishes with a sweet almost fruity flavor. An excellent beer! Go Stone! FuntonBunton (61) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2005
I dont really like IPAs especially, this one is pretty dank. Hoppy like a cute little bunny. But its mean like a big wolfy wolf. Meaning that it gets you crunk. The appearance is ok, nothing special I guess. Flavor is exquisite, and it keeps getting better with every sip. Most definitely a Stone brew. SilkTork (5738) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2005
Bottle @ GBBF, 2005. Tastes like a reasonably strong and hoppy ale. Quite peppery. It’s a decent enough beer - but somehow a little quiet considering the tension between the hops and the malt. Difficult not to be disappointed. oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled. Copper colour, white small head. Hoppy aroma. Very hoppy flavour with hints of flowers and weak fruitish hints. Very dry finish and long hoppy aftertaste.