Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Ralphus:
4.43/5 rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I was lucky enough to receive a bottle of this in a trade. I'm a big fan of their traditional IPA and having just tried the arrogant bastard at a beer tasting, was looking forward to getting into this one.
It pours a very attractive dark golden colour. It's clear with a shower of pinpoint sized carbonation that rises to the surface creating a beautiful white creamy head. Text book rings of lace carpet the side of the glass as you drink it.
The smell is nice. Lots piney hops and citrusy fruit meets the nose every time. The taste has more though. Initially it's all about hops. The first sip took my breath away with them. But after the initial shock there is much more. It starts off with a solidly sweet and fruity malt base and then transitions well into a very hop dominated finish. It's bitter, complex and satisfying as all hell. The alcohol is there but its no match for the hops.
Mouthfeel is silky smooth and for such a strong beer the whole thing goes down remarkably fast. It's a testament to the brewer that such a hop bomb can be so drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2009 21:43:59 | More by Ralphus
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
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,950 ratings.