BirdTurglar (5) - USA - FEB 28, 2008 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bought this beer at Beers of the World in Rochester. Well worth the 6-7 bucks/22 oz bottle. A must, in my opinion if you like IPAs.
N8lol (5) - USA - MAR 21, 2008 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This thing lives up to its name. I consider myself a Stone person but when I had this for the first time it destroyed me. Goes down hard and sits in the mouth just daring you to try something else. Great great beer.
bronco817 (5) - USA - APR 10, 2008 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Loved it Iím a IPA lover and this was one of the best Iíve ever tried, Nice head and clings to the glass nicly, the hops are like an explosion they hit your nose first then follow right to the pallet, with a nice bitter taste and a smooth drinkabilty, beautiful color great finish, and a very balanced beer even with the high ABV at 7.7% this beer is a great session beer, the flavor is just great from star to finish. Stones make nothing but the finest beers, from the bastard to this.
BasharTeg (5) - USA - MAY 14, 2008 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The fact that Stone can put so much flavor into a beer this bitter is amazing. One of the best beers Iíve ever had.
Simcoe (5) - , California, USA - JUL 15, 2008 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An experience worth having, but not repeating, at least not very often. This is a great beer for learning about the difference between centennial and cascade hops, but give yourself half an hour before tasting any other beers to avoid pretty serious flavor distortion. There is a lot to be learned from this beer; we often learn to taste the presence of certain flavors in smaller concentrations by reference to an exaggerated example.
ONUpharmD (5) - Carroll, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2008 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was the best IPA I’ve ever had. Had it on tap from Barley’s Ale House. Pour a golden honey color with a wonderful citrusy, floral aroma. Great taste of hops and a very floral, herby flavor. Great beer. Will definitely drink again.
Plan9 (5) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2009 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Cloudy pale copper color with a thin tan head that faded quickly. Nice nose of skunky hops. Extremely bitter with a light malty sweetness to help balance it out. you can taste the alcohol a little bit, but not too much. I prefer Stoneís standard IPA.
cdpike (5) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2009 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured into Sam Adams sort of reverse-tulip
Pours a nice sunny golden light orange. Not a ton of foam, but that might be my fault. Nose is very citrusy with a good amount of pine and light maltiness. Not a ton up front, but still pretty full bodied. For some reason Iím having a hard time pin-pointing specific tastes except just that of a Stone beer. BIG bitterness and not a lot of alcohol sweetness. Crisp malt flavor with a LOT of citrusy pine. Tons of big bittering hops on the way down and somehow a moment later a bit of freshly milled crystal malt comes through.
The only real "criticism" I have for this fabulous beer is that as with most double IPAs its "drinkability" is still somewhat limited. The humorous writing on the back of the bottle is not kidding about ruining your palate. Donít expect to taste a whole lot in other beers for the rest of the night. Lift another Ruination instead!
As always, this beer and brewery has lived up to its name and reputation. Although still not much really need be said about this beer but that itís another gem from Stone. Iím ruined!
stpiker (5) - USA - AUG 25, 2009 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice D-IPA... intense hop flavor & aroma, yet enough malt to give the beer a nice balance. Potent alcohol kick, but the hops definitely overpower the alcohol.
jwweaver77 (5) - Clayton, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2009 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice copper color. I loved the citrus flavor hidden in with the bitterness of the hops. You better really like hops to enjoy this beer! That being said, I loved it. One of my favorite IPAís.