Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,852 | Reviews: 2,945 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.64/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
This is a beer I've had many times before but I've never really gotten around to reviewing it for some reason. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Not much of a head but a nice copper color with good clarity. Citrusy hops, orange on the nose, resinous and hoppy with some distinct sweetness from the pale and carmel malts. Smells great! The taste is quite hoppy all around but very good. A generous amount of bitering hops on the start, this is cut by the sweetness of the malts as the sugars and alcohol coats the tongue mid palate and ends with another hoppy bite of bitterness. Not exactly a session beer but absolutely delicious especially if you like a nice hoppy brews. I certainly like my brews nice and hoppy so this is hitting the spot.
Serving type: bottle
12-18-2013 00:51:32 | More by CA_brewster
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4.31/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a Burlington Beer Works pint glass.
A well-reviewed highly anticipated IPA.
A: This beer pours smoothly, a dark gold color with a mild head and very resilient lacing. It has tinges of red and brown in its translucent body. A very nice, attractive beer that just shouts its richness and fullness at you.
S: A wonderfully biting hopiness over a thick grapefruit body. Pepper hints are accompanied by an earthy aroma and fresh pine.
T: An extremely thick but smooth beer. The first flavor is a very wonderful hop-intense bite that is followed by a lovely citrus and grapefruit with a hint of green apple. This beer has a nice layered texture with the citrus and fruit notes on top with a nice undercurrent of thick rich hops and a good malty base. There are also some mild hints of herbal flavors and a rose-like nose with some pepper.
M: Rich and thick but smooth with a crisp finish and a very powerful hoppy bite giving a prickly fresh mouthfeel. Extremely well layered.
O: A wonderful IPA, definitely worthy of its huge following. Excited to try more from this brewery. Very rich with huge flavors and tons of intricate layers. Lovely lovely.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 22:16:43 | More by jsausley
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,852 ratings.