Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.31/5 rDev +0.2%
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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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
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,955 ratings.