steelers37 (62) - little ferry, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
aromasof citrus and pine. sweet malt balances great with big hops. very good but not as bitter as expected.
BeNobleDark (62) - Allendale, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2007
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This IPA is the best i’ve had. Absolutely fantastic in every way. Gorgeous head with a stong, full bodied flavor. There’s nothing like a kick of hops to the mouth! There is none better than ruination. If you’re a hophead, this is your ultimate beer.
amee16 (62) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours a light golden amber with little white head. Aroma: not much really, some hops and some slight citrus. Flavor is like biting into an orange or lemon peel. Very bitter and sharp ending with an oily woodiness. Quite tasty!
zethca (62) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2007 Bottle. Huge hoppy citrusy aroma. The best IIPA I’ve had so far. Great hop bite but surprisingly balanced especially as it warms.
GrungyBob (62) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, pous alight hazy amber with sofy white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma, Huge pine and citrus and somesoft fruity sweetness. Taste, softsweetness mixed with strong pine and citrus hops. The hops overpower, tart grapefruit finish leaves dry mouth and hops linger and continue to turn your face inside out. I love it.
lucklys (62) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It poured a hazy burnt golden-orange that was randomly scattered with tiny streams of carbonation. It held a gorgeous two-finger thick, creamy, milky white head shaded with buttery hues that lasted quite a while thanks to its excellent retention, and left lovely sticky lace in sheets along the glass. A nice collar formed around the edge as the foam dissipated and the liquid beneath cleared of the initial haze to a glassy orange amber as it warmed. ---
The nose was very pungent with lots of pink grapefruit juice and crushed pine needle hops that threatened to sting my nose, but at the same time seemed softly floral (thanks to the Centennial hops), keeping it perfectly balanced. Once my senses were wide awake, which took only one or two whiffs, there were some very mild sweet malts that presented themselves in the background. Hints of light lemon zest and maybe something pineappley, dried grass and hay spyhopped their way through the strong grapefruit and pine somewhere along the line, too, though more so as the beer warmed. Throughout the time I took just holding my nose over my snifter, the aroma never lost any of its spice or zest and remained hop central til the very end. Blissful and sinus clearing! ---
I started a relationship with Ruination and while the passion-filled riptide of extreme hops immediately overwhelmed me, it slowed down as the first sip reached my stomach, leaving a long-lasting piney bitterness holding onto my taste buds for dear life. Each sip afterward was continuously filled with dramatic pine needles and grapefruit rind hops and never left me disappointed (until I finished the beer, of course). Undertones of sweet pale malts rolled out from under all the hops for the briefest moments right at the end, forming an arching backbone just looking for a good, quick scratch before being washed over by a final wave of lemon peel and herbal resin. The mouthfeel was consistently medium, especially with the rich flavors, and was rather silky and creamy even with the good amount of spicy carbonation. It wasn’t exactly smooth, but it was easy to drink and really quite delicious.
Thinker (62) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice hop aroma, very clean smooth bitter taste that ends in a great hop finish. Best IPA yet!
OKBeerFan (62) - - FEB 16, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This IPA is Phenomenal! Pour in a tulip glass. Serve at 45 degrees. Mmmm.
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IPABevyGuy (62) - New York, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden amber pour with a white fizzy head, pretty cloudy. Smells piney and hopy. Body starts citrus, then becomes malty, finishing with pine and some serious hop bitterness. Beautiful beer all the way through, very well rounded. If you are into pine and a lot of hops this is for you.
FuntonBunton (61) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I dont really like IPAs especially, this one is pretty dank. Hoppy like a cute little bunny. But its mean like a big wolfy wolf. Meaning that it gets you crunk. The appearance is ok, nothing special I guess. Flavor is exquisite, and it keeps getting better with every sip. Most definitely a Stone brew.