Ctplt777 (159) - - NOV 12, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is another in my opinion, 5 worthy beer. There really isn’t much that needs to be said about this one. Right after opening the bottle theres the blast of pine and tropical fruits that just fills the air. Wonderful color and taste is just on point. Massive hop bitterness that lingers and it is such such a flavorful beer. Not really anything else to say, Ruination is an epic and perfect beer.
CacheManyHose (228) - HONG KONG - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From San Diego. Straw-gold, sudsy white head with huge chunky bubbles. Smells of heavy resinous bitter crisp grassy hop, leafy, hint of spicy malt. Gets maltier as it warms up. Tastes very bitter, metallic/mineral. Body is very bitter, stony, mineral finish. A very West Coast IPA.
HKdIPA (285) - HONG KONG - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from G&M brought from SD. Almost clear straw yellow pour. Aroma is intensely west coast hoppiness, a bit grassy and resiny. Taste follows - very bitter hops, resin, pine, crisp, mineral (?). Crisp boozy finish. Very west coast, San Diego-style IPA with super crisp resiny hops. Good but not great.
growler6 (9) - - NOV 21, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Everything it’s cracked up to be. The head is creamy and never goes away. Fruity, malty and bitter all in a big way. Chewy like a stout. Alcohol warms but not overpowering. A super sipper. Compliments mango habanero grilled shrimp well. Must try.
Obfuscate (64) - Minneapolis, - NOV 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This a huge bitter citrus hop bomb in every good way. This is my favorite double IPA.
manuelMTL (137) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. Lots of caramel malts in the nose with distinct sweet tropical fruit aromas. A pungent resinous hop bitterness in the mouth accompanied by heavy malt sweetness and grapefruit and citrus notes. A heavy, intense IIPA with a huge load of hops!
Madsen1635 (309) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy pale amber pour with offwhite head. Aroma has grass and tropical fruits. Quite sweet and somewhat complex nose. Taste has instant bitterness that does not fade away. Balanced with warmth and sweetness.
RumRunner101 (803) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear light amber pour with white head. Aromas of sweet grapefruit and other citrus fruits, marmalade and light toffee notes. Big citrus bitterness throughout with a nice sweet ish malt backing. Lingering bitter finish, some alcohol sweetness and heat but we’ll integrated. Also some herbal hop qualities.
MarkSachon (621) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap sampler at Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. I’m subtracting a few points for being overdone. There’s a point where hop excess goes over the top and this one suffers accordingly. It takes a while for your mouth to recover from this uber hopped monster and it might ruin your palate for anything that follows.
remice2 (123) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Incroyable puissance tropicale.la mousse s’accroche et dessine de grosse toile sur le verre,bonne carbonisation,bien pétillante et super amère, c’est un tout petit peut huileux beaucoup de fruits ,mangue,orange,pamplemousse rose.très résineuse également,une final sèche mais rafraichissante si ont n’aime l’amertume bien sur! Mais c’est sec en tabernacle...
vandc01 (90) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bomber with a enjoy by date of 12/4/14.
Aroma - Some tropical notes - pretty faint but there.
Appearance - slightly clear golden pour with nice bubbles coming up.
Taste - Fantastic. Tropical fruit heaven. Right up in my wheelhouse.
Palate - Great lingering taste. Light body with a thin oily texture. Plenty of carbonation.
Overall - Another gem from Stone. Not sure why I waited so long to try this. Top notch.