Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BeerNoobNC:
5/5 rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Had on-tap at Brewery Night at Flying Saucer in Raleigh.
I have seen the beer under the IPA and double IPA categories. To me, it did seem like a borderline beer that could easily go under either category. The beer definitely has more hoppiness to it than some normal IPAs. However, the hops did not completely dominate the taste of the beer like some other Double IPAs that I have had. There was a very complex array of tastes that you get in every regular IPA, but it seemed to have that much more flavor to balance well with the hops. That is why, in my opinion, it is probably the best IPA I have ever had. Not to mention, I got a sweet pint glass with it.
I highly recommend this beer, whether it be in a bottle from the store or on-tap at the bar.
Serving type: on-tap
09-15-2011 18:08:26 | More by BeerNoobNC
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3.79/5 rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
EBD 1/14/14 Light amber pour with a light red cast. Well formed head with lasting lacing. Nice nose of citrus and pine hops against a toast and caramel sweet background. Light body with a smooth texture. Just enough carbonation to give a light effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is pretty much one dimensional - hop flavor (grapefruit over pine) flows to a prominent hop bitterness which resembles grapefruit rind. The malt is present, but only in a slight background fashion. The finish is all bitterness, but with a focus on the pine hop aspects.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 19:40:43 | More by tillmac62
4.04/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This ale pours a hazy golden copper color with a small short lived white head that gives way to a nice film and lacing. The aroma is just what it's namesake implies. ..ruining. it is super bitter with loads of citrus and pine hops. There is a slight malt backbone but it is subtle at best. The mouthfeel is traditional dipa, medium bodied and mouth coating. The flavor is everything the name and nose promises, nothing but palate numbing hoppy bitterness. Like being socked in the tongue by a lemon, a grapefruit, and a bag of pine needles. This beer is not well balanced nor well crafted, but it us exactly what it vows to be; an utterly mouth destroying, taste bud ruining hop bomb of an ale(imagine a less fresh version of Hopslam). This is by no means my favorite dipa or my favorite Stone offering or even something that I'd frequently return to, but it is exactly what it is meant to be. All others will effectively be ruined for the night following this. Not great but exactly what its meant to be...and then some.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 02:35:08 | More by lochef81
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 7,758 ratings.