ezra456 (39) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 4, 2005
pours a gorgeous gold/copper hue, with a nice off white head that dissipated quickly with nice lacing. incredibly strong hop aromas with an equally strong pine tip aroma. bitter is an understatement for this IPA. overwhelmingly bitter with a very strong pine tip taste with a nice smooth bittersweet ending. very memorable finish. overall, probably a little intimidating for the average beer drinker; but for an IPA enthusiest.... RAVISHING! purduebacchus (39) - USA - JUN 17, 2008
pours deep gold with a long lasting head, aroma is pine and resiny hops, the flavor has some malt character, the heavy hop flavor is piney with slight citrus notes and very spicy aftertaste. full mouthfeel with medium carbonation. shawn14505 (39) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2008
WOW! This is by far the most bitter beer i’ve ever come across... and I’ve had quite a few DIPA’s. The hops here are quite impressive. Not as much malt as I would have hoped, but still pretty balanced. They ain’t lying when they say it’s "Bracingly bitter". It really is. You have to try it to really understand what they have achieved here. The only downside is that it’s a touch weak compared to other DIPA’s at only 7.7% alcohol/vol. icculus801 (39) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - OCT 14, 2010
12oz. bottle. Pours a clear light orange with a nice white head; leaves moderate lacing. Hoppy aroma, but there’s a bit of bready malt in the background. Flavor delivers as promised, hops! Still there’s a good balance in spite of the high IBU. A very strong offering from Stone. orangenblu62 (39) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Hazy orange pour frothy white head. Sweet aroma but bitter hoppy taste. Unusually tasty for being so bitter. Mild after taste. Not a big IPA guy but this ain’t bad.
RobertLiley1 (39) - - SEP 28, 2014
Very good beer lots of malty Carmel flavor along with hops galore very very good need another Nocardia (38) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - JUN 4, 2012
From a bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with two fingers of white, frothy head. The head lingers for eons and leaves beautiful lacing on the glass like strings of cob web. The aroma is all hops, sticky with citrus grapefruit and resin. Hiding in the nose is a waft of honey sweetness. The first taste is a blossom of pure hops; the heavy flavor is all citrus hops with a backbone of pine. It blends beautifully into that promise of honeysuckle like sweetness I found on the nose. The sweetness on the back end coupled with the unapologetic hop smack in the mouth makes this THE IPA against which I compare all others. This is the beer that turned me into a beer geek. Other IPAs are guilty of just loading you with hops for hops sake, but this beer uses them the way they are meant to be used. Cheers to the guys and gals at Stone for brewing such a gem. djc920 (38) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Ruinous is right! This is truly a well-crafted beer... Intense hops all around. The impact on my nose and palate was impressive, yet I was not driven away by the bitter explosion.... I craved more. There is a great balance between the bitterness and the malty sweetness. Simply divine. Zbong (38) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Very good brew. Hops, hops, hops. The good thing about it though is that the beer is very hoppy, but not so much to the point I don’t want to drink it. Another classic from stone! sbaz040 (38) - phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Not as good as stone IPA.the bitterness overwelmed the fruit taste..