Chupa LaHomebrew (12) - Gahanna, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2004 A surprisingly drinkable evil hop monster. Medium body, dry finish with very spicy hop notes. The bubbles combined with the hop bitterness explode across the palate like a balast of pop-rocks. Enjoyable, and the best part was that it was not overly cloying or sticky on the toungue. I prefer Stone's regular IPA, though.
Elmowl (12) - Annandale, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy golden color with decent head. Aroma reminiscent of sinsemellia. Hops dominated from start to finish - citrus rind and pine flavors - dry and bitter with only a hint of sweetness. If you like hops, you canít go wrong with this one. Pucker up!
MinetoKuroda (12) - Nihombashi Chuo-ku, JAPAN - AUG 26, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap. It is Gokujo no Umasa da. Incredibly well-balanced. bitterness is long lasting but it is not iyami na shitsukosa. Muscle but shinayaka.
hawk1 (12) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bitter and well balanced. Nice head. Full bodied. Delightful and memorable
BarrettMiller (12) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Oggiís in Orange - small foamy head, light amber color, has a slight oak flavor in the hops.
Speciarii (12) - Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a nice frothy head that dissipates quickly.
Aroma: Hops are front and center; citrus and a touch of fruit and spice.
Taste: The bottle claims that the hops will have a "ruinous" effect on your palate, and although there is a lot of hop flavor I didnít find that it deadened my taste-buds. Lots of citrus, earthy, spicy and floral notes. The malt adds a fruited bread balance,
Texture: Dry and crisp with warming effect of alcohol.
Drinkability: I had this on my want list for some time and I am glad I tried it. I prefer the balance found in the Levitation Ale.
Presentation: Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.
xpandnz (12) - - SEP 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Boom! Such an explosion of flavours. The nose gave hints of grapefruit and strong bitter citrus notes. The initial taste is mind blowing. A beautiful mix between sweet malt and strong hop bitter and flavor. Easily one of the best IPAís up there. In my top three along with the wonderful 90 min IPA and the sessionable 60 Min. Would recommend to all.
BigMikesNC (12) - Brevard, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A hophead's hop grenade. This one will definitely satisfy your craving for that killer beer.
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Tabbe (12) - NORWAY - JAN 14, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruination really lives up to itís legendary name. Be sure to finish your evening with this brew as it will destroy your palate for hours to come. Looks like itís little brother, Stone IPA, but the hop profile really sets this brew apart from itís brother. Unbalanced but who really cares? This beer is all about hops.
Chief (11) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow!!! How about them hops? Lusciously copper colour. Definitely flavoured. As soon as the bottle was open, it immediately smelled like a fresh hop field -- Yum! Yum! Wonderful head with nice tiny bubbles. Good lacing. It spanked me. I still feel the sting!!