Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,839 | Reviews: 2,945 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jamesdergen:
4.13/5 rDev -4.2%
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
More User Reviews:
4.31/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a Burlington Beer Works pint glass.
A well-reviewed highly anticipated IPA.
A: This beer pours smoothly, a dark gold color with a mild head and very resilient lacing. It has tinges of red and brown in its translucent body. A very nice, attractive beer that just shouts its richness and fullness at you.
S: A wonderfully biting hopiness over a thick grapefruit body. Pepper hints are accompanied by an earthy aroma and fresh pine.
T: An extremely thick but smooth beer. The first flavor is a very wonderful hop-intense bite that is followed by a lovely citrus and grapefruit with a hint of green apple. This beer has a nice layered texture with the citrus and fruit notes on top with a nice undercurrent of thick rich hops and a good malty base. There are also some mild hints of herbal flavors and a rose-like nose with some pepper.
M: Rich and thick but smooth with a crisp finish and a very powerful hoppy bite giving a prickly fresh mouthfeel. Extremely well layered.
O: A wonderful IPA, definitely worthy of its huge following. Excited to try more from this brewery. Very rich with huge flavors and tons of intricate layers. Lovely lovely.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 22:16:43 | More by jsausley
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,839 ratings.