Weedking4 (33) - Stratford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Comes as advertised. It will ruin your palate and any beer you have after that. Very tasty and easy to drink though, just donít expect to have anything else that night. Pours a very golden yellow clear colour. Pretty solid over all.
icmac (33) - Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a somewhat hazy golden color, a gorgeous beer. The smell is of hops, quite nice. The taste is a hop explosion in your mouth, bitter and tasty. Quite a nice IPA.
jnate24 (33) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good ipa but was not overly impressed for the price. Something like $9 for a 22oz. bottle. The flavor and bitterness is there but it could use more citrus and floral notes to round out the experience. Might try again but not any time soon.
StouterRick (32) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one isnít as sweet as most of the other West cost I.I.P.As, that I have tried. The hops do there business and a middle of the tongue maltyness balances it all out; this is very good beer!
N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Itís from Stone, itís an IPA, itís called "Ruination" - hop-driven goes without saying. The back of the bottle talks of the íassaultí on your taste buds and the way it "permanently ruins you from being able to enjoy lesser beers.í If you want to have a battleground in your mouth, then this is for you. If you think that ípale aleí is a poor manís IPA and every IPA would benefit from being doubled or imperialized or oaked, then this is for you. If you think every porter should be a baltic porter and every baltic porter should be a Russian Imperial Stout, then this is for you. Forget ever having tried a saison, or a mild ale and from now on cease to look back with fondness on that stolen bottle of Red Wolf that you drank in a friendís backyard while skipping school one day lo those many years ago. Youíre a man/woman now so put on your big boy/big girl palate and stop wasting time with beers that donít rip your taste buds off, after all, the bottle is threatening you.
twcguy (32) - USA - JAN 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong pine aroma, nice hop nose. Not much malt balance. 2nd best local IPA. Alesmithís IPA is a better choice by far.
hickey (32) - Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is a staple in my fridge. Coming in 22oz bombers, this beer packs a punch while delivering all that should be expected from a solid IPA. The beer is bitter and "ruinous" on the palate. It is flavorful and provides the ultimate hop experience. Though it is storng at nearly 8%, it is well balanced and very drinkable. Enjoy!
fallingleaves (32) - Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium: Six 12 ounce bottles
Provides an initial jolt of hops, but uncomplicated in its lingering effect on your palate.í
porter4porter (32) - Florida, USA - APR 2, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This IPA is the real deal. Heavily hopped beer, aroma is fairly light, bitter and alcohol finish - but I didnít taste the citrus many others claim, a good IPA and worthy of your time
tashi (32) - London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Rake with the Stone guys. This is the first really convincing double IPA Iíve tried. The hop strength goes without saying but rather than stripping the palate it installs itself somewhere in the back of the head, allowing you to enjoy a nice balanced beer... and maybe another one...