Hartung32 (197) - Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I love IPAs and Stone; but this is not one of my Stone favorites. I hadn't had this in a few years, but my recollection of it wasn't great. It's good, but very one-note. It's a good hoppy beer, but there are many better hop bombs.
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beerbrains (22) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2014 floral hop aroma (a little different, but really, really nice), , golden color, clear, minimal head, lacy, heavy bitterness, with a long bitter finish and somewhat salty. I’m not a huge hop fan, but if you are, you will love this. To me, it’s bitter as it’s going down, but the finish is unusually awesome.
mensch (242) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoy by 3/4/14. I’d like a lot more aroma, really enjoying what’s here. So clean and smooth. Plenty of bitternesss, but a little light @ 8.2%. I could drink a few of these, maybe it’s a "session DIPA."
NeZZeN (6) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, enjoy by 03/04/14.
Well, my first try of the NEW Ruination.
Being a long time fan of this brew I had to seek this one out fresh. Stone increased the malt bill to bring this up to 8.2% from 7.7% apv and subtlety changed the bittering hops. This IS still a hop bomb for sure. Same minimal white head and great lacing. The aroma is big citrus and a little piney. Taste is bitter grapefruit and lemon zest with a little pine and a nice smooth malty sweetness that, tastes way better balanced to me.
And just when you thought it was over, the hops come back with a vengeance.
A true ride for the tastebuds! Well tweaked Stone!
Emmerson2305 (15) - Fortaleza, BRAZIL - JAN 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Muito aromática. Pinho, cítrico. Amargor forte e persistente. Bem encorpada no malte. Final seco. Pouco se percebe o álcool, mesmo sendo 7,7% ABV. Predomina na boca o gosto do óleo de lúpulo, resinoso, de madeira e fruta citrica azeda. Lembra sumo da casca de limão. Cerveja única
Woweezowee (23) - Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m not huge west coast IPA fan, but you can’t go wrong with this bitter bomb. I like a little more going on in my beer, but this one does piney bitterness to a tee. Highly recommended, but be ready for a "knack knack".
sic1314 (2586) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured clear golden with an off white ring. Aroma of big citrus and floral hops. Medium body, some sweetness, flavour of grass and pine, very bitter.
beeratarian (77) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Now bottled in 12 oz. for 11.99 a 4 pk. Aroma is soapy and piney, dank. Pours a nice clear orange/golden. Flavor is very hoppy and slick from oily resins. Soapy, piney and bitter. Claiming it is 8.2% now, it’s still as drinkable as ever. Always one of the best IPAs out there. This is the beer that got me hooked on craft beer 12 years ago. It still stands out in a sea of IPAs.
Mep3222 (315) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty and hoppy aroma, some piney and some fruity. Get a peachy mango like hop aroma as well as the piney. Flavor is very balanced and full. Nice malt balance to the hops. Primarily get a piney resinous hop flavor with a bitter finish. Would like more citrus hop balance, but is a very good beer if you want more piney but still very balanced.
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varanid99 (435) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gold pour with a tight, long lasting white head. Aroma is huge - citrus, pine, malt, resin. Taste - slightly sweet, floral, bitter but not overwhelmingly so. Grapefruit comes through a little as the bitterness starts to fade, then it feels a bit thick and syrupy. Fantastic beer