neurbob (27) - - MAY 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to tumbler. Clear, Golden. Fairly good head.
Aroma: pine, grapefruit, medium malts, slight alcohol
Taste: What do you expect? Bitterness prevails. but still feels balanced.
Moderate carb, long bitter/ citrus hop finish but I donít think it ruins most bold food tastes. Certainly they slayed the hops here but IBUing is not really an extreme sport.
OwainTurner (422) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very very good IPA. Very tasty. Grapefruit and all that jazz. Plenty of hops, not dry bitterness. Lovely.
ReadySetToke (12) - - MAY 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Drank from the bottle, has a dull citrus / hoppy smell to it, absolutely delicous on the palate. Has that sharp bite that other IPAís just donít have, and 8.5% abv you canít go wrong! Not as bitter as you might expect, but has a wonderful SUPER strong hop flavor to it. This is gonna be my new go to beer, via 6-packs at my local specs ; )
J_man (796) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yet another "I canít believe I havenít rated this already" beers. Medium light yellow color with a foamy white head and dank, catty hop aroma with a touch of citrus. Very strong citrus pith and pine bitterness rolls over the tongue with prickly deliciousness. Just enough honeyed sweetness to support the assault of hops. Light bodied and not cloying in any sense other than a strong hop bite. Finishes with a nice light malt aftertaste and lots and lots of sticky bitterness. I bought this specifically because Stone is retiring this beer and bringing out a new version of it. I remember when I first tasted this years ago and thinking it was insane (which in an absolute sense it still is), but the growth of high IBU IPAs over the years has made this simply ahead of its time. Iíd forgotten how tasty and drinkable this beer is and Iím a little sad now to see it go, but Iím looking forward to trying the new 2.0 reboot of it. So long Ruination IPA, you helped make American IPAs what they are today!
firefly765 (184) - - MAY 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle pours a medium yellow color slightly cloudy with a white head the dissipates quickly. Moderate pine aroma. Huge hit of hop bitterness upfront. large mouth feel. Medium level of carbonation. A bit harsh in the end.... just
dambor (179) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light yellow with medium head. Aroma: a lot of grass, herbs and some citrus. Taste: very grassy and refreshing, nice hops strike in the palate. ABV very well hidden, especially because the beer seems super refreshing and drinkable. Good one.
DwarfeD (1673) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle at home. Somewhat hazy orange with a medium white soapy head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Pretty bitter with subtle fruity tones. Pine, grapefruit, citrus, caramel, pineapple and spices. A very tasty DIPA.
cbnz (87) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2015 Draft @ Monterey Bar in Berlin
Appearance: Copper colour, thick white head
Aroma:Pine, citrus, floral, caramel malt
Taste: Grapefruit, lemon, floral, caramel
Palate: A great relatively simple hop bomb with medium body and carbonation
Dorkenstein (142) - - MAY 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is very floral hops and some sweet caramel malts. Taste is red grapefruit and sweet caramel malts in the middle of the tongue. There is some peppery, crackery bread notes that finish.
MarcoDL (2963) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden color. Aroma of hop and pine mostly. Taste is very bitter, with lots of pite, and some dry grassy hop. Dry mouthfeel. Good strong dipa.