Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BabaJohn:
4.35/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Man, I thought it couldnt get much better than Stones stock IPA. Now Im forced to rate something better than the Trois Pistoles. Yikes.
A beautiful, hazy, dark golden / orange color filled my glass, which is something like an oblong snifter. After pouring vigorously a nice, white, sticky head formed just a bit more than one inch tall. It just wouldnt go a way and interesting bubbles and pockets formed, reminding me of the moons surface. Furthermore the brew smelled delicious. Im at a loss for words but I will say that it seemed to indicate the perfection of the IPA genre: sweet but mostly hoppy. Immediately the grainy, bread-like aspect (which is actually fairly minimal) of the beer was tasted but this was followed shortly by the INTENSE hops. After that some sweetness came about followed by some warm alcohol in the aftertaste. Of course the hops lingered throughout. I cant really complain about the feel of this beer, as it is just thick enough and with minimal but still present carbonation and bite. Also, the head has continued to cling to the side of the glass and is slowly dripping or oozing down like fake blood in a B horror flick. Damn this beer is good. Highly recommended.
One final note: as I finish the Ruination, my tongue actually becomes numb from the hops. Wow.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2006 03:27:50 | More by BabaJohn
More User Reviews:
4.75/5 rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Excellent! Great body for a Double IPA, forward hop, and aftertaste that wins! Thank you Stone Brewery for always living up to your expectation. Ruination is an excellent IPA for those who enjoy the sensation of superior hops!
Cheers to you Stone! Thank you for the excellent brew
Serving type: on-tap
07-29-2014 02:17:04 | More by kenny400m
4.95/5 rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Mouth-numbingly hoppy and at times almost to powerful, almost. Certainly one of those beers you must taste in your beer drinking lifetime. Must be the last beer of the day, anything else will not taste the way it should after this brew. This is at the pinnacle of hoppiness!
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 16:48:47 | More by Jeremy_Karanovich
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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