adrian910ss (2597) - Doylestown, PA, USA - DEC 11, 2008
22 oz bomber. Pours a beautiful clear copper orange with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of strong tangerine citrus, apricots, and fresh pine needles. Taste of tangerine citrus, apricots and wet fresh pine needles. Excellent !! malrubius (3047) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 29, 2008
22 ounce bottle split in pint glass. Clear copper with lasting flat head and some lace. Citrus and pine hoppy aroma. Mild honey orange fruitiness with piney resiny and orange citrus hop flavor. Not excessively bitter due to fruity sweet balance. Medium-full body and medium carbo. Pretty decent. Somewhat assertive without being unpleasant. TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 28, 2008
On tap at Capones. Pours a hazy amber with orange notes and a smaller off white creamy/bubbly head that left some lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, pine, orange peel, sweet maltiness, fresh resinous hop cones and fruity candy notes. Flavor of grapefruit, pine, lots of hop bitterness and resinous hop juice! Also getting some sweet caramel malt, mostly hoppy with enough malt to help balance at bit. How a double IPA should be. Drink it fresh and love those hops. AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Pours golden amber with no head. Hoppy nose with some pine. Same with flavor. Decent but not great. msante79 (2244) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2008
Thanks to kegbear for this bomber. Pours hazy golden orange with white head. Aroma is very citrusy and fruity with floral hops. Flavor is unlike any IIPA I have ever had. Flavor is huge dose of citrus and hops but not in a good way. Flavor dominated by sour and musky notes. This beer is a fucking mess. Sort of like DFH 120 gone way bad. Maybe I have a bad bottle but this is just not a good beer.
hoplover (166) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2008
This beer is so unique. My goodness, I picked up sweet candied grapefruit cake in the aroma and flavor. Also candied oranges! Wow! I have never experianced a beer like this ever. It’s so fun to drink and evaluate. It poured a beautiful hazy dark gold. With a nice medium off white head that sticks around with some nice lace. The nose is so stong with candied grapefruit. In the flavor is very nice with bitterness and candied resinous hop grapefruit. The mouthfeel is smooth and a dry finish. So much fun to drink. AmEricanbrew (7065) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Clear amber with a white head. Huge desert floral aromas with some caramel. Medium body. Big bittersweet flavors of grapefruit citrus, with desert floral, and a caramel sweetness to balance. The hop profile here is borderline harsh, saved only by a big caramel sweetness. No complaints. OldMrCrow (2446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Bottle. edmajorjoe (80) - Vail, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Pours relatively light in color, a rich yellow rather than deep red amber with a nice head and great lacing. Malty nose, almost barleywine-like, but an unmistakable IIPA flavor in the Ruinition kick-your-teeth-in vein, tons of pithy grapefruit, resiny, powerful , quite ample sugary malts underneath, not over-roasted but just strong as well. Pretty darn nice, but this one would not be an everyday drinker for me even if it were available locally. Not to worry, Pliny.
I really like this hoppy beer. It has a tremendous amount of hops and the aroma is to die for. danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Getting notebook online. Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy light orange. Sweet orange on the nose. Flavors very orange and pine. Mouthfeel a bit too sticky, intense bitter finish.