Christian (11391) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2009 Cloudy orange with a lasting off-white head. Rich hop aroma, with pine, grapefruit, mango, peach, tobacco, perfume, and a hint of alcohol. Sweet malt flavour obviously balanced with a huge bitterness, and a pure hop flavour character. But I like my extreme IPAs to be less sweet.
Cask @ GBBF 2007. Cloudy orange with a small white head. Same aroma as bottled perhaps slightly less intense. Flatter flavour. Lower score, but this style shouldn’t really be made for cask serving.
Tmoney99 (11358) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Medium light amber with large rocky off-white head that lasted the majority of the beer. Aroma was a heavy hoppy. Flavor was moderate bitter with a long bitter finish. Medium to full body with a oily texture. Moderate alcohol bite at the finish. Very good brew.
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a foamy, retaining to rocky offwhite head with gold color. Aroma is sweet tangerine & grapefruit, bubblegum, malt. Taste is lots of dry, biting hops with back up malt, alcohol. Taste gets mellower as I progressed, or my mouth and tastebuds got mellower.
thewolf (11303) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2007 Bottle @ Tasting at my place.
[thank you, after4ever]
Pours orange amber with a slight chill haze. Aroma is mild and fruity sweet with a good dose of hoppiness, but is really isn’t over-powering. Some caramel as well. Mouthfeel is extremely dry. Flavour is hop, hop, hops :o) Good backing from malts, but the hops are really at the fore here. Very, very dry, but also very one-sided. I’d prefer the 10th Annniversary Edition.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010
Date: July 20, 2002
Source: Bacchus, Chattanooga
Appearance: Dark yellow, big fine off white head
Aroma: strong floral hop aroma on top of a rich hop base
Flavor: flavor starts off thin and bitter with a touch of citrus character, warms to a liquid poem to the glory of the hop, malt becomes aparent and balances the hops, mile long bitter finish
Date: June 07, 2007
Source: Ale Atlanta
Words: possible three year old sample
turns to sterno
Date: September 08, 2007
Source: cellar party
crystal sweetness is coming through to offer better balance,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Name: Ruination IPA, Double Dry Hop
Date: October 06, 2010
Source: Duckworth’s Stone Tour
Appearance: hazy gold, wispy white head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, touch of sweet crystal and pine, floral and citrus
Flavor: sweet pale malt flavor, lots of fruity hops with citrus and pine, lingering balancing bitterness, touch of candy sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
imdownthepub (10870) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at The White Horse, Parsons Green, London. Clouded gold with no head. After the standard IPA this was completely over the top, very bitter and difficult to drink. Heavy, piney grapefruit, drying. Not great.
bierkoning (10733) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Dkachur, thanks Dan! Orange blonde color. Malt, pineapple, hopoil and grapefruit in the aroma. Malty sweetish at first, with immediately an oily hoppiness banging in. Grapefruit, pineapple. Oily hopbitter aftertaste. Well balanced, with soft and velvety notes. Quite pleasant and likeable.
Lubiere (10624) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden ale with no head. Light hops aroma Rather nice hops and malts, light citrus. Good bitterness but not ruinating. Good balance and body. (Sept. 2004)
madsberg (10592) - Sřborg, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2003 Bottled: One really wants to sing out loud and praise this magnificent brew. Kind of reminds me of the musical by Woody Allen "It's all about hops...". Is dark golden coloured with a medium lasting head. Hops and earth aromas. As soon as you start drinking, the hoppy bitterness hits you like a horse. The bitterness keeps on evolving on the palate, and leaves you with a pleasant feeling. This might not be the most complex beer I've ever tasted, but for sure I've never tasted anything as hoppy and bitter. Very good. As much as I really like this beer, I cannot rate it as high as the (IMHO) much more complex and harmonious belgian, dutch and british ales. Once again many thanks to herbjones for another top californian beer.
Theydon_Bois (10571) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 12oz/355 ml bottle into a UK half pint glass at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham - Feb ’12.
Pours a hazy orange colour with a good fingers worth of fluffy white head.
Hop explosion on the nostrils !!! Lots of pine, citrus, grapefruit and general all round hoppy goodness shooting straight up your nose !!!
Very bitter hop flavour on the palate backed up by citrus fruits and a little malty sweetness which teases the mouth in an on / off bitter way.
Just the right level of carbonation for a smooth and silky mouthfeel.Excellent IPA, will return to this anytime without hesitation!