Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ThePaintedGrey:
4.36/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz. bottle poured into imperial pint glass.
A: Pours a foggy honey orange color with a moderately large foamy white head that retains nicely, but eventually fades to a creamy cap that seems like it'd stick around for the rest of the night (if the brew lasted the rest of the night). Lots of sticky lacing left behind.
S: No surprise in the nose here. An epic aromatic tale of hops, with strong grapefruit and herbal and floral notes. Some pine and grass as well, but this one lingers more towards citric rather than rustic. Superb, either way.
T: Gloriously hoppy. Overflowing with grapefruit, lemon zest, bits of orange peel, a little grass, a dash of pine, and a bit of honey-like sweetness from the malts that's expertly blended with the flavors to add just a small semblance of balance. Honey lingers on in the aftertaste as well as some bitterness towards the back of the mouth. The booze is completely masked. Not a single trace.
M: More towards a full-body that's wonderfully creamy and sits kind of heavy on the palate, which truly allows the flavors to shine. A crisp, bright carbonation does well to keep this from feeling TOO creamy. I can't detect alcohol on my tongue, and the only hint that it's even present is the lingering warmness in my face and throat. Terrifyingly drinkable, this one is.
O: I've gotta hand it to them... Stone may be arrogant, but it's rightfully so. I'm starting to believe these guys (and gals) can do no wrong when it comes to beer. Ruination is another example of a world-class IPA and is anything and everything a hophead wants. Simply scrumptious.
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2014 00:26:33 | More by ThePaintedGrey
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.