NateBarnett (69) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy orange amber. Aroma is floral and sweet citrus- grapefruit. Tastes of bitter hops with light, complimentary malts and a little alcohol- a bit acidic. Overall very good.
Khaggerty118 (69) - Olney, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very sweet and bitter ipa. Almost so sweet and bitter you don’t taste it (makes no sense I know). This beer, just tastes amazing. The initial flavor is extreme bitter, followed by what I thought to be sweet caramel. I prefer the dogfish head 90mipa but this is a good second.
DougHnut70 (69) - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ;)