Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Thiestru:
4.22/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12-oz. bottle into my Terrapin pint glass.
Appearance: Golden and a little hazy with a one-finger white head. Good retention and very good lacing.
Smell: Strong floral hops and a somewhat nutty malt aroma.
Taste: Very bitter. Intense bitterness characterizes this beer, living up to the 'ruination' moniker. There's decent balance from the malts, but this is really a hop poem, as the label states. Additionally, and rather curiously, there's a certain "ashenness" here. This threw me off at first, but now I really enjoy it.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and tangy; medium body.
Drinkability: This IPA is just a little bit different from most others I've had, and I like it a lot. It's strong, but not as strong as many American IPAs, and I could easily drink two or three of these in a session (and wind up pretty drunk as a result, probably).
Stone Brewing Company, for all its humorous boasting, never really fails to deliver great beer, and they certainly didn't botch this one. Wassail, my friends. Wassail.
Serving type: bottle
05-17-2010 23:04:53 | More by Thiestru
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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 8,952 ratings.