Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2012
Pours amber with a small white head and an amazing aroma of caramel/pine/citrus. A very nice flavour to this beer nice citrus/pine flavour backed by the caramel malt. Alas this beer is all about hops and wow they have made it incredibly bitter even with the massive malt backing. This is my 100th rating and i wanted to have a special beer and i have certainly achieved that goal. jackl (8211) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Tap. Deep orange with a small eggshell head. The nose is full of horsehair, barnyard, citrus fruit, funk. The taste is quite citrusy. Then man, does the bitterness it. VERY bitter. This makes Stone Ruination taste like vanilla ice cream. You still do get the citrus and funky accents coming through, but this really is an exercise in bitterness. Body is reasonably well constructed, and suprisingly not difficult to drink given the tough assignment. Overall, I wouldn’t buy a 6-pack of the stuff, but it’s worth a look at. Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Bottle with Carla. Pours a mirkey red/orange/brown with off-white foam. Smells like a big bag of hops. Tastes sweet with a big bitter back and a strong plant matter feel. Ends with alcohol and grapefruit/pineapple. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Oli_Mountain (3) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2011 does not count
Date: June 05, 2010
Source: Green’s, Atlanta
Appearance: muddy dark amber, creamy beige head, heavy lace
Aroma: strong earthy caramel malt aroma, lots of hops, slightly grassy
Flavor: rich caramel malt flavor, lots of earthyness, touch of sweetness, light fruityness, well controlled but growing bitterness as it warms, long bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Amazing amber brown colour, and fantastic creamy head.
Nose is very earthy, as is the hop character, with an undertlying sweetness. Everything I expected it to be and more
7ris7an (80) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - DEC 17, 2011
tulip. It appears unclear with a brown body and a tan color head and a long lasting lacing. It smells very hopy, grassy and wet cardboard essence. Of course tons of hops and its incredibly yeasty, lime peel, and a lot of the white peel u get from the grape fruit and some how there is some sweetness in the middle. the mouth feel is not the greatest but it has good carbonation. Overall this beer almost hits spots perfectly. Note: a most get every time, I mean on the first sip a tear dropped. AlbertC (277) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2011
Bottle, 16 months old
Aroma is hops, grass, citrus flowers, sweet crystal malts.
Taste is first fresh, some sweet malts, moving over to floral hops, spicy hops, then to bitterness and rather big body malts, then lingering bitterness for at least 30 seconds. Zymurgeist2 (2272) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Aroma of earth, must and barnyard. Copper orange with haze. Off white rocky billowing head. Chewy bitterness with slight orange on the finish. Citrus is also present. tderoeck (9978) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2011 2/04/2010 37.5cl bottle @ Satch’s place cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Little cloudy orange beer, small white head, unstable. Aroma: lots and lots of passion fruits and pineapple. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: surprisingly balanced. Very fruity, more passion fruits and lychee, little sweet yet not cloying. Aftertaste: exotic fruits turning to a very bitter and extremely long lasting dry mouth feeling.
Unwrapped, uncaged, uncorked bottle poured into a large tulip glass. Very dark for an IPA. Brown-amber with a medium sized pillow of khakiness. Resin, spruce, nut, and dark fruit aromatics. The resin and spruce start to dominate after a short while. Oily bitter attack, heavy tea malt behind. Medium plus body, oily texture, soft carbonation, and an ultra bitter, ultra long finish. As expected, the hops grow as you go. Happy I was able to try this bad boy.