EricDanger (23) - USA - JAN 31, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a true heavyweight contender for champion of the IPAís. Really smacks you right in the mouth. A right hook of hops, and a straight jab of bitter palate ruining goodness. Truly a liquid poem that contains a roller coaster of emotion with every drink. Step into the ring if you dare.
BFassburg (23) - El Paso, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Even for an American IPA this beer has a lot of hoppy bitterness and itís sweet malt backbone can hold up to it. It has a very hoppy aroma with hints of citrus. Flavor has hints of honey, lemon rind and orange. Itís a tad cloudy, it had almost no lacing and the head was a little weak, which were really the only drawbacks.
Joealpizar (23) - - DEC 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Heavy in the mouth. Nice citrus. Foamy head. Great ipa. Bottle. 12/31/12. Great ipa and not to heavy on the belly
PissSinker (23) - Perth, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fuck oath. Fucking amazing. Smashed a bit of piss recently but this fucker is an absolute standout. Fuck me.
Kpbutsko (23) - - OCT 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
For not bring an "ipa guy", I certainly enjoy ruination. Great foggy golden/straw color with bright white lacing. Extremely floral & hoppy smell.. You can almost smell the bitterness thru your nose. Taste is well, very bitter & floral. Not a whole lot of room here for any citrusy tastes with how hopped it is. Alcohol is very well blended for how high it is. Great beer & very drinkable.
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carolinared (23) - WILSON, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strange to be challenged with a taste that first impression I did not like only to be won over by its intensity and uniqueness. Pungent. Complex. Surprising. Pushing my envelope from bitterness standpoint but still judge as a buy again favorite
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JasonBMoore (22) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden amber topped with a bubbly off-white head that gave way to swiss cheese lacing. Smells of lemons, perfume, earth, and nutty bread. Quite bitter from start to finish, the hops definitely overpower the malt in flavor. Dry mouth feel followed by an astringent, alcoholic finish. Not bad but their stock IPA is better.
DrunkenLooser (22) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Definately my favorite from Stone Brewing Co. Big hops taste with a kick. The color is deep and rich. Highly recommended to IPA fans.
LJBrewing (22) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 6, 2005
1.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I love good IPAís. And then there is this from Stone. The 100+ IBU is just silly. I could barely taste any beer. As to the Hop flavour, who can tell? It is wasted away by the dominance of the IBUís.
I donít understand those who equate Hop flavor with bitterness? I love a good hoppy IPA with nice aroma and strong hop flavours, Ruination is no such beer. You want a strong IPA that has a disinguishable Hop character Dogfish Head 90-minute IPA is the way to go.
beanwiggin (22) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
a good beer but very dominant in taste so be ready. definitely for those who appreciate a strong and unique taste. one that is good for one bottle.