itfitz (10) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This DIPA hasnít made its way to the top of most expertís taste lists by just being "average." Yes, itís strong. Yes, itís VERY bitter. Yes, itís known as "hophead heroin."
Those who complain about Ruinationís lack of maltiness are not familiar with the style, nor with the philosophy of Stone Brewing Company. Stone hit a home run with this liquid gold, and those lucky enough to find it (and fortunate enough to be able to afford it) will surely have a memorable experience.
Gurthnar (4484) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 29, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Craft Bier Fest Wien. Lived up to its reputation, lots of everything here. Lots of bitterness, lots of hops flavour, well attenuated, juicy, citrusy, resiny, orange, great, blood of unicorns. Great beer.
grubypawel (322) - - APR 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour deep light amber with a decent off-white head. A very strong tripical fruit aroma with hints of mango a pinapple. Full-bodied with a medium bitter finish.
scirtes (351) - POLAND - APR 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at BGM 2016. A rather average imperial IPA, medium bodied, with pleasant aromas of American hops.
GuideDogSaint (999) - Xiamen, CHINA - APR 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours hazy golden with a thin white head. Aroma of pine, pine with some citrus. Intense bitter finish.
RajnCajn (11) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyable DIPA, heavy on the citrus based hops and plenty aroma notes in the area as well. Nice color and finish, head hangs out for a minute. Can seem a little sweet at times especially as it warms and more of the flavors come out. Good drinkable beer though, try it if you havenít.
martjoobolut (2517) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at TCBW. Pours golden. Aroma is hoppy, fruity, citrus. Flavor is hoppy, fruits, citrus, caramel. Finish is dry-grapefruit bitter. Overall: good.
Rask0lnikov (435) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 10, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at TCBW 2016. Pale yellow colour. Medium white head. Really refreshing aroma. Mango, tangerines in my nose. Lirs of other tropical fruits. Juicy. Peachy, citrussy beginning. Slightly bitter and citrussy in the middle. Hints of black tea. Flowery and citrussy finish. Definitely on the best IPAs I ever had. Refreshing drink.
thirstyrabbit (1660) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap, TCBW í16. Golden body, tall head. Really hoppy aroma with sweet citrus and floral notes. Sweet malty taste with loads of fresh American hops, citric and piney. Later some peach or yellow plums. Long oily finish. Great DIPA, would really like to have it again.
Melnis (370) - LATVIA - APR 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
First beer after week of work. Aroma quite refresing and hoppy. Taste is what I expected, but nothing more. Pallate could be more advance. But overall is high sue to classic expectation achievement
Marduk (5332) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @TCBW 2016. Clear amber color. Medium size, white head, stays. Looks nice. Floral, citrus, malty, sweet in aroma. Alcohol, fruity, citrus, sweet in taste. Nice hoppy beer. Tad too sweet for me, but you have to cover alcohol somehow. Nice one.