robtdaw99 (3) - USA - JUL 11, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful color; lighter than I expected. Great, sharp, hops feel, taste, aroma. Full of flavor but crisp enough to be quite refreshing.
mhanley (3) - USA - MAY 23, 2003 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
For the hop junkie, of which I definately qualify. I'm gonna save a bottle of this for my next cold and then nail them rhinovirusses with the biggest dose of natural antiseptic you can buy. I can't help but think what this would do to those two "No more more bitter beer" guys in that Keystone commercial. Probably kill em just opening the bottle. It would be fun to watch though. Damn this is good stuff.
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!!!
hefehound (3) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2004 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a amber colour with a nice fluffy slightly less than white head. Aroma is of massive hops. Floral, citrus some piney notes. However the beer is not that massively out of balance. There are some malt and honey notes in the intitial taste, then the hops pile it on. Dry and just a bit bitter its the hop lovers dream. I would like to say that it was very very drinkable, but I think one does the trick. After drinking one of these your palate is pretty much scrubbed raw.
madzub (3) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of pine and citrus with bitter, hoppy flavor. Very nice amber/orange color with a long lastng, slightly offwhite head. If you like your beer hoppy, then you’ll love this.
tubeee (3) - USA - JAN 2, 2006 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light orange-gold, with a fluffy, bright-white head.
The aroma is a full blast of citrus and pine, as intense as one of those cardboard tree air fresheners. One orange and one green.
Initial flavor is fruit, then the "hoppiness" of hops, then the bitterness of hops, followed by the "greeness" of hops. Only after the initial assault has passed does a malty sweetness peek through, only to be obliterated by more hops in the aftertaste.
Medium body, with an oily mouthfeel typical of super-high-alpha IPAs.
Burps taste like hops hours later. Really.
jpclotfelter (3) - USA - JUL 17, 2006 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
They say this beer isn’t for the faint of heart and they aren’t kidding. This may be the quintisential beer for those people that love hops. It is certainly bitter without being overpowering or out of balance.
BigHarryDeehl (3) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 14, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like IPA’s in gerneral. IIPA’s are a n occasional treat that I enjoy. This is a hoppy beer that reminds me of Great Divide’s Hercules. Hoppy with a nice malt character. Not over the top hops as others say. There is only so much hoppiness you can get in a beer and the IIPA style is all about reaching that limit. Nice beer.
Gjohnson9894 (3) - Chantilly, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted and fell in love with it at the Stone Brewery. An over-powering bitterness, with a wonderous complimentary malt flavor was never so enjoyed as this treat. If you call yourself a hop-head, this one should be on your top ten list of beers to get a hand on.
bru (3) - USA - DEC 5, 2006 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Again, an amazing IPA. Stone brewery has perfected balancing types/amount of hops in their beers with both their regular IPA and their Ruination IPA. I promise you will not be disappointed.