Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by domtronzero:
4.33/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Wow! I never thought this beer could be so HUGE! This is probably one of the most complex DIPAs I've ever had. This is my wife's favorite beer.
Pours a crystal clear, bright orange/amber with a one-finger tightly packed white head. Lacing left all over the tulip glass (my wife prefers it out of a pint glass, but she's a novice - haha). Aroma is heavily that of citrusy/piney herbal hop aromas with a slight floral note powering through. Taste is overwhelmingly bitter hops, grapefruit and resinous pine notes, with a strong hoppy spice. Although it is strongly hopped, it is balanced well with toasted malt flavors and a slight caramel flavor. Definite alcohol presence. Mouthfeel is rather thick and slick, but the carbonation makes it tingly and easy drinking. Only the alcohol strength keeps me from quaffing this beer throughout the night, as I usually end up passed-out after three 22 oz. bottles, which is a good thing because otherwise it ends up being an expensive night of drinking.
Serving type: on-tap
09-04-2007 01:55:18 | More by domtronzero
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4.61/5 rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from bottle to glass. Nice head, maybe 1/4" thick. Wonderful bubbly foamy head with good lacing. Golden-yellow pour that looks delicious. Smell is citrusy and leaves you wanting to taste the beer as the smell isn't to strong. Taste is also citrus with a strong mouthful of hops. Presence is great not to bitter or much bite on the back of the tounge from the hops. Wonderful beer not only to recommend but to drink again and again.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 00:37:49 | More by sorryifyoudont
4.99/5 rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
My favorite all-time beer to date. Hoppy deliousness. Great taste. Great finish. Doesn't get much better this. If you enjoy DIPAs and hoppy IPAs. then you will enjoy this. Very hopforward with the perfect amount of bitterness with a piney, citrusy finish.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 23:03:10 | More by jpayne04
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,001 ratings.