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.
portwood (95) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell: grassy, pineapple, citrus, hint of pine.
Taste: sharp and slightly grainy, foamy mouth feel, sweet citrus & caramel.
Finish: fruity bitterness, melon rind, dry pine needles.
(bottled 02/12/16, tasted 04/30/16)
borre_m (1203) - NORWAY - JUN 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly cloudy golden. Aroma is hoppy, but balanced. Taste is hoppy, pine, lots of bitterness.
Lore (1986) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 3, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
clear golden colour, huge, creamy yellowish off-white head; aroma of overripe grapefruit, tangerine, maybe mango, too, pine resin, and some herbal notes; taste is the same with biscuits, syrupy notes and some peppery spiciness; perfect balance of hops and malts! I love it!
LRonCupboard (25) - ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Bitter Phew. Look, itís good, but not worth wetting your kecks over. Kind of like the NZ Sauvignon Blanc trend, the mega hoppy IPA thing will probably fade as the hipsters grow up. Hazy orange, off white head. Big citrus hoppy aroma with slight flowery edge prepares you for..... surprise surprise.... a big hoppy hit that hangs around for ages in a long bitter bitter finish. Kecks remain thankfully bone dry
alvaro78 (209) - Sevilla, SPAIN - MAY 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma intenso a maltas, cítrico y resinoso
Aspecto dorado cristalino
En boca muy balanceada, maltoso y cítrico y amargo al final con resinoso
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
fdomig (753) - MŁnchen, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml on tap at RedHot Munich. Aroma is light mango, light malt. Appearance is light cloudy orange with a small, brown foam. Taste is bitter and light sweet. Medium carbonation. Dry. Good.
ALIBALI (348) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Maracuja/HOPPY/SŁŖ/FETT/rund und JAU!!!! Geilster Nachhall!!! California Style!!!!! Kieler Craft Beer Day 2016 0,1/2Euro vom Hahn und aus San Diego.
Gurthnar (4691) - 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 (378) - 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.