Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BeerPhan86:
4.4/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3
Ah yes, been wanting to try this again for some time. I remember it being one of my favorite beers from my favorite style.
A - Pours a nice orange gold with an off white head.
S - Strong hop aroma and earthiness. Smells like a pine forest almost.
T - Wow, intense and sweet hop bite up front, that lingers with a nice bready hop taste. Finishes with malt. What really makes this different from other doubles is that you get the great malty/bready taste instead of just a straight hopslam to the face. These two tastes are balanced and play with each other. It's very enjoyable. A bit more bitter than most doubles but I love that.
M - Creamy with a medium body.
D - I consider this a special treat when I buy a bomber every few months. It totally destroys my tastebuds, and don't plan on tasting any other hoppy beer after, it will be much more bland. The bomber alone has me feelin' pretty good so I don't think I would session this.
Overall a great double. Not AS boozy as others but still enough there to kick you in the pants. Definitely give this one a shot if you can!
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2009 02:38:26 | More by BeerPhan86
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.
96 out of 100 based on 8,937 ratings.