Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by deruiz10:
4.38/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Growler poured into a pint glass.
A - One and a half-finger white head leaves behind massive lacing. Pour is a very slightly cloudy yellowish orange.
S - Spicy hops, grapefruit, and a slightly sweet pine undertone.
T - Truly palate-ruining spicy hops predominate, but upon closer inspection juniper berries, spicy citrus, and mildly sweet malts form the foundation. The finish is more gentle than I was expecting with a mild hop bitterness lingering.
M - Mild carbonation, but creamier than most IPAs. But it works to keep the hops from feeling too sharp on the tongue.
D - Perhaps the ultimate hop-lovers beer, this baby is named very appropriately. Best to save this one for sipping or for cutting through some seriously spicy salsa (my favorite way to drink it).
Serving type: growler
12-22-2009 21:41:12 | More by deruiz10
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4.04/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This ale pours a hazy golden copper color with a small short lived white head that gives way to a nice film and lacing. The aroma is just what it's namesake implies. ..ruining. it is super bitter with loads of citrus and pine hops. There is a slight malt backbone but it is subtle at best. The mouthfeel is traditional dipa, medium bodied and mouth coating. The flavor is everything the name and nose promises, nothing but palate numbing hoppy bitterness. Like being socked in the tongue by a lemon, a grapefruit, and a bag of pine needles. This beer is not well balanced nor well crafted, but it us exactly what it vows to be; an utterly mouth destroying, taste bud ruining hop bomb of an ale(imagine a less fresh version of Hopslam). This is by no means my favorite dipa or my favorite Stone offering or even something that I'd frequently return to, but it is exactly what it is meant to be. All others will effectively be ruined for the night following this. Not great but exactly what its meant to be...and then some.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 02:35:08 | More by lochef81
4.05/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle at 41 F poured into a pilsner glass. Enjoy by 05/11/14.
Pours amber-yellow, slightly hazy, medium white head, medium carbonation. Smell is grapefruit and flowers.
Taste is heavy grapefruit rind bitterness, some pine, slight (very slight) honeysuckle sweetness. Such a long, bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is dry, medium body. Overall, quite good.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 04:12:58 | More by snaotheus
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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