bwbeall812 (27) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAR 27, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew is one of my favs. Like the description says, it will completely ruin your palate for other similar beers. Extreme hops make this beer very bitter but great balance makes this one smooth all the way down.
pollardjt (27) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This IPA is like a kick in the face. Hops galore, bitterness abounds, it’s absolutely everything an IPA should be. Just make sure not to try and drink your yellow fizzy beer after tasting this. . . it’ll actually taste worse than before.
maxa9 (27) - , Washington, USA - APR 14, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. Bomber. Snifter. Purchased at Fred Meyer, per usual. This was my first favorite DIPA, and after having made the circuit of outstanding beers such as Pliny(s), Dreadknaught, Dogfish Head 90, Hopslam, and all the others...Ruination RULES!!! Can’t believe I strayed from this beer for 3 months. It is the best. The Aromas scream for attention. The Flavors as well. The palate is perfect. This will always be the gold standard for me.
Hopcrazy (27) - Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
nice pour - copper color - cloudy. Hoppy aroma, hoppy initial taste, hoppy end. A most wonderful hoppy experience overall. One of my all-time favorite IPAs
CH47 (27) - Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Will have to rate this one again when I can get a fresh sample.
This was a few months past prime in my opinion but still boasts quite the backbone.
Beerology (27) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Still not able to see the huge diff between their regular IPA and this one but it is an awesome beer for sure.
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digrod (27) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Piney hop aroma. Tastes of clementines tangarines kumquats. Basil. Burnt grass. Complex and fantastic
Wildo67 (27) - USA - JAN 7, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hell yes, that about sums it up. A ton of flavor and an aftertaste to die for.
rodgers004 (26) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Singular, bold, orgy of hoppy goodness. Effervescent hops define this beer from aroma and flavor to its long lasting impression.
geographylists (26) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Like others have said, very hoppy with quite a bit of bitterness. This doesn’t taste like other Stone beers as that stereotypical grapefruit flavor is weaker. Full aroma. Somewhat less head, however, than most IPAs. Personally, I like Arrogant Bastard and Stone IPA better, but this one’s definitely worth a try.