blackflag321 (611) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber pour into tulip glass. Wow! As soon as its sweet hoppy aroma tickled my nose, I knew this had to be good. Tastes smooth and fresh. The hops are definitely in abundance, but they donít bomb the palate; instead they dance on it. This was so good, I hated to swallow it.
jonno (2405) - JAPAN - AUG 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
W o w. I didnít have huge hopes for this - I thought it might be good, but not great. Kudos to Stone for blowing me away. Everything you love in Ruination cranked to 11. Yes, 11. HUGE skuny hop nose. Body is big, but the alcohol is well hidden. It is never heavy or cloying. Mouth feel is good and the hops really punch home hard. Big, nuanced citrus/pineapple/skuny finish. A pleasure to drink and savour, especially the nose.
HeadyDE (689) - Delaware, USA - AUG 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2013 Rerate after draft offering at 2sp..this is so much better than bottle offering last year..perfect combination of citrus and pine...very impressive indeed..excellent offering of a dipa..well done..well worth seeking out on draft..
MrBunn (2643) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Body is a clear coppery gold with a large foamy head. Aromas are resinous, with mango and maybe papaya and a pretty heavy dose of caramel and brown sugar. Flavor is very nice... Itís a very malty and boozy drink, thatís for sure, but the hop punch is beautiful. Itís sharply bitter with bucket loads of resin and pine in the finish. I donít pick up the tropical fruits that I pick up in the nose, except for a very quick flash of mango right as the beer hits the tongue. Then itís gone... Burned off with booziness and sugars. Mouthfeel is hot and alcoholic, a little stick and syrupy and tingly with hops.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange amber color with a frothy white head. The nose is the first hint of the massive amount of hops you are about to encounter. Medium bodied with a healthy dose of caramel on entry, quickly transitioning to grapefruit and bitter, lingering hops. A kiss of white pepper on the finish.
callmemickey (4085) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden-orange body. Large white head. Streaks of lacing. Nose is full of grapefruit, pine and resin. Flavor is similar. However, booze creeps in to distract during the initial portion of each sip until the hop bitterness can take over. Medium to full bodied. Massive. Regular Ruination is better.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle poured into snifter. Nice pleasant aroma of hops, citrus and slight grapefruit. Flavor is mostly with a nice malt backing. Donít need to say too much, itís just a good solid IPA.
tron3000atl (72) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
i am quite pissed i only obtained one bottle of this. smoother bitterness wise than the regular ruination oddly. Incredible hop flavor that ruins your palate, made jameson later in the night taste like watah. awesome stuff.
ICEatALAMO (1243) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a little more on the red side than the regular ipa. Aroma is a little more subtle than the original, but better in a way. The taste is super smooth with no bitterness. Overall they nailed this, and imo better than the original.
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jsquire (4038) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky orange color out of the bottle. Thin off white slick on the top of this beer. Hop resin nose. Thick chewy mouthfeel. Lots of hop resin, grapefruit rind, tangerine, marmalade, and fresh bread. Alcohol is well hidden. Solid iipa.