beerguy101 (5286) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on 6/29/2012. This Imperial India Pale Ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium to large sized white foamy head, with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is caramel, fruity and sweet, grapefruity and citrusy hops. Very aromatic hops. A medium to full bodied DIPA. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are grapefruity, citrusy and piney. Good carbonation. It’s a bigger and badder version of Ruination. There is a lot of sweetness and a whole lot of hoppiness. They tend to balance each other out. It starts out sweet, then the bitterness strikes and you are left with a lot of sweetness. Nice beer, although I can see a lot of people not like this one because of the sweetness. And yet another hoppy beer from Stone. Who Knew? Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is bitter.
sloth (2488) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Medium sized off white head with very good retention and plenty of sticky, lasting lace. Clear copper colored brew. Juicy hop nose, fruity and floral, lightly spicy. Body is bigly medium with a gentle carbonation, oily, juicy and a bit resiny, lil acidic also. Large hop flavors, lil mango and lotsa grapefruit, lil honey and nicely leafy, bit of sweetly malts that leads to an almost dry finish with a tender bitterness. The 11% ABV is no where to be found, fairly quaffable. Like old times, Stone, old times. Nice poop. Of course my tastes run towards poop anyways, not like some commonsewers around these parts. All hail the all knowing fractions. Bomber from statelineliquors.
Sammy (8644) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big bold DIPA, hits the mark. Wafts hop aroma. Translucent body with enormous soapy head. Smooth and big 100 IBU territory. Reinvigorates a romance for the style.Very drinkable and well integrated.
Godofthecellar (669) - NYC, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
realllllly like this beer. incredible hoppiness, faint afternote of citrus
carolinakev (6) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good floral scent. Good bitterness well balanced with sweet malt. One of my favorite DIPAs.
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after4ever (6129) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. Pours a hazy rubied medium amber with burnished overtones. Dense creamy off-white surging head--looks huge at first, but settles back to a solid film of mousse with lots of webby lace. Huge mango, pineapple, apricot, and grapefruit nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toast, caramel, mango, pineapple and grapefruit mid palate with a big fat grapefruit wash at the end.
milewide (1513) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Alcohol was too noticeable in both aroma and taste. Clear amber color with average head. Excellent hop recipe was unusual.
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden amber with a nice sustained white head that lingers forever... Huge grapefruit aroma a hint of orange a light sweetness, a touch of alcohol, perhaps some peach, light tropical notes, ... Lightly creamy initially, pretty full bodied, dries out nicely in the finish, a little warming... Piney resinous, lightly tropical slight sweetness, finishes just a touch bitter, almost has a lightly toasty quality to it... Almost too big, too much going on, seems just a touch muddled flavor wise...as it warms, the grapefruit and tropical notes tend to pop more...
CamdenD (1094) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Balanced despite its ’rate stats.’ Poured nicely from tap and held its head. Hops are certainly everywhere, but in this case they seem a bit subdued. Huge beer? Not necessarily. Ruination packs a tighter punch.
AndyReynolds (887) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JUL 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle. Aroma, big surprise, heavy with hops, notes of citrus, grapefruit, mango, grass, and pine are there. Little to no Malts. Pretty much the same appearace as the normal Ruination. However, the lacing is much nicer. The palate is under carbonated making it go down way to easy for the higher ABV. Taste is super bitter, finishing really dry. An American masterpiece, but I am a hophead.