TomTron (348) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
300th review WOO! Pours a clear, deep golden with a sudsy white head. Aromas of HOPS. Took a sip and my tongue feels like it got slapped by someone holding a fistful of hops. Has a good bit of maltiness as well that I wasn’t expecting but still bitter as hell. Definitely on the same plain as the Ruination and also Green Flash’’s Palate Wrecker, but doesn’t seem to "destroy" my taste buds as much as I thought it would. 300 down, and so many more to go. CHEERS!!!
tdmuel (244) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a clear burnt gold color, bubbly white head. Huge nose, lots of pungent bitter citrusy hops, almost overwhelming , nice pine notes, very boozy, and a little bready malt in the back. Not looking forward to this. There’s overwhelming citrusy hop bitterness up front on the taste, tons of booze, thick piney hops coat your mouth on the finish. I knew what I was getting into, but I think my "absurdly over-hopped mess of a beer" phase may be over. It’s exactly what it’s supposed to be so I can’t knock it for that, and I have to give it some points because I love Ruination from time to time. This is bordering on undrinkable for me though.
Kroney (140) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours dark orange with a thin white head and heavy lacing. aroma is tropical fruit, strawberries, pine resin, and just a touch of crystal malt. flavor is similar to the aroma with some alcohol warming through the middle and huge long lingering hop bitterness at the end. another outstanding beer... though like mentioned earlier: this is extremely similar to the newest enjoy by 7/4, with just a but more hop punch.
hapjydeuce (921) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Stone Company Store in Oceanside. Aroma of citrus, sweet malt, hop resin and rum cake. Deep gold color with fading white head. Flavor starts sweet with undertones of earth and grass. Bitterness immediately comes in and lasts with grapefruit citrus and orange peel. Medium bodied. Personally Ilike Ruination better, this is impressive, ruinous at that. I prefer my DIPAs with an exceptional amount of balance and bright, crisp peppery finish. Leans a little sweet.
Chudwick (1715) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - pours deep gold with white head and great lacing. Nose is cat urine. Super hoppy and mild malty backbone. Underwhelmed.
TimsRatings (345) - - JUN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 22oz bottle.
Poured a lovely gold with a two inch head that quickly dissipated. Mild aroma.
Was told RuinTen compared to Enjoy By, but that whereas Enjoy By screamed of fresh hoppiness, RuinTen takes its hoppiness in stride - ready, willing, and able to strip the enamel from your teeth (but in a good way).
I don't disagree with that.
Powerful hoppy flavor that stays on he tongue without blasting away the ability to taste a beer ala Palate Wrecker.
Glad I was able to grab two bottles.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sathorael (145) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a rich amber with massive off white head. Aromas of pine resin and a barrage of earthy floral notes. Taste is huge hoppy flavors of pine, grass cuttings, grapefruit, and citrus. Finish is dry and hop forward with a brilliant lingering bitterness. Very VERY earthy beer.
NeZZeN (6) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured a nice clear burnt orange,small 1/2 finger head, decent lacing. This is one of, if not the best, DIPA I’ve ever had ! The aroma hits you right in the face HOPS..HOPS.. HOPS. Nice citrusy/resinous aroma. The taste is a balanced bitter/sweet and lingers forever. I don’t know if this could be bettered in any way. This is the way I remembered it from last year, smooth on the palate and delicious. Don’t wait to try this fresh, as it does not age well.
krumbum (357) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Clear glowing amber color. Amazing warm hop smells. Deliciously balanced hop warm smooth wow. A perfect way to highlight a great beer with the perfect brewing of it. Delicious!!!!!!!
kewlhand (8) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Crisp hot bite with a hearty malt backbone. Well balanced. Nice copper color with a thin head.