jdskinns (204) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Slightly cloudy orange color with white head. Aroma is mostly sweet. Taste is sweet, and very bitter. I did not like this one very much at all. The sweetness with the extreme bitterness, with nothing in between to balance it out just didnít work for me.
KegOstertag (92) - - JUL 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank from bomber poured in tulip glass. Aroma - perfect blend of citrus and hops. Appearance - golden orange/auburn with medium froth and heavy lacing. Taste - fired wood taste. Bitter but not overly bitter. Enjoyable. Could use a little more citrus for my liking. Palate - same as taste - bitter but still pleasant. Overall - very very good. Almost one of the best double IPAs but a little bitter still.
shroud0fdoom (150) - Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Look: Nice burnt orange with 1 finger off-white head. Smell: Huge tangerine/ mandarin citrus, tropical fruits/ tropical flowers, pineapple (while warms), mild earthiness, spicy, faint alcohol. Taste: Tangerines, mint leaves, passion fruit, more pine needles in the background, alcohol warmth, bitterness builds up yet makes itself known but doesnít leave you with sour face. Feel: Medium light body, velvet carbonation. Overall: There is something special about this beer. Aroma-huge flavor-huge bitterness huge. I didnít get a chance to review this last year (spur of the moment drink). Still is as good, though I remember the aroma last yearís was more ripe than this years.? Canít wait to see what the 20th anniversary Ruination will be like (if mankind is still alive). Highly recommended.
weihenweizen (1983) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into an english pint glass. Pours clear orangeish amber with fluffy medium off-white head. Medium body, low/medium carbonation, little lacing, and heavy grapefruit aroma. Taste is heavy grapefruit, herbal hops, and nice malt backbone. Alcohol is well covered, one of the better imperial IPAs.
closey22 (1072) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange with thin foamy offwhite lacy head; very sharp flowery/marigold aroma feels thick and creamy with some fizzy bite late; Flava is very hoppy/ bitter with sweet notes of caramel; finishes extremely bitter and dry, notes of hay
DCLawyer (1641) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber->tulip. Copper with huge frothy white head. A: huge pine and citrus hops. T: hops upon hops. Thick, chewy pine hops. Big and bold, and really good, but not quite as smooth and satisfying as original Ruination.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, just what I expected when I opened it, but man this is a bitter IIPA, Ruination opened my eyes and this shows how my tastes have changed over 7 years, while still delicious and enjoyable I didnt find myself chugging it like I would have. Good Deep Burn.
ladyhops (43) - - JUL 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprisingly, even after I had coworkers and customers RAVE about this, it was just not as good as I thought it would be. The flavor was lemon-peely and woody, and the hops that it promised did not deliver. The beer poured beautifully and the overall palate was enjoyable and mildly heavy, the color gorgeous. I am not afraid of the big bad hops and this was just not there for me. I would LOVE to try this on tap or just try again, because I am usually so pleased with Stone.
kassner (1392) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Dorothy Lane. This is likely the best DIPA I have had. Great fragrance and big aromatic hops without the sicky sweet note. As clean a finish as one could expect. Golden color and a modest head with little lacing.
EtTuCthulhu (1238) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma of this beer is a mixture of floral and resin hops, diacetyl, and booze, and the appearance is a gorgeous clear orange color with a medium white head that fades to a ring. The taste is quite bitter, mildly sour, and slightly sweet, which emphasizes the hops without the other flavors fading completely away; furthermore, the palate combines a bitter finish, soft carbonation, medium body, and a slick and thin texture.