Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,849 | Reviews: 2,945 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Bananaman:
4.53/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is my third beer from Stone Brewing, and they are still to dissapoint me. This is almost as excellent as an IPA gets.
The beer pours a burning golden/orange color with a huge white head that stays until the beer is finished. It leaves quite a lacing on the glass aswell.
Smells great of hops and tropical fruits, you can really tell that this one is packed with hops due to the almost parfumy smell of hops.
The taste lives up to the smells with huge amounts of hops. The fruity notes from the smell can really be felt in the taste aswell. There are also notes of pine-needles and some fudge candy. The beer is suprisingly malty for an IPA.
All and all, a great IPA from a great Brewery.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2009 11:47:51 | More by Bananaman
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4.31/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a Burlington Beer Works pint glass.
A well-reviewed highly anticipated IPA.
A: This beer pours smoothly, a dark gold color with a mild head and very resilient lacing. It has tinges of red and brown in its translucent body. A very nice, attractive beer that just shouts its richness and fullness at you.
S: A wonderfully biting hopiness over a thick grapefruit body. Pepper hints are accompanied by an earthy aroma and fresh pine.
T: An extremely thick but smooth beer. The first flavor is a very wonderful hop-intense bite that is followed by a lovely citrus and grapefruit with a hint of green apple. This beer has a nice layered texture with the citrus and fruit notes on top with a nice undercurrent of thick rich hops and a good malty base. There are also some mild hints of herbal flavors and a rose-like nose with some pepper.
M: Rich and thick but smooth with a crisp finish and a very powerful hoppy bite giving a prickly fresh mouthfeel. Extremely well layered.
O: A wonderful IPA, definitely worthy of its huge following. Excited to try more from this brewery. Very rich with huge flavors and tons of intricate layers. Lovely lovely.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 22:16:43 | More by jsausley
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,849 ratings.