Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by lostbearbrew:
4/5 rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I have now had many Double IPA's and have to say my first impressions of Ruination have changed. While still thinking this is a nice beer, it is not the archtypal beer of its style, not even close, imho.
Appearance: Nice light orange color with a white head - very light lacing down the glass.
How's it smell? Very piney up front, with some other hops, more earthy, perhaps underlying. A small hint of malt or caramel, but not noticeable at first.
Very much of a hops assault on your tastebuds, but in a good way. Smiles! Lacks the balance of some of the other top rated IPA's, but find this still be quite drinkable, but not as much as I did originally.
Not sure why, but this beer often seems to be slightly overcarbonated to me. Actually, almost each time I've had it now - 12 22 oz worth.
I found this to be an enjoyable, strong, agressively hoppy beer which lives up to its claim of ruining your palate for a little while. However, it does not find the balance many other DIPA's seem to have cradled themselves into, and is no longer one of my personal top 10.
Serving type: bottle
08-24-2005 18:48:47 | More by lostbearbrew
More User Reviews:
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
4.95/5 rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Mouth-numbingly hoppy and at times almost to powerful, almost. Certainly one of those beers you must taste in your beer drinking lifetime. Must be the last beer of the day, anything else will not taste the way it should after this brew. This is at the pinnacle of hoppiness!
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 16:48:47 | More by Jeremy_Karanovich
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,941 ratings.