Mike4686 (120) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2007
This is a wonderful example of an american IPA. great strong hop flavor but perfectly balanced with the maltyness. very easy to drink, great beer, ruination is even better! ilovedarkbeer (2741) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2007 Fantastic Beer. Great balance of hops and bitterness. My personal favorite IPA. Great hops with just the right amount of malt. Wonderful beer. It took the drinking of many lesser IPAs to realize this is truly the perfect one. Mart (211) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2007
Mondial de la bière 07. Couleur orangée, claire, mousse tient vraiment longtemps. Arôme houblon, pin, agrumes. Goût bien houblonné, sans être trop fort en amertume, car bien équilibré. Agrumes, et malt caramel. Corps moyen, effervescence faible à moyenne. IPA très bonne, mais me semble très surévaluée ici... ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Appearance: Pours a light orange body with a medium white head.
Smell: Profusely fruity hop aroma, with brilliant notes of grapefruit and golden raisins.
Taste: Generous amounts of fresh hop flavors, none of which are overpowering. Grapefruit, pine needles, and juicy orange slices progress to a light caramel maltiness. It all leads to a short-lived, subtly bitter dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with a fine, resiny texture.
Drinkability: Unsurpassing drinkability! An excellent IPA charged with great hop flavors and enough malt to remain well-balanced. luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Poured a cloudy straw color, with a massive white head that is fading rather quickly. The nose is bursting with fresh hops, there’s no doubt about this. The taste builds and fades with a massive hop character with a taste stuck in there that reminds me of green grass. The bitterness hits you with a subdued yet noticeable shot of the finest american hops.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2007
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass. This beer poured a clear light amber color with a thick bubbly head that slowy faded away leaving some thick lace on the glass. Carbonation is noticable. Aroma is all citrus hops. Flavor is caramel malt with some spice notes. Undertones of grapefruit and pine are also present. You feel a nice spicy hop bite on your tounge. The beer is medium-bodied. It ends with a very dry, bitter finish. This is an above average IPA, but for me I would prefer a little bit bigger flavor to go along with the excellent hop kick. bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Awesome. I am a happy little camper. I love an amber colour drink that you cant see thru. i poured the 22oz into a 23oz cup very slowly so i could fit it all in one pour.... this left almost no head. this is an IPA. i wonderful IPA. Take what you think an IPA should be, stick a stone label on it and you have this beer. eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 6, 2007
friendly little brother of ruination. less character but still a great ipa. hoppy and bitter. perhaps a bit less intense than other stone brews mk70 (64) - New York, USA - JUN 6, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2007 Citrus fruit nose. Very prominent hop flavor and smooth as silk. Alcohol is very well hidden. brianbuntz (49) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Very solid, very hoppy IPA. Pours a translucent amber. Smells of citrus. The hops lean more towards grapefruit than pine, although pine is there too. Orange rind-like finish.