Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,938 | Reviews: 2,950 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BreakfastStout:
4.58/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Wow, this is one extremely drinkable Imperial IPA. I was going to sit down and go through my standard pour, smell, taste review process when I looked at my pint glass and realized it was 3/4 gone! Damn!! This is one of the easiest drinking IPA's if tried (and I've tried a lot!!). I live in Michigan so the gold standard for comparisons in IPA taste tests is the Two Heart. This one is right there with it, just no steelhead on the bottle. And Two Heart isn't an Imperial.
Pours a clear amber, not cloudy at all, with a decent 1/2 inch head with a fair amount of lacing. The lacing stays on the glass through out the 20 minute taste test. Solid!
Reeks of citrus hops of course, but without the bitter lingering mule kick that so many IPA's deliver.
Taste: This may be the tastiest drinking Imperial IPA's I've ever tried. I need to do a blind test vs. a Two Heart to see how they compare head to head. This beer is that good!
Mouth feel is surprisingly light for an IPA, again without the lingering bitterness that far too many IPS's deliver.
Overall this is an outstanding IPA. I with absolutely be coming back to this one. Fantastic!!
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2013 21:34:23 | More by BreakfastStout
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.
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