Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Drinkerofales:
4.28/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a golden honey color, clear, with a huge fluffy white head. The bubbles stick to the glass from beginning to end.
Smells strong of fresh hops, pine, grassiness, tangerine.
Tastes as good as it smells, very bright and punchy, bitter upfront, mellowing in the middle and nicely balancened bitter aftertaste.
Feels silky and resinous. A little viscosity makes this a great texture. Great feel of booze and dryness on the finish.
Overall I think this is a great beer. Great hops done right, another winner from Stone. This was one of the first great IPA's I tasted, which started me on the search of more IPA.
Serving type: bottle
12-12-2011 04:53:57 | More by Drinkerofales
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 8,840 ratings.