Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
United Kingdom (England)
4.33/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A 12oz bottle with a BB of Oct 2012 - fresh! Acquired from Trembling Madness in York just the other day. Looking forward to trying this famous Stone brew....
Poured into a Delirium chalice. A rich golden-sunset hue with faint haze and good carbonation. Produces a large head of creamy white foam that hangs around for a while before reducing to a surface layer. The aroma is deeply hoppy: juicy notes of pine, grapefruit, orange peel, lemon and citrus. This is underpinned by subtle hints of caramel malt and a fair whiff of alcohol. Slightly sweet.
Tastes of overwhelming hops with an intense bitterness - wow! Notes of pine, resin, grapefruit, bitter orange, lemon and citrus. Underneath the hops lie sweet caramel malt and a hint of yeast, which provide a degree of balance. Very dry and seriously bitter upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, spicy and tingly - the hop oils play havoc with the palate. Nice body and decent carbonation. Highly astringent. Aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops - plenty of lingering flavour to savour.
Tasty - a solid DIPA and possibly the best I've tried to date. The hops need no further introduction; they are the stars of the show. A lovely range of aroma hop flavours that blend together perfectly. The bitterness is powerful but never seems over the top, while the malt provides just enough sweetness to keep this brew from seeming one-dimensional. Ruination is a well-deserved title; it towers over many other IPAs. Superb - add this to your must-try list.
Serving type: bottle
10-07-2012 00:56:03 | More by jazzyjeff13
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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 8,954 ratings.