Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,944 | Reviews: 2,950 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by KuehneBe:
4.58/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Review from notes, had this beer about two months ago.
This is one gorgeous beer! It is a light, rich amber that refracts light beautifully. The head sticks around for a while, and leaves very nice lacing once it disappears.
Unsurprisingly, the citrusy hops is the most prominent scent, but despite its massive aroma it doesn't overpower. Reminiscent of pineapple and wild honey, with lovely malt and floral aromas. Literally mouth-watering.
Oh, the hopsmanity! Like a punch and a cuddle at the same time. Follows up the smell, and adds a whole new dimension of goodness. Citrusy, with a hint of pine. The malts are reminiscent of dark bread (almost pumpernickel-esque), and help make this IIPA both complex and hard to resist.
Somewhat resinous, and the alcohol adds pleasant warmth. Equally powerful and refreshing, without being too sticky. Just as one would expect from an Imperial IPA.
This beer deserves its reputation without the slightest doubt. Another astonishing offer from Stone that I will be sure to seek out again. Absolute top-tier, for IIPAs and beers in general.
Serving type: bottle
08-25-2012 05:27:38 | More by KuehneBe
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.
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