Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,956 | Reviews: 2,950 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jamesdergen:
4.13/5 rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pours a clear honey color with some ruby hints. Head is small but manages to stick around for awhile.
Smell: Very potent herbal hop aroma
Taste: Just like the bottle says, "A liquid poem to the glory of the hop!" Very herbal, piney hop flavor with a nutty malt background that does not really balance the brew. Not as aggressive as I thought it would be, but pleasantly hoppy without being overbearing.
Mouthfeel: Very smooth and nicely carbonated. Light-to-medium body. Overall very pleasant.
Drinkability: Surprisingly good. I was expecting a more challenging, aggressive beer but this one is really smooth and drinkable. The alcohol is well-hidden and the hops are not overdone.
I like this beer, but am not impressed enough to go out of my way to buy it again. Definitely worth a try, but don't kill yourself trying to get it.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2006 03:04:47 | More by jamesdergen
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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 8,956 ratings.