Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,943 | Reviews: 2,950 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by FickleBeast:
4.5/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
I can't believe I haven't reviewed this beer. I've had it at least a half dozen times and always love it.
12 oz bottle (yay!) poured into a nonic.
Pours a hazy copper color with two full fingers of sticky off white foam. Aroma is a full blown assault of citrus and piney hops.
First sip is a huge rush of piney hops. Certainly unbalanced but delicious for a hophead like myself. I remember the first time I tried this beer (10 years ago) and I was blown away by the hop flavor - I had never tasted a beer like this before. After all this time, it still holds up - the hops are flavorful, impactful, but not unpleasant. This is the basis by which I compare all other West Coast IPAs and honestly most don't measure up.
This beer is a must-try for any craft beer aficionado. Revolutionary at the time, and still delicious.
"A liquid poem to glory of the hop" indeed!
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2014 06:55:16 | More by FickleBeast
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 8,943 ratings.