pinolian (3) - pinole, California, USA - JUL 22, 2007 does not count
Wow! This is one smooth Double IPA. Hoppiness and clean finish is unique and refreshing.
My Local keg supplier is currently unable to get kegs of Ruination. I have only tasted in bottles and can’t wait to taste it on tap. Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Bottle from Corral Liquors in Granite City, IL. Pours a clear orange with a creamy, off-white head. Sweet toasty malts and both spicy and citric hops with a light alcohol note in the background. Medium-bodied and slick, it is moderately carbonated and finishes bitter and dry. The flavor is of sweet caramel and citrus upon hitting the tongue, dry and quite bitter at the swallow. Light alcohol presents itself upon exhale and the aftertaste is a long, lingering, resiny, hop bitterness that squeezes the back of your tongue. This one is a hop bomb, and while I love bitter/hoppy beers, I was left wanting more from the malts to help balance things out. elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2007
22oz. bottle poured into a glass with a tapered stem and large bowl. This glass makes this beer look really nice, very amber in the stem but a beautiful reddish-orange in the bowl. Very little head but quite a bit of nice lacing. Strong grapefruit flavor with a good amount of hops. Sweet. Nice mouthfeel. Good bang-for-your buck with this brew. Not the first time I’ve bought it and certainly won’t be the last. nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Nice to see this one in six packs now. Great aroma. Along with Victory Hop Wallop, this is one of the best DIPA aromas I’ve smelled from the bottle. Smells like lots of Centennial hops to me. Very light, golden color. Great SRM for a DIPA. A slight bit more heavy in the mouthfeel than I would want for a full pint. Just a little more attenuation would make this closer to perfect. good 8oz pour of this is excellent. A very nice brew. Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 6, 2007
Bottle. Poured a clear amber color with a medium white head. Good lacing. Aroma of citrus and pine, with a little caramel to it. Flavor is citrus with a strong bitter finish. A pretty good double IPA, but nothing I need to go out of my way to get.
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 6, 2007
Looks like most ipa’s. Heavy ipa taste at first followed by a remarkably neat finish. went well with parmesan cracker bread. gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2007
Had this one bottled in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Wow. This was crazy good. Clear, light orange pour with all kind of things happening in the nose. As one might expect from a IIPA it was very heavy on piney, floral and citrusy hops, which carried neatly into the flavor, dominated by grapefruit, rose and black tea. Finished strong and clean. Wow. An almost perfect beer. rickgordon (3874) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2007
Bottled. Thanks Marsiblursi.
Clear amber colour. Black currant, berry jam and tea are all very prominent in flavour. Jam-like flavour profile(no, not Zinfandel Wine) with tea here as well and a good bitter finish. Every thing about this beer is of a plain IPA. Aroma hops, flavouring hops and bitterness. 7, 5 would always be on the edge as I see it. Very much house character, with the tea. gnoff (10226) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2013 First ratinghellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Initial Rating Date: 7/1/2007
Bottle, thanks Marsiblursi!
Clear brown color, tan head. Hoppy fruity chocolate scent. Hoppy nd grainy taste. Smooth mouthfeel. Medium bitterness.
Sampled draught at CBC, blue session, Saturday afternoon May 4, 2013.
Clear golden color, yellow head. Sweet, caramel, hoppy scent. Caramel, bitter, hoppy taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
pours a light copper with a nose of orange skin and sweet malts. flavor is quite rich with notes of orange and pekoe black tea. nice balance and not overly hoppy. not really the big dipa i was expecting but an easy drinker...