Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,937 | Reviews: 2,950 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Bfarr:
4.43/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A very nice cloudy gold orange with a medium off white head. A superbly rich hopa aroma just fills you up. It's a preperation for the hop overload the first sip has prepared for you. Hops smack you upside the head and permeate the tongue. But, if you think that's all there is and give up too quickly, you'll miss out. After that wonderful hopshock subsides and your taste buds begin to recover, the complex flavors begin to take shape. A light malt sweetness comes through the bitterness as well as the grapefruit and floral hop flavors start to shine. A smooth mouthfeel, aside from that longer lingering hop bite, sets the stage for everything to dance around on your tongue.
Despite all the hops, or perhaps because of it, this is a smooth very enjoyable beer to drink. It is a fine foil to their otherwise very balanced IPA.
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2010 01:51:30 | More by Bfarr
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.