muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2007
Bottle. Pours a nice copper, with a big, shiny, off-white head. Aroma is, of course, tons of hops, grapefruit and pineapple being the most prominent. Flavor is textbook Double IPA, strong maltiness, and aggressive hops of all sorts. This beer, however, manages to be noticeably aggressive, and suitable for rapid consumption simultaneously. TheJester (2543) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2007
Pint bottle. Pours copper orange with a beige head that quickly recedes to a film. Strong aroma of American hops, and maybe a little malt and spice underneath. I’m not sure. Taste is more balanced than I expected, as the hops initially wait in the background, allowing sweet caramel malt to make its presence felt. Then the hops step forward, overwhelming the malt with orange, pine needles, and spice. The bitterness lingers through and beyond the finish. Alcohol is well hidden; you feel it more than you taste it. Creamy mouthfeel. Good. blackmurder (236) - Whitaker, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Pours a beautiful rusty orange color with a small frothy head. This beer has a strong earthy/piney flavor along with the typical hoppiness IPAs are known for. chadje (209) - California, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Pours a nice light amber color. Tastes very smooth and good with a different bitter after taste. 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 (1291) - 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 (747) - 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.