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RATINGS: 2330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5161) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2007
Aroma is very hoppy, mainly the fruity ones, grapefruits. Orange coloured with a lasting, off-white head. Taste is a bit sweet and offcourse quite bitter. Very hoppy, mainly the fruity ones but there is pine and flower as well. Big knock-out this one. Donít let it be your first beer of the evening.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2007
Bottle. Pours a nice copper, with a big, shiny, off-white head. Aroma is, of course, tons of hops, grapefruit and pineapple being the most prominent. Flavor is textbook Double IPA, strong maltiness, and aggressive hops of all sorts. This beer, however, manages to be noticeably aggressive, and suitable for rapid consumption simultaneously.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJester (2451) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2007
Pint bottle. Pours copper orange with a beige head that quickly recedes to a film. Strong aroma of American hops, and maybe a little malt and spice underneath. Iím not sure. Taste is more balanced than I expected, as the hops initially wait in the background, allowing sweet caramel malt to make its presence felt. Then the hops step forward, overwhelming the malt with orange, pine needles, and spice. The bitterness lingers through and beyond the finish. Alcohol is well hidden; you feel it more than you taste it. Creamy mouthfeel. Good.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
blackmurder (236) - Whitaker, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Pours a beautiful rusty orange color with a small frothy head. This beer has a strong earthy/piney flavor along with the typical hoppiness IPAs are known for.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chadje (206) - 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 canít 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 Iíve bought it and certainly wonít 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 Iíve 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 (1270) - Duluth, 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.


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