Zekenhoe (4) - Northfield Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2005 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite Imperial IPA. Reminds me so much of their 5th Anniversary. Malty with a slightly sweet taste. And then come the hops. An almost overwhelming (but in a good way) hoppy aroma and nicely bitter. Pretty close to being hop candy.
hopshopshops (4) - napoleon, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This has to be the best beer ever made. I am a huge fan of hops and I can’t imagine a beer having more than this one. Wonderfully bitter too. If you like to "torture" yourself with powerfully hoppy/bitter beers like I do than this is the beer for you.
bcasper (4) - bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 14, 2006 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Ruination pours smooth with light head filling the glass with a rich amber ale that has a very intising appearance. It goes down smooth with a hint of citrus leaving the palate awakened to the incredible world of hops.
Mule (4) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2006 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer doesn’t hurt as much as the label would have you believe, but the bitterness is lasting. I picked up this bomber after an evening of drinking hop deprived IPAs, and it certainly did the trick. I wasn’t in the mood for any malty complication.
caswayno (4) - USA - JUN 24, 2009 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
great ipa but 18 bucks for 6 pack you cant drink it everyday. I made a clone of this beer and it cut the cost in half.
MalReever (4) - , Delaware, USA - SEP 25, 2009 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tremendous pine and citrus hop aroma. Medium body, good sharp carbonation. 100+ IBUs gives a whole mouth bitterness, just incredible.
BeantownVol (4) - USA - FEB 22, 2010 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer definetly feeds the urge to have a bite as well a great drinkable IPA from one of the great innovators on the Left coast.
PapaSteve54 (4) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2010 does not count
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am new to craft beer drinking and rating. I was provided four beers and tried them, and am now rating them, together. They were Stone IPA, Stone Ruination IPA, La Chouffe, and Great Divide Oak Aged Chocolate Yeti. Of these four, my favorite was Stone IPA, then the Yeti then this one and finally the La Chouffe. Since I am new to this, I’m not sure of the technical differences between this beer and the Stone IPA, but on this one initial tasting I seemed to much prefer the Stone IPA over this beer.
Bryan (4) - USA - AUG 6, 2003 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
seductive aroma with a smashing palate. excellant example of an IPA both fruity and dry.
swtchcrook (3) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2004 does not count
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Three Floyds, get off your high horse. This ale is quite possibly my favorite beer ever. beautiful pour, just slightly cloudy,with an AMAZING aroma. The taste truly is ruinous, and oh so bitter. Not being a fan of sweeter PAs, this one just took the almighty Sierra Nevada off of my numbewr 1 spot! Perfect in every way!!!