wade1point0 (69) - Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
In bottle with @gmellison. Pours vitamin b yellow. Light head. Smell is all floral and hops. Hits your palate super hard and has a sharp clean taste for being 8.2. Better cold. Really great overall if you’re craving that hoppy bite.
joefflin (68) - USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent IPA, nothing to outstanding, thought it was kind of average, but the bottle is sick.
gorlandi (68) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very pleasing aroma, pours light. One of the best IPAs I have tasted, the hops are very bold but not overwhelming. It is very lively on the palate but doesn’t destroy the palate. This would be my epitome of an IPA.
DougHnut70 (68) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 4-pack...Hazy, orange with a thick almost-white head that leaves quickly. Smells of sweet honey and malts but tastes like a typical Cali IPA/DIPA, then tingles the tongue (hence the name RUINation), and has a very bitter, sticky, resin aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Even with those comments, I like this one a lot as I lean towards the DIPAs anyway. Must be a hop lover to enjoy.
SBor02 (67) - Delaware, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
After pouring it was evident that no hops were spared in this brew. I immediately noted a citrus and pine aroma along with a pleasing hazy orange appearance. The head retention was so-so, but I think that had to do with the fact that I pulled this particular glass from the dishwasher where I use a spot remover, which kills head retention in my home brews. This beer had a medium bitterness that did not linger too long and was very enjoyable throughout the entire drink.
kev1001 (67) - Montana, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Pours orange with a medium head. Lots of citrus going on with some pine. Slightly sweet but that is balanced out with the bitter hoppy flavor. I like how intense this beer tastes compared to the relatively low alcohol content for a double IPA. This is a pretty balanced beer with lots of flavor.
Oristo (67) - Orinda, California, USA - DEC 17, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clearly, after the Stone IPA, it was a surprise when this was more civilized. The appearance is as good. The nose more balanced. The taste and finish were very rich and multi-layered but the overbearing and long-lasting hops finish of the standard IPA was replaced with something more manageable. (22oz. bottle)
Ni209 (67) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2003
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2003 ah yeah, this is what its all about. a nice bitter aftertaste lights your head up and actually tastes good when it warms up. drink it you fool!
alabamajohn (67) - Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have to admit I feel like a wuss for not loving this beer. It is just too much for me. Intense is an understatement. Would taste graet in a 2 ounce sample, but a whole glass of this resiny stuff is challenging.
Ported (67) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Beautiful Dark orange with a brilliant white head(it really is great looking). Floral hops, pine, grain, and grapefruit. Nice crisp bitterness. Slight marks off ’cause I don’t like grapefruit, but very good otherwise ;)