Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,003 | Reviews: 2,913 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Kitt:
4.7/5 rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Pours about a half finger head with weak lace that persists. Head dissipates rapidly. Appearance a dense, rich, but relatively light amber -- almost a rosin color.
Aroma of stark bitter hops and malt with a hint of grapefruit.
Taste pure bitter hops in the foreground with heavy lingering on the rear pallette. A sweet malty straw flavor -- reminiscent of a recently cut spring field -- provides a strong background and is touched with a hint of pine. Any former grapefruit has long since been banished: no citrus taste prevalent here! The bitter hops linger marvelously but are not overwhelming...they certainly leave one wanting!
mouthfeel is excellent. Pure, crisp, fluid with little viscosity -- perfectly synergized with the lively and lingering hops.
Drinkability -- nothing short of fantastic. The bitter hops provides a wanting desire for more and that desire is immediatlely quenched only to ressurrect itself moments later. A deadly cycle!
This is a superb IPA -- rich, strong, well developed. A strong hop flavor that is synergized with mouthfeel perfectly. A banquet IPA for the most serious among us. Worth the price. I'll be back for more!
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2010 02:41:56 | More by Kitt
More User Reviews:
4.61/5 rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from bottle to glass. Nice head, maybe 1/4" thick. Wonderful bubbly foamy head with good lacing. Golden-yellow pour that looks delicious. Smell is citrusy and leaves you wanting to taste the beer as the smell isn't to strong. Taste is also citrus with a strong mouthful of hops. Presence is great not to bitter or much bite on the back of the tounge from the hops. Wonderful beer not only to recommend but to drink again and again.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 00:37:49 | More by sorryifyoudont
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,003 ratings.