kalki (22) - - JUN 12, 2015
Wow! Incredible IPA. Such strong grapefruit notes, balanced to perfection with the hops and citrus. Soft-to-medium carbonation, beautiful aroma, this one is an absolute winner. cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Pour is transparent deep golden amber with a very tight white head. Nose is grain up front, hints of sweet malt, grapefruit, resin hop, and pine. Taste is sweeter but not sugary. Sweeter malt with decent grain bill. Hops have hints of citrus and grapefruit, moderate bitterness and resin and pine in back. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation and a creamy feel. GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Clear amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit. Taste is nice malty backbone tanged up with a hoppy presence. Nice grapefruit aftertaste. Great lacing. abcfan (920) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Pours clear orange / yellow with a fluffy head. Aroma is predominately malt with some sweet citrus notes. Very smooth finish with a light hop bite. ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
22 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear golden color. The head is a little over two fingers high, and off-white in shade. Its texture is very rough, (rightly) suggesting its well hopped nature. Retention is good, too, and plenty of lacing is left behind.
S: This brings a lot of piny, herbal bitterness, with a touch of caramel malt sweetness. There are even touches of grapefruit candy. It takes a bit of effort to find the grapefruit peel, but it’s there. Having said that, it’s a great ’typical’ DIPA...then again, this is pretty much Ruination + grapefruit peel, so how bad can it be?
T: The opening flavor is a mix of sweet caramel malts and some peppery hops. Give it a bit of time on the palate, and the advertised grapefruit peel appears fairly vividly. Hell, the finish is a bit candied as well. The combined malt and grapefruit character make it surprisingly sweet on the palate - especially by Stone IPA standards - but this helps to mask the bitter bite fairly well. Even still, the bitterness does its damnedest to poke through everything else, especially once it warms up. This is pretty damn enjoyable.
M: This isn’t the most drinkable IPA on the market - or DIPA for that matter - but it feels somewhat soft on the palate. Soft yes; light, no, not really. A combination of sweetness and hop resin lingers on the palate quite strongly. Carbonation is kind of mild, also.
O: The pretentious label is pretty much hiding the fact this is merely Ruination with grapefruit peel. Who cares? It’s not like Ruination is a bad IPA, and the grapefruit peel gives it a nice candied note that takes the edge off the bitterness somewhat (but also makes a bit sweet for me: I honestly couldn’t drink a lot of this stuff). Like I said, it’s just really damn enjoyable.
j12601 (12622) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2014
On tap at Mikro. Pours a mostly clear amber gold with a medium sized white head. Soft citrus and side nice grapefruit. Lots of juicy grapefruit. Picks up some vanilla into the finish, packed with fleshy grapefruit pith. Lovely. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
[6221-20140321] Bottle. Perfumed floral juniper orange hops aroma. Clear, orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter orange pine hops flavour. Medium-full body. Bitter and quite tasty. (8/3/8/4/16) 3.9
DWestrick (765) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2014
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, Greg Clow, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
Overheard: "I don’t want to know about your dainty bits." "Really? Well then don’t go to my blog."
bottle. Very excellent IPA. Very partial to IPA’s with big grapefruit notes and this delivered. BelgianBeerGal (4085) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle from somewhere in FL...pours a nice gold color with a foamy head. Dusty aroma with yellow grapefruit bitterness. Flavor is mostly pithy grapefruit with lingering bitterness. The base IPA is a weakness. Fine. Travlr (25188) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Draft. Hazy orange amber color. Nice aroma of freshly squeezed grapefruit. Taste is fruity citrus, juicy, not overly bitter.