Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jhtipton:
4.63/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Gosh darn, who came up wit this beer. The bottle says it all. Not really a session beer but it complements almost any meal, including breakfast. First tried this at the Navy Club in Seoul Korea in the bottle but it deserves better. No I drink from a wine glass or flute when possible. The IBUs on this baby are high and gosh darn, I love it. If you don't like a hoppy bitter beer then stay away. Just don't think that it is all flavor with no punch, this will put you down and I almost think it has a higher ABV than advertised.
The head laces the wine glass like a nobody's business.
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2009 00:22:42 | More by jhtipton
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4.28/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A - poured a slightly Hazey golden almost orange body with 3/4 finger loose white head with large bubbles. Head was fleeting lasting only seconds, but left decent lacing.
S - massive hops, dominated by piney citrusy and grapefruit notes. Strong sweet and sticky malt character wafts through, with a slight fruityness.
T - very fresh tasting example, hop dominant up front, less piney as the nose more of a citrusy herbal tea flavor. Malt provides a very strong body and sweetness to keep the hops in check. Finishes less bitter than I expected, and actually a little sweeter than I would prefer.
M - thick n syrupy for the style, very stone-ish in its feel and is just delightful.
O - overall, as expected very enjoyable stone quality. Great fresh hop nose and flavor with a sticky and sweet body. Finish is clean but a little sweet and less bitter than I would expect. Great example of the style only thing i wish is it would be a little more attenuated.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 22:05:19 | More by MaineBrewing
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 7,973 ratings.