joesf35 (78) - Margate, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper color with a beige head. Medium carbonation, and nice mouth feel, not too thin and not too soupy. The aroma is floral, pine, slight citrus. Taste is awesome, a lot of hop flavor. Floral and piney hop flavor. The malt backbone is amazing and well balanced with the hops.
HumbertHumbert (77) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The sum of the parts donít quite add up to the whole. Beautiful pine and resin hops and cakey malt sweetness wrestle just a little too much on the tongue. Left with the impression of floor cleaner, but in a good way..."no, itís a dessert topping!" Rich and complex with some distinct vanilla and juniper. Every mouthful offers two distinct flavors.
JAG55 (77) - OíFallon, Missouri, USA - APR 27, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2013 22oz. bomber poured into pint glass. Another great beer from SB. Very similar to it?s little brother their standard IPA. Not as nice a head and presentation as the IPA. Clear light golden color with creamy, fluffy and tan head. This is a hop beast with hop aroma all over and bitter taste to perfection with nice malt balance to the finish. Big, smooth and creamy body. This is IPA - WANT HOPS!
beermanusa (77) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice reddish orange color and formed a nice bubbly off white head and left some nice bubbly circular lace. A decent amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of hops, citrus and some floral aspects. The flavor is of hops and citrus with a slight hint of herb. The finish is light and just a touch bitter and extremely astrigent. You wonít be able to taste any other beers for the rest of the day!
Alasdair (76) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 26, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Disturbingly drinkable hop-juice, with a lingering teeth-coating bitterness.
Jmacatiag (76) - , California, USA - OCT 4, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stone Ruination IPA. Another great beer from Stone. It pours out a clear golden with slight amber hue. It was a nice white head with respectable retention and slight lacing. It looks like a good beer. Justifiable because it is a very high quality brew. It has a strong aroma of hops but you can also smell slight citrus and floral notes throughout. Be sure to savor the aroma as you drink this beer. The flavor is just as strong as the aroma, if not stronger. This is an IPA through and through. You can definitely taste the hops throughout the beer and finds its footing early in the drink. Medium carbonation holds itself very well and is very refreshing. If you like IPA, then this is a must have.
ShawnC (76) - - SEP 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
AGED 2 YEARS. Found in my cooler. Golden cider like. Light lacing. Very muted nose. No hops slight malty nose. Very mellowed hops malts not quite strong enough. Thick mouthfeel but a little unfocused. A little boosy. A fun expirament. But nothing great.
---That dog will hunt!
madsneergaard (75) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Donít know how old this is, unfortunately. Looks very hazey in the glass. A golden orange color.
The nose is a lot of tropical fruits like pineapple and mango. Some pine and resin mixed with sweeter fruits like oranges, tangerines and grapefruit too. A slight malty backbone; toasted breadyness, maybe even a slight amount of caramel???
Taste follows the nose. Big hoppy bitterness right up front which moves into more balanced, malty flavor in the middle. Aftertaste is pretty bitter though. Not extreme, itís in a nice balance. Big grapefruit character in the end.
Overall, pretty good IIPA, but not the best Iíve had. Maybe the bottle is not that fresh??? Still, very good stuff!
Smallprint (74) - - JUL 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 660ml bottle, beautiful looking beer, a translucent, sunset orange with a thin, slightly off white head. Huge aroma, great example of an IPA, citrus, grapefruit, orange, mango, very fruity. Taste is quiet a lot of bitterness, not as much as I expected, but still a lot, with all the typical fruit flavours. The taste lingers for a long time, the carbonation is medium as is the body. One of the best IPAs out there, though Stoneís regular IPA is a good competitor.
HartManSam (74) - Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not that fond of memories come to mind when I think of this beer. I do believe itís time to give it another try and re rate this.