savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Clear amber/orange with a small off white head. Aroma of grapefruit peel, tangerine, pine and bubble gum. Flavor is bitter throughout with a light malt sweetness and an alcohol bite. Medium body with a dry, clean, bitter finish. Great beer, wish we would have got this up in Alaska sooner to try is super fresh but oh well.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A hazy orange/yellow colored beer, with a light beige head. The aroma of fruits, a lot of citrus with orange and hops. The taste of fruits citrus with peaches. There are bitter hops with notes of spices.The aftertaste is some sweet with bitter and notes of alcohol.
dnstone (2269) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clearish golden with copper tinge and well standing white, off-white head. Fantastic piney-citrus aroma. Hop flavor attacks your mouth swiftly but enjoyably...a sticky piney citrussy yet with a good balanced sweet malty body. Really just a great hop bomb
Ktwse (2290) - SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2013 Pours a slightly cloudy deep orange / amber with a thick off white head that drops quickly. Aroma is hoppy heaven. Citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit, definitely floral, but also pine. Compared to other DIPA:s, this is simply unique. From the aroma, youíd never guess the abv (but certainly the ibu!). Taste is much more malty than the regular Ruination. Clear DIPA there, with a thick malty sweetness of toffee and butterscotch up front before the pungent, rich bitterness takes over. Itís more extreme, yet more balanced than its lesser sibling. The finish is massive and infinite, about the only thing that doesnít come through is all that alcohol. Low carbonation paired with an incredibly full and creamy body rounds off this ultimate IPA. Ruination is my favorite IPA. This one might not be better but itís just as good, and unique.
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jbardin (161) - New York, USA - JUL 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from BevMo! In Glendale. This is a robust and boozy iipa. Nevertheless, it's quite nicely balanced. This is good.
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solidfunk (4687) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This burns on the way down like the bartender at Farmhouse Tap and Grill says. Super fruity, citrusy, super hoppy. Iíve been sick of IPAs recently but it takes a beer like this to remind me everything they can be. Tastes super bitter with great booze balance. On tap.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65cl, as Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA, new exclusive American brew Anno 2012, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex bitter brew, bitter/fruity and slightly sweet/alcoholic, not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew, yet expensive!
Tmoney99 (11355) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured hazy copper color with a large frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Heavy sour citrus complex hop aroma. Medium to full body with dry slick texture and soft carbonation. Heavy smooth bittersweet citrus flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of long duration.This is a standout beer.
freeofthoughts (680) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy orange with off white head. Smells bright pineapple orange and clean green hoppy. The taste is very nice. Big and rich grainy body with a smooth pronounced citrus, a little mango, and a rich green dry herbal kick in the end. The carbonation is nice and soft but fills the flavor fully and brings out much of the hops leaving a little tingle with a large gulp. The finish is moderately dry with the carbonation and grain actually providing most of the effect. Very very good.
orangesol (937) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on-tap at Alís of Hampden into a snifter.
A - Pours slightly hazed golden orange with a nice one finger tall white head leaving sticky streaks of lace down parts of the glass.
S - Smells of fresh cut tropical fruits - mostly mango and grapefruit - pungent piney hops, fresh cut grass and an appropriate amount of caramel malt.
T - Starts off with a huge dose of piney hop resin and sweet caramel malt slowly giving way to hints of mango, grapefruit, pineapple, fresh grass and lightly toasted bread. Alcohol is ever present, growing stronger as it sits in the glass, but it never really gets in the way. Finish retains quite a bit of the hop bitterness, leaving the palate dried long after each sip.
M - This one is definitely a big hoppy beer with plenty of delicious flavors and moderate carbonation. Not as sticky sweet as I was expecting it to be, although it is definitely still very sweet, with a fairly dry finish that leaves me wanting more.
O - I was expecting this to be good but it ended up being really good. I also had a bottle of this one that wasnít as good as this was so I am glad I got to try it on-tap as well. Nice work Stone!