Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by MCain04:
4.46/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Bottle 22 oz, $5.99, best by 4/8/13, drank on 2/10/13. Poured into Spiegelau snifter.
Appearance: Clear golden amber color, pure white 2-3 finger head, good retention, moderate lacing.
Smell: VERY nice. Grapefruit, mango, flowers, lots of pine, orange.
Taste: A bit subdued compared to the smell, but still quite nice. Follows along the smell profile, hop-forward taste with a lot of bitterness. Not very much malt at all. Just a tad thin to be world-class though.
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, quite smooth. Not too sticky. A bit thin, as above.
Overall: Great DIPA from Stone that would doubtlessly be a staple of mine if available as a six pack for $12 or so. Still a good value at $6 a bomber, but I just don't buy it that often. Hop Henge is better IMO and is at the same price point. Always like to grab a pint of this when it's on tap though.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2013 04:04:35 | More by MCain04
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 8,849 ratings.