hopslammer (30) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Holy Beelzebub. Iím thinking the guys who wrote this label knew what they were talking about, but no! I didnít listen. Now the next beer Iíll have is going to be tampered with. TOTALLY WORTH IT!
It pours a nice orange golden hue (like a sunset, almost) with a very powerful and lingering aroma. Proabaly the best and longest smelling beer (by that I mean, usually as I get closer to the bottom of the glass, the aroma dissipates accordingly, but not here) Iíve had in a long time/ever. Not only that, but they say this is a bitter beer. And itís true! Too many times I hear "this is a brutally bitter beer" and it tastes sweet to me. Well, Stone backs up their claim and even now, a good 3 minutes since my last swig and I can still taste/feel the bitterness. Luckily it isnít so bad that itís like taking a taste of a hop pellet (homebrewers, you know you do this! but only every so often.) so there is a sweet relief in there somewhere. I canít discern any specific malt flavors, but man...if you like hops, youíre gonna LOVE this beer. But follow their advice and have this last otherwise the beer will do as itís name implies.
EricTeusink (116) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Westmeisterís Birthday Beer Tasting Extravaganza Beer #11. The final beer of this epic day of celebration. This was a good beer, but, in the uber competitive field of IIPAís, I donít think this rates near the top. Poured a very pale amber with white head. Scentsof ctirus and alcohol on the nose. Finish was a bit too bitter for me, although the food pairing may have had an effect. Stoneís easy availability and this beerís low price point for the style will probably lead me to trying it again. Bottle - Westmeisterís House - Cumming, GA
TimsRatings (83) - - MAY 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ridgewood (Raleigh).
Powerful hoppiness. Not a bad thing - but it could harm your ability to taste your next beer. Maybe not Palate Wrecker harm, but the hops stays on the tongue.
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tacox1985 (2) - Kawasaki, JAPAN - MAY 22, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a best beer in my life!
Stone Ruination IPA is one of the completed form of American IPA.
This beer has a strong aroma hopís smell and a extreme bitter taste, but you will drink this next to next if you love IPA.
If you like IPA style beer, you should drink it.
novels (342) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed the double dry hopped version of this on draft at Mariaís in Chicago. Very fruity, citrus, some pine, with hop complexity that steals the show. Some great lacing left on the glass, with a solid light amber/copper color that entices you to drink faster. Super good!
salvaticas (131) - - MAY 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour, bright orange/amber, very cloudy. Incredibly pungent aroma of citrus and hops. Excellent classic IPA taste. Not too strong for an Imperial.
DGluch (5) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not as bitter as advertised, but still more bitter than I prefer. Overall a really good beer, those guys at Stone know what they're doing
- Drink & Give Thanks to The Lord
Ret12 (377) - Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was one delicious beer. Not for the faint of heart, very hoppy with a strong malty alcohol kick as it goes down. Very smooth and very drinkable.
shrevis (8) - Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazingly hoppy. This is a favorite that I will grab whenever I can find it (which is easier said than done compared to living in Escondido)
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toffsbury (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light brown/amber with a reasonable head, not too much retention. Aroma is fruit and flowers, nice and rich. Taste is bitter up front and at finish. Lots of flavours chase each other around on the tongue, but bitter wins out in the end. This is a happy pour.
wedgie9 (1590) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 5/11/13 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle purchased at a grocery store in Arizona. Pours clear orange with a thick white head that slowly recedes to average, messy lace. The nose is full of hoppiness, ranging from resin, to citrus, to floral, with just a touch of yeast aroma and a bit of bread malt. The flavor is really just dominated by hops and bitterness, with the same touch of bread malt acting as a bit of a balancing agent. The body is medium with a bit of a sticky texture, average carbonation, and a long, ridiculously bitter hoppy finish.