RobertDale (5534) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a clear golden amber with a nice fluffy white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, pineapple, other citrus fruits, pine, caramel malt, and alcohol. If you like hops.......
Quevillon (2927) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle purchased at the City Market Onion River Co-Op in Burlington (VT) on June 22, 2013. Copper orange, small head. Peaches nutty aroma of hops, a little dry. Taste of peaches wine super hoppy, a little warming, good bitter herbs. Ten times the hops, ten times the fun!
flatmatt (1487) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear light amber with a slightly off-white head. Aroma is strong in resinous pine, with a hint of sweet caramel in there somewhere. Sticky, somewhat sweet resinous pine, some grassy and grapefruit hops. Really very tasty.
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. I love my malty IPAs, and this brings the malt in full force. I am not as big a fan of Ruination as many beer lovers are, but I really enjoyed this one.
jhp40219 (447) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber. Pours a slightly hazy orange with amber hues. Initially a huge bright white head that manages to retain a quarter inch of head after a few minutes and leaves a lot of sticky white lacing. Aroma is massive on fresh hops! If you are a homebrewer, this is that initial fresh, powerful hop aroma you get when you open a sealed bag of hops. Massive, smell it from across the room hop aroma here! Pine, citrus, grapefruit, caramel, and malts. Mouthwatering! Taste pretty much a full force punch in the face with a fist full of hops. Strong and powerful! Huge malt wallop as well. Caramel, pine, citrus, grapefruit, floral. Like the aroma but much stronger. Definitely taste the alcohol in this one as well. Itís a little covered up, but not hidden. Thereís no doubt youíre drinking a 10.8%íer. But it does come in behind and under the other tastes. Very long bitter finish with a caramel and malt aftertaste and an unmistakable alcohol burn. Carbonation is a little higher than average. Definitely full bodied. Slick, oily texture. Overall a definite standout among DIPAs! A hop headís dream. Nothing subtle or forgetful about this one. One sip and youíre no longer going to be able to concentrate on what you were doing. This taste demands and will get your full attention. Yet another top notch beer from Stone!
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Your average super aggressive west coast double ipa. Honestly i felt like ruination was hoppier and more bitter when I first tried it. Nice and piney resins hops with a decent bready malt balance. Okay.
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Eberndt (235) - - JUL 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very strong hops flavor but its balanced with a bittersweet malt aftertaste. Pours dark amber with a half inch head. Excellent.
msnelling09 (154) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours a pale orange with a minimal head of tiny white bubbles. The beerís body is clean with light carbonation bubbles trundling up throughout the glass. On the nose, the beer smells a little strange. Catty notes with nice, pine punches from the original Ruination recipe, are what come through from the hops while the malt is quite big and sticky on the nose with stale caramel and bread notes. On the tongue, the beer tastes hugely bitter and very sweet with a light tart bite from the acid in the beer, the mouth sends a lot of spittle to keep the mouth neutral. In flavor, the beer begins with a sticky sweet, catty flavor that is not my favorite, but as the beer opens, ruinous pine notes clobber aside the catty notes. Alongside the raping pine is a sweet caramelly bread, which sits lighter on the tongue than the ruinous pine. The finish is of prickly pine with a touch of citric bite, while the finish is of sweet, mellowing caramel malt. In the mouth, the beer feels slightly slick and syrupy in the mouth, sitting on the light side of heavy in the mouth. Carbonation is light and smooth with a slight tingle of bubbles and then a bite from the bitters. The mouth is left sticky with saliva and hop resin. Overall, I wasnít too impressed for my first few sips, but as I went the beer got better to drink. There is a little bite of alcoholic heat, but overall it covers up its 10+% ABV very well and is quite nice to sip. I like this beer, though itís not what I would initially reach for when going for a DIPA, but it is nice to sip and it definitely gets you with its ABV. A beer worthy of a try.
tgncc (3100) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dank, earthy, resiny aroma comes forth. The appearance is a clear deep amber, white head. The flavor is caramel, dank, resin, earth. Alcohol is well hidden. The finish is strong hops bittering, resin, pine. Really a palate destroyer. Medium/thick in body. Excellent.
cards04 (2686) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark golden with resin aromas. Very bitter citrus flavours but itís nicely balanced with a nice sweet malt bill. Awesome.