ajax4 (9) - USA - SEP 18, 2007 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small white head complements the copper body. Aroma of pine and grapefruit. Sweet malt backbone supports a barrage of hops that invoke not only bitterness, but also grapefruit and some floral spice.
campmonster (9) - USA - MAR 27, 2008 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A great beer experience. Smooth and distinguished. Glorious bite and great finish.
shevanel (9) - Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2008 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amazing light amber color with an interesting aroma. Heavy in hops, malt, and alcohol scents. Definately too strong for my general taste. The creamy fizzy alcoholic flavor stays well after you are done. Definately one of the best IPAs out there, but it is not on my list of beers I want to repeatedly drink.
JonL (9) - Toodyay, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2008 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a bottle of this when in Vegas...holy hell! Initial impression of bottled hop flowers with a touch of malt at the back there somewhere - slightly overpowering at first, until your taste buds are bludgeoned into line! By the end of the bottle I was starting to enjoy it,and appreciate its nuances a bit more. We need more beer like this in Aus.
mike69neilson (9) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 20, 2009 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a straw like golden hue with a thin tight head, Pungent citrus aroma, Flavour was a balance of sweetish malt that was well balanced with bitterness, Huge Citrus flavour with a touch of pine hiding in there. Awsome beer one I could drink quite alot of!!! untill I fell over!!
eje (9) - , New York, USA - AUG 2, 2009 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Bitter, strong. Truly ruins the taste buds - my girlfriend was drinking a Midas Touch and needed to cut the flavor - I gave her a sip of my Ruination. True to its word it certainly dulled the flavor of the Midas. A powerful, hoppy beer.
alexlrar (9) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 27, 2009 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 to pilsner. Unfriggin’ believable. My palate is certainly burnt out but this is a tremendous IPA. Very hot/hoppy throughout, which changes significantly as the beer approaches room temp. This may be my favorite IPA.
badgerfan9501 (9) - Alabama, USA - MAR 5, 2010 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love stone, but i would say the ruination lacks the aroma and flavor of the IPA. If it was up to me, I’d load it up with more hops.
yoitts (9) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2010 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hop aroma hits you as soon as you open. Nice hazy pale orange color. Medium body, good, clean, lingering bitterness. A GREAT ale, perfect for my first rating.
nathanh5 (9) - Alexandria, Alabama, USA - MAY 11, 2011 does not count
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Yuk!! The name says it all: This will totally ruin your session palate!! 100% bitter, front of tongue, to finish. Even worse, with each sip the hops build up on your tongue like dirty laundry in your hamper...I don’t know what Stone’s philosophy is with bitter hops, but most of their beers are like this!!