Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by davidchollar:
4.45/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Looks a brilliant bronze with a medium dense white head that settles quickly but never fully disappears. A blast of that patented IPA citrus-pine smacks your nose. Digging a little deeper, as this world class ale opens up a bit, more scents are revealed. I imagine some sweeter notes, lemon cookies, fresh fruit. And, for I guess the first time ever (in a beer review), I detect hop's black sheep cousin cannabis. Yup. It's there. Sticky icky.
Taste is BITTER !!! But of course there is so much more going on here. There is a solid malt presence that is realized even as it is being blown away by the super hoppy aftertaste. The flavor is huge and unique, and it lingers. Probably medium body, but such an intensity that it seems bigger. The bitterness just keeps going, ripping away the inside of your mouth from your tongue to your gums. Intense! At 7.7% it's just at the border between not so strong and STRONG. It actually tastes a lot stronger because of the insanely enormous flavor which is still eating away at my inner mouth.
I like the diatribes and I love the labels on these bombers. Stone fucking rocks.
Serving type: bottle
06-02-2009 13:41:46 | More by davidchollar
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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.