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RATINGS: 3660   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Bottle and keg: Filtered
Launched: August 1997
Hops: Magnum, Chinook & Centennial
By definition, an India Pale Ale is hoppier and higher in alcohol than its little brother, pale ale-and we deliver in spades. Now one of the most well respected and best-selling IPAs in the country, this golden beauty explodes with citrusy flavor and hop aromas, all perfectly balanced by a subtle malt character. This crisp, extra hoppy brew is hugely refreshing on a hot day, but will always deliver no matter when you choose to drink it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Bottle. Found at Tyler’s Bottle Shop. Pours a clear gold with moderate carbonation and a medium, white head. Pretty much all around the Ruination times 0.5. Even though I enjoy it a little less, in terms of everyday drinking this is more palatable. The hops insanity is very much toned down here allowing you to enjoy the citrus aroma a little more. The body is smoother and the aftertaste more neutral in contrast to the Ruination’s twenty minute lingering bitterness. For 70 IBU’s this is pretty sweet and creamy- no hops onslaught like you would expect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9325) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle. Pine and grapefruit peel aroma. Hazy golden yellow with nice head. Sweet orange and strong bitter grapefruit peel and pine flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2009
UPDATED: APR 3, 2011 1. On Tap at the Falling Rock Tap House, Denver 10/10/2007 Hoppy and fruity aroma. Some carbonation. Amber golden coloured strong in alcohol and hoppy with a grapefruit flavour. Bitter and dry lasting finish. 2. From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010 (As Double Dry Hopped IPA) Big hop aroma. Clear golden coloured very hoppy and fruity with a pineapple flavour. A hint of dryness in a bitter malt finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2007 Nice looking orange-golden colour with a thick lasting off-white head. Nice citrus grapefruit, pine, resiny aroma with some spicy character as well. Flavour is surprisingly sweet and fruity with plenty of malt to back up the hops. Some cookie dough character also ends up in here. Nowhere near as bitter as I had been expecting but a fantastic well balanced IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (8978) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2005
Bottle. Hazy orange/gold with a large head. Aromas are caramel, pine and spices, quite sweet and surprisingly floral - also, alcohol. Flavours are caramel malts with pepper and spices, followed by bitter hops. Lots of pepper on the finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (8931) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2011 First rating.
Sampled from 12 fl oz bottle courtesy of Marsiblursi.
Clear orange color, tan head. Very hoppy scent, sweet sticky with a hint of alcohol. Big mouthfeel with fairly low bitterness (for this type). Hoppy and sweet taste, bitter aftertaste.

Bottle at The Rover, Göteborg. On December 20, 2008.
Cloudy orange color, white head. Fruity and hoppy scent. Fruity hoppy taste. Full mouthfeel, high bitterness.

12 fl oz bottle at 3 Små Rum, Göteborg. On October 2, 2009
Hazy golden color, fluffy lasting white head. Hoppy, acidic, floral, citrus, perfumy, bitter scent. Bitter, sweet taste. Smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness.

Draught at Moeder Lambic, Brussels, for the Stone beer festival. Sampled on September 16, 2011
As "Stone Double Dry Hopped Ruination IPA"
Hazy yellow to orange color, small white head. Sweet, malty, caramel, hoppy, citrus, tropical fruits scent. White pepper, fruity, hoppy taste. White pepper and hoppy bitter aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness.

Draught at Moeder Lambic, Brussels, for the Stone beer festival. Sampled on September 16, 2011
Hazy yellow color, fluffy white head. Sweet, caramel, hoppy, citrus scent. Sweet, caramel, hoppy taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DrSilverworm (8876) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2011 The best affordable beer I have ever tried (the best being Stone’s Arrogant Bastard), I love this IPA so much. It’s a shame I can only find it in one place by the six-pack in Cincinnati (Jungle Jim’s), but the search is part of the fun I suppose. The familiar dark orange color is always a welcome sight for me. The strong but balanced hop flavor satisfies me consistently, but isn’t too hoppy or bitter that my non-IPA loving friends won’t be able to finish it. Such a complex and wonderful flavor, the fruit tones are very appreciated once you try to notice them. Even the bottle is beautiful. I can’t wait to buy another 6-pack of this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (8873) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2010
355 ml bottle. From Seattle, WA, USA.
Clear pale golden colour with tiny white head. Fresh fruity bitter hops and some fruity sweetness in aroma. Flavour is fruity fruit tea like bitterness with malty body. Grapefruit and harsh darkish (Stone) bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (8810) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2007 Oct 2007. Lightly hazy orange body with a modest creamy off white head. Modest resiny hop aroma. Moderate bitterness throughout, light resiny character, very muted citrus notes. Smooth average to medium palate. Hops are pleasant but surprisingly muted. May have sat in the cellar just a bit too long. 7/3/7/3/15. <P>May 2004 Rerate - Hoppier aroma and a lot more resiny than the previous sample. Upped the aroma and overall 1 pt each. <P>May 2004. Thanks for bringing this great find Radek! (and Tim for the wee bottle I took home with me) Golden yellow colour with a solid white head. Nice hoppy aroma and plent of hoppy bitterness but not nearly as much of either as I expected. Fairly well balanced which I was not expecting either. Very drinkable, and a very nice beer but a bit disappointing. I will likely re-rate with the bottle in the fridge and a fresher palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8752) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Not much wrong about this one. Pours hazy orange with stark white head, aroma has notes of big resinous pine, citrus, and a touch of caramel. Taste is sweet citrus, bitter pine, some biscuit and caramel, and a nicely bitter finish. Solid, tasty IPA.

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