fjluiser (13) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chilled bottle. Awesome!!!! Light citrus aroma, dry hoppy taste bitter finish. Excellent example of IIPA.
McStagger (13) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Definitely one of the best. Orange amber with good clarity. Khaki head with awesome lacing. Smells like somebody threw a bunch of grapefruit and pine sticks into a mulcher. Less obvious is the malt bill, with bits of caramel and thick breadiness coming through. Tastes more bitter than it smells. Brutal hop oriented sumbitch. Iíve had numerous IPAís over 100 IBUís, and for me, this one is still the most bitter. Oily resin. Dry, almost ash like finish. Surprisingly light on the tongue, considering how much malt is used and the fairly high ABV. Very deceiving. Opulent, over the top and definitely worthy of its cult status.
Tabbe (13) - 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.
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.
turnerm5 (12) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great IPA, though from the comments here, I expected a bit more bitterness. Lovely amber pour with a medium head that lasted. Hops definitely come through above everything else, though nothing too intense. Highly recommended.
Manetsdad (12) - USA - FEB 12, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber. Orange-gold with slight head. Great lacing. Hops, hops and more hops. A lot of pine and grapefruit on the nose and throughout. A bit more alcoholic as it warms. A great example of double (San Diego) IPA.
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
CockeyeBBQ (12) - Warren, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bitter to beat the band.....beating them with a small wooden stick that doesnít break, it just snaps and cracks and makes you want to whimper. This beer is bitter....cruel....almost snide. Not sure if I could drink enough to appreciate them though. Kinda harsh. Not easy on my palate.