jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2007 Nice aroma of grapefruit. Color is solid, not cloudy but orange. Not a whole lot of citrus in the flavor, but a solid resin/hops presence. The body is not weak and watery like other IPAs, but is solid with good bitterness. Not complicated though, pretty mono directional. Bitterness could be balanced more. Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Today, I found one of the new sixers of ruination. As we all know, ruination is a wonderful beer, but I paid 14$ for the sixer.
At just under 8%, I found Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA at the same time, for half the price. The commodore is excellent, with a sweet toffee flavor to compliment the delicious hops. Ruination a good beer? Yeppers! Commodore Perry in the same league? Yeppers BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Bottle and served in my GI IPA, a perfect clean deep golden hue topped by a fluffy head and excellent lace. The aroma was a combination of both grassy herbal hop and resiny fruity hops along with a pale malt and biscuity ester. The flavor matches the nose to a tee with a constant bitterness balanced by a slightly sweet malt layer. A wonderful combination that allows both hop and malt to shine. The mouth feel is refreshing and a tad dry and metallic, I would never guessed the ABV to be 7.5% for it is well hidden. Not a huge over the top IPA but one you could finish off a sixer in an evening with zero problem. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 19, 2007
12oz bottle, courtesy of Drew! Pours a clear, medium yellow color; off-white head with excellent retention and lacing, coating the sides of the glass. Plenty of grapefruit / citrus hops in the aroma; slightly herbal. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: dense, chewy citrus hop presence: a bit resiny, with a nice hop bite at the back of the throat; pleasant light malt character underneath; some fruitiness and sugar near the finish. Dense, chewy IPA. krautdog (15) - Gimmelstümph, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2007
Just tried this out of the bottle. Poured a golden/straw color, I felt it was a bit pale for an IPA but the head was nice and the carbonation was adequate. It was easy on the palette and very tasty with a definite grapefruit taste, perhaps it’s finished with Amarillo hops? It didn’t have the big hop nose of most IPA’s I think this in perhaps more in the British style but it is a very good beer and I definitely recommend it to any IPA fans.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Yellow/copper with a good sized white head. Somewhat musty aroma with some grassy hops, medium sweet. Rather bitter, lots of noble hops, just a bit of sweetness. Not a run of the mill c-hop IPA. Interesting. JK (6254) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Shared by badgerben. This is a solid pale ale. Herbal hop aroma. Gold color, clear and lightly carbonated. Flavor is mild hops. On the mild side, I am surprised to see the abv is so high. LinusStick (3498) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Aroma of hops and pine. Golden pour with no head. Looks kind of flat except for some small bubbling. Medium to thick mouthfeel. Strong hoppiness with a fizz is the best way to describe this beer. A little malt in the background but not much. Tastes like it came from the earth with the earthy and pine. I can see shooting at some food and up from the ground came this...blah...I am a dork. Bartzilla (623) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Hm. Not bad. Left a nice lingering bite in the back of my mouth. Not much else to report here. This is tasty, and par for the course. realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - MAY 17, 2007
Bottle poured a clear golden color with a nice white head. The aroma was mildly hoppy with some caramel. Taste was fairly bitter with a clean crisp hop finish. Not too much else going on in this one except being clean and easy to drink.