Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,842 | Reviews: 2,945 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by CapitalGains:
3.78/5 rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured and tasted 7/18/11
12 oz. bottle poured into a Deschutes Imperial Pint glass
Pours into a golden body with about an inch and a half of thick, creamy head that takes its time to settle. Does not leave as much lacing as one might expect considering the initial head.
Aroma is primarily citrus hops, sweet sugar, lemon, oranges, and a bit of floral and piney scents.
Taste is embodied by tangerines, pineapple, and grapefruit with a very present bitterness (as expected with 100+ IBU at 7.70% ABV). Hop bitterness is the defining factor in this brew. Finish is a bit dry and the malt presence seems subdued.
Proper level of carbonation and the mouthfeel is spot on - not too thin or thick.
A couple of these can definitely ruin your palate, as evidenced by the name. A little too forward on the bitterness for my preferences. Picked up at six-pack for $15; to be honest there are better deals for other IPAs out there in my opinion.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2011 02:19:33 | More by CapitalGains
More User Reviews:
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 8,842 ratings.