VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
660 ml bottle shared with Tom and chums. Pours a clear orangeish clear amber with a short lived white head. Aroma is very hoppy, herbal, citrusy. Flavor is orange, citrus, malty. Finish is very hoppy, solidly citrusy, lots of hops in there. Solid. Medium body, soft mouthfeel, average carbonation. Solid Imperial IPA.
Tstandiford (10) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A big in-your-face beer
Opens up with a heavy malt flavor, followed by bitter hops. This beer was shockingly heavy to me. It's a sipping beer, that makes your mouth a little sticky. I would not recommend drinking this on a hot day, instead try it with something ultra sweet.
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puboflyons (2591) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle marked drink by 8/28/13. Just made it. It pours orange-copper with busy carbonation leading up to a long lasting moderate head. The aroma has a big piney hop character as well as a definitive butterscotch buttery maltiness and some tropical fruits. Very interesting and worth a decent grade. The body is medium to bold with an astringent texture. The taste also has this butterscotch undercurrent along with the biting hop bitterness that lingers and languishes at the end. Really worth the 10-year wait
Dr_Fellini (898) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a very hazy amber color with a thin quickly fading light tan head. Aroma is full of floral, citrusy, fleshy-fruit hops. Taste is a strong citrusy bitterness with a fleshy-fruit sweetness. Light to medium in body with a lasting bitterness in the finish. Extraordinary beer.
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a wisp of off-white head. Piney-citrusy hop aroma. Taste is hops, hops, and more hops. Let’s face it, this beer is about one thing... delivering the maximum amount of hops possible without incurring some kind of government fine. But if you’re a serious hop-head looking for a beer that lacks the subtlety of getting kicked in the nuts by RuPaul, you should give this a try!
brewballs (214) - USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Most excellent brew! I had a pint of this! Hoppy. Laces the glass with a foam. Hints of barley and floral. Bitter wash down. Each glass is a revelation. One of the best by Stone.
Wordsworth (136) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour at Pinthouse Pizza. Pours amber with a tiny white head that fades into a ring with no lacing. Smells of citrus, hops, caramel, and maybe a hint of honey. Taste is piney and bitter with a syrupy sweetness that flows into a long, consistent hoppy bitter finish. Great beer.
jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great strong aroma. Orange-yellow nice look. Hoppy taste, attacks the palate with a tom of hops!
igneous1 (1517) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear, orange/copper color, head is thin and beige. pine dominates the aroma, with plenty of citrus in support. caramel malts with plenty of fresh fruitiness as well. mouthfeel is quite thick, with a lot of buttery caramel, and pine/grapefruit to match. surprisingly well-balanced for an IIPA. very nice, but I’ll still stick to the original ruination.
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear amber, moderate white head with good retention and lacing. a lot like ruination but amped up tropical fruits. caramel, citrus, floral, mango, stone fruit, slight solvent. very bitter, medium sweet. medium-full body, oily feel, bit warm. honestly comes off as maltier ruination than it does a hoppier ruination. a ruination that’s actually balanced.