Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,898 | Reviews: 2,947 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by bagpiper2005:
4.28/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Pour: Light orange-amber color with two and a half fingers of white head that dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass.
Smell: WOW! You get a whiff of this as you open the bottle. Hops all around. Citrusy aromas of grapefruit and orange with floral and piney hints as well.
Taste: Syrupy sweet pale malt front end with an understated citrus tone and a touch of molasses. Spicy middle with some hints of sour fruit (lemon comes to mind here). The back end can best be described as a cannon-like explosion of hops: primarily pine with some grapefruit tones. Delicious, but the only thing that keeps it from a perfect 5 is the somewhat prominent alcohol taste.
Mouthfeel: Thick, rich, creamy body. Smooth feel and coats the mouth with a thick layer of hop oil. Medium in carbonation.
Drinkability: Kinda rough going down, and that first sip was especially so. This is definitely a sipping beer.
Final Notes: Yet another impressive beer by the Stone Brewing Company. Their huge beers never cease to impress, and this is no exception. A solid example of the style and one I will return to. Just waiting to be paired with some spicy Asian or Mexican food.
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2011 03:54:35 | More by bagpiper2005
More User Reviews:
4.29/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a slightly hazy deep gold with an inch thick white pillowy head that dissipates slowly to a film.
Smells of light grassy malts with some biscuit richness and floral fresh hops.
Tastes of grassy malt and fresh floral and grassy hops.
Medium to full body with lightly tingly carbonation.
A very solid strong IPA with great flavor, presentation, aroma, and feel. It's not especially unique or complex, just above average across the board. Drinks very easy if you like a punch of hops and well worth trying.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 23:47:48 | More by Cylinsier
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,898 ratings.