tectactoe (3099) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2014 Bottle: Enjoyed fresh. Thanks, Kevin! Burnt, stoplight amber color with sharp clarity; thin-bubbled, creamy, off-white cap grows thick & settles slowly, leaving nice lacing behind. Aroma is largely citric hops, tropical undertones, grapefruit, pineapple, white-pepper covered citrus peels, dank hops, florals, & light herbaceous notes. As soon as this warms up (even a little) the malt presence grows exponentially, introducing heavily sweet & sticky notes of caramel, toffee, & unattenuated sugar. The taste follows the same logic... The first five or six sips are nice; largely hoppy, bitter citrus, candied grapefruit peels, orange zest, dank & wet hops, lupulin oil... Then the sweetness builds up like a train out of control. Caramel & toffee is in great abundance with a huge, sticky, residual sweetness thatís just really off-putting in a DIPA. Finish of abrasively sweet malts & leftover hop resin. The first few sips had promise, but this one is just too sweet for me. Much prefer Ruination.
ReadySetToke (9) - - JUN 29, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Everything I love in a beer, tons of flavor, strongy hoppy taste, and perfectly bitter.
sjohnny (416) - - JUN 26, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lots of pine on the nose. Pours a honey gold with a thick off white head. Damn. This is pretty good. Very well balanced. Lots of malt and a thick mouthfeel. Resin and bitterness and a boozy finish. Very nice.
madelfonatree (78) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Look - Copper orange, see through body. White head with medium sized bubbles. Medium sized head with normal pour. Lacing.
Smell - Grapefruit. Malt. Pineapple. Pine. Lemon.
Taste - Grapefruit and light malt. Bitter pine on the finish. Well balance blend of hop and citrus.
Feel - No carbonation bomb all at once but throughout. Medium to heavy feel. Sticks to the tongue.
Overall - I enjoyed Enjoy By July 4, 2015 better than Ruinten. Ruination 2.0 was a step lower than this one. I love the dank, grapefruit taste.
Scoobyluvshub (33) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this beer on tap. Pours a gorgeous amber. Very tropical, orange, crazy hoppy, very bitter, dry malt, very dry. The alcohol is masked well and this beer gets the job done. Very, very good beer..
generallee08 (756) - New York, USA - APR 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2015 Presentation: It was poured from a brown bomber bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 10.8%. It also had a nice description of the beer.
Appearance: The body has a hazy look and an inviting amber color. This is topped with a good thick head. The head is light tan and slowly settles down as I drink. This leaves some lacing on the glass.
Smell: Itís aroma is exactly what you want from a Stone IPA. It leads of bright tropical fruit and citrusy hops. It also brings solid sweet maltiness to the nose as well.
Taste/Palate: The base is a solid sweet bready maltiness with juicy tropical fruit, mango and grapefruit jumping right out. The finish has a good bitterness slowly fading of the tongue. The palate feels full and the carbonation is active but smooth overall.
bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A tad overly bitter as compared to the regular version but what the hell, a 10 beer all day long, wish it was year round...
snoworsummer (3131) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours opaque orange amber with a bubbly frothy off white head and lots of lacing. Tastes like sweet caramel, nutty malt, orange citrus, grapefruit hops, and smooth booze. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like caramel, nutty malt, citrus hops, pine hops, and smooth alcohol.
Fin (8256) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Peter Fowler of Shoulder of Mutton fame, many thanks Peter! consumed at home Wednesday 25th February 2015 Pours light amber with a white head, rather sweet but with a furiously bitter bite, strength apparent. Itís a lovely bittersweet beer, warming, hoppy. sweet, with a syrupy /honey edge. Lovely. A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 4.0
fonefan (38496) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2013, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.
[ As Stone RuinTen IPA ].
Clear medium orange color with a average, open and frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, spruce, resin, orange - citrus. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, wood, pine, orange - citrus, hoppy, alcohol. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. 
LeRoytheAlien (55) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A genuine hop bomb. So many different layers of bitterness and aromatics. I literally felt as though Iíd eaten a hop pellet. Thatís not intended as a negative impression. I enjoyed this one very much.