Kiptheyip (46) - IRELAND - JUN 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours bright golden amber. Smell is predominantly fresh piney hops. A lot more citrus comes through in the taste. Definitely some pink grapefruit. Good grain backbone to keep everything in balance. Didn’t blow me away but a very tasty brew
psabotka (46) - - DEC 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Very strong citrus & tropical fruit aroma. Strong grapefruit and hop bitterness hits hard, followed by orange peel and sweet malt to take just enough edge off the bitterness. Good solid body. Fantastic double IPA
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cmiller54hr (45) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy golden into snifter. An assault on the taste buds. Floral/citrusy notes on the nose and tongue. A monster ipa with a more than generous amount of hops. This one stays with you. A fantastic IPA. Come to expect this from stone
demondeacon09 (45) - Tennessee, USA - APR 5, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow. Imagine a delicious Stone IPA with even more hops and even more punch. Stone Ruination IPA is one of my favorite beers, let alone favorite IPAs. A liquid poem to the glory of the hop, indeed.
BigDaddyBlues (45) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A hop smackdown. Before I finished pouring I could smell the hops coming up out of the glass. Pours a vivid golden honey. The taste is floral, citrus and pine. One of the best IPAs it has been my pleasure to drink.
captaincass (45) - Everson, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2009 smells pretty hoppy, not the most punch behind the hops. think i like the ipa better this one is a little sweet and the hops don’t have that kick that i would want from a imperial. a good ale.
liquidcrack (45) - Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
damn good beer. hops, hops, and more hops. a great tasting beer. had it on tap and am glad i have a bottle sitting in reserve. a definite must have on-deck.
victory (45) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2006 I equate this beer with shotgun blast to the face....but in the best possible way. I occasionally have to look down to make sure i’m not eating a floral arrangement. I know that might not sound appealing to some, but then again, neither do other forms of masochism. lots of carbs on hand if i plan to finish off a bottle. What an awesome beer. Listen to the bottle and serve at cellar temp.
slcbrewer (44) - USA - MAY 10, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty much a perfect Imperial IPA. Tremendous hop nose with grapefruit and pine. Nice white head and smooth palate. Flavor was obviously dominated by the hops, but not to make it undrinkable.
billism (44) - Missouri City, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
So floral/fragrant. I could just sit and smell this beer for several minutes. Sweet noble hops with a strong hoppy-sweet flavor to accompany. Surprisingly well balanced for this style and not too extreme as one may get the impression of. Very enjoyable. I wish I could buy this here in Texas. I had to fly to San Diego to get this brew (Needed to go there anyway). Another fine Stone brew.