Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 2343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TechMyst (167) - Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2007
Got a bomber from Binnyís. Ended up trying this at a little warmer that what I would like, but I donít think it will affect my rating. Quite a bit of head, hazy copper color. Full bodied, leaving a slick palate. High malt profile, nice bittering on the back end; no bee-sting nectar but still good. Tons of lacing which caked in rings down the glass. Faint aroma on this. This is good for sipping or slamming, so the drinkability is high on this. High alcohol content is not noticable. I actually thought this was their IPA (first offering Iíve tried from these guys.) But it is thier IIPA, they state itís their IPA upgraded about 30%. Good but not overwhelming. Then I thought why does it have to be big; itís very smooth, so my criticalness ended up melting away.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Clear copper orange body, medium creamy beige head. MF- chewy, resiny. A tad restrained in the hops department for the style; grapefruit, pine, soapy/sticky, hardly any sweetness. Short finish. Similar in flavor to Alpha King, but with a more oily texture. Well-rounded and never harsh. Not the most groundbreaking IIPA in the world, but still definitely good and great for the price($9 / 6).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4460) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 29, 2007
Orange colour, firm white head. Aroma: lots of hops and florals. Flavour: bitter, lots of hops and the dryness hits you in the face.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5337) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJester (2542) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chadje (209) - California, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Pours a nice light amber color. Tastes very smooth and good with a different bitter after taste.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, 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.

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