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RATINGS: 2216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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At the height of the heat in the heart of the summer, we felt that the only cure was a raging mouthful of fresh hops and malt. Caution: May remove enamel from teeth. This is Lagunitas IPA pumped up by about 30%!
IBU: 72.41


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chadje (194) - California, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Pours a nice light amber color. Tastes very smooth and good with a different bitter after taste.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pinolian (3) - pinole, California, USA - JUL 22, 2007 does not count
Wow! This is one smooth Double IPA. Hoppiness and clean finish is unique and refreshing. My Local keg supplier is currently unable to get kegs of Ruination. I have only tasted in bottles and can’t wait to taste it on tap.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Bottle from Corral Liquors in Granite City, IL. Pours a clear orange with a creamy, off-white head. Sweet toasty malts and both spicy and citric hops with a light alcohol note in the background. Medium-bodied and slick, it is moderately carbonated and finishes bitter and dry. The flavor is of sweet caramel and citrus upon hitting the tongue, dry and quite bitter at the swallow. Light alcohol presents itself upon exhale and the aftertaste is a long, lingering, resiny, hop bitterness that squeezes the back of your tongue. This one is a hop bomb, and while I love bitter/hoppy beers, I was left wanting more from the malts to help balance things out.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2007
22oz. bottle poured into a glass with a tapered stem and large bowl. This glass makes this beer look really nice, very amber in the stem but a beautiful reddish-orange in the bowl. Very little head but quite a bit of nice lacing. Strong grapefruit flavor with a good amount of hops. Sweet. Nice mouthfeel. Good bang-for-your buck with this brew. Not the first time I’ve bought it and certainly won’t be the last.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Nice to see this one in six packs now. Great aroma. Along with Victory Hop Wallop, this is one of the best DIPA aromas I’ve smelled from the bottle. Smells like lots of Centennial hops to me. Very light, golden color. Great SRM for a DIPA. A slight bit more heavy in the mouthfeel than I would want for a full pint. Just a little more attenuation would make this closer to perfect. good 8oz pour of this is excellent. A very nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sthlm (1255) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2007
[Bottle, thanks Marsiblursi] Pours reddish-amber with a small white head. Somewhat fruity, and hoppy taste. Taste is citrusy with strong hops. Pretty average.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 6, 2007
Bottle. Poured a clear amber color with a medium white head. Good lacing. Aroma of citrus and pine, with a little caramel to it. Flavor is citrus with a strong bitter finish. A pretty good double IPA, but nothing I need to go out of my way to get.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 6, 2007
Looks like most ipa’s. Heavy ipa taste at first followed by a remarkably neat finish. went well with parmesan cracker bread.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2007
Had this one bottled in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Wow. This was crazy good. Clear, light orange pour with all kind of things happening in the nose. As one might expect from a IIPA it was very heavy on piney, floral and citrusy hops, which carried neatly into the flavor, dominated by grapefruit, rose and black tea. Finished strong and clean. Wow. An almost perfect beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2007
Bottled. Thanks Marsiblursi. Clear amber colour. Black currant, berry jam and tea are all very prominent in flavour. Jam-like flavour profile(no, not Zinfandel Wine) with tea here as well and a good bitter finish. Every thing about this beer is of a plain IPA. Aroma hops, flavouring hops and bitterness. 7, 5 would always be on the edge as I see it. Very much house character, with the tea.


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