Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,946 | Reviews: 2,950 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SurlyDuff:
4.85/5 rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Ahh, Ruination. Before moving out west, I could count on getting a 22oz bottle once in a great while. But alas, Oregon has provided me this delicious elixir at the convenience of my local tavern.
Before reviewing, Ruination is in my top 5 IPA's, and as such, well, it may get somewhat of a biased treatment. Trying to remain as objective as possible, so here it goes...
Pours a illuminating orange copper with good head rentention and sticky (permanant!) lacing.
Aroma is of, well, hops! Lots of em. Deep pine and floral citrus. Perfume and a bit of an alcohol kick.
THe hops assail and don't stop. The bitterness comes in after a moment, but isnt in the initial second. At the same time, floral and earthy tones drop in attempting to control the hops, and isntead just compliment and add to the party. Finish is still sharp, but as it fades away, the mouth waters asking for more. Tuely a good IPA.
An end note: this one will dominate your palatte. Your food won't taste the same...Forget about trying to taste any other beers after this one!
Serving type: on-tap
09-27-2007 00:48:47 | More by SurlyDuff
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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