Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.31/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Ah, Stone Brewing. Hop-obsessed and proud of it. I've never been disappointed in a Stone beer and am finally getting around to reviewing this beer, one of their most famous brands. "Tent-pole," as it were. Here goes... .
Appearance: 3.75: Nice head of around 1/4". Appearance is a pleasant, bright golden color. Beer is hazy and opaque with some particulate matter floating around.
Smell 4.25: Wonderful bouquet on this beer. Hop forward and big. I detect Chinook, Columbus...something else in here, too. Almost an earthy, cumin scent.
Taste 4.50: Big. Beer. Front is somewhat sweet, with a huge and deep hop kick. This is all middle of the palate. Speaking of the middle, it is velvety smooth and quickly fades into a slightly salty finish that plays up more of the delicious hops. Big and bold hop tastes come forward at this level: grapefruit rind, candied citrus, pine...fabulous. Aftertaste is wonderful and hits you over the head with more alkaline hoppiness and almost perfumy. Just fabulous.
Mouthfeel 4.0: Creamy and smooth mouthfeel and just right carbonation.
Overall 4.25: Just fantastic. Very smooth, but big and bold, this beer is a symphony to hops. It is maybe a bit too much for sessioning...at least for the timid out there. However, it is a fabulous beer to sit and sip, so yeah...it could turn into a session before you know it. It certainly did with me. Ruination is another great beer from what is quickly becoming my favorite brewery. Go buy this beer. NOW!
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2013 05:20:19 | More by BeerDocT
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