SandK (44) - Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bitter to the bone. A complex IPA that I quite enjoyed. Layers and layers of flavors...mainly grassy with waves of citrus. Good stuff.
jhbeer (43) - - DEC 28, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a golden-orangish color with a bit of haze and an offwhite head that leaves tracing along the glass. Lots of spicy, citrusy hops hit the nose right away, with a hint of bready malts. For such an agressive DIPA, the malts do make themselves known at the front, a bit of nice sweetness on the tip of the tongue. After that passes, itís all hops. Stone is well known for brewing bold, aggressive brews an this is one of the boldest. Strong resiny, citrusy hops spread across the tongue and rush it towards a delightfully bitter finish that lingers on the tongue after the brew has been swallowed. Lively palate, medium bodied with a slight amount of carbonation and a small amount of stickiness as it goes down.
This beer is a hopheads dream and stands proudly amongst the great beer lineup offered by Stone. A must drink.
supermikeyb (43) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Holy Smokes....enough hops to rip the enamel off your teeth!! Its amazing. I love a beer that can back up the hops with some malt substance, this is a great IPA. A must for any Hop-Head.
BJP2006 (43) - Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber, Small off white head ,aroma seemed lacking for such a big beer great hop flavor and bitternes have had this for years and it is a great beer but something has changed sinced they moved the brewery cant put my finger on it but still one of my favorites
Bill86 (43) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Definitely the best IPA Iíve tasted, but Iíve only had a few, nevertheless the name is right BRUTAL hops. This and the 120 minute IPAís are my favorites so far, although i hear the 90 minute is better. 22oz bottle.
Brian2d (43) - SPAIN - DEC 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very clear, golden color. Aroma herbal, spruce, not so much citrus. Taste extremely bitter. Medium body, sticky, soft carbonation. Long bitter finish. Overall more bitter than I like. Seems like a made to beer to taste rather than drink. But definitely an interesting beer.
poorbastard (42) - Bokeelia, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love this beer. Over 100 IBUs in a 12 ounce bottle? How can things get much better. If beers were women I would take Ruination home to meet my mother.
ultracake (42) - salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz bottle $6.50 from whole foods. Very hoppy smells great. Pretty bitter up front but calms down. A great beer but your going to need some huevos to really enjoy it.
thegreat78 (42) - San Marcos, California, USA - JAN 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Awesome hop aroma could smell all day. Very malty kind of sweet...almost too sweet. thick finish cloying????
sirchris (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light orange body with a thin light head. Aroma screams hops, it is a loud citrusy aroma. The taste is very bitter, very hoppy, but this is a good thing. There is also a slight alcohol taste in the middle of the mouth. Excellent beer for a hop head.