Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by midworken:
4.55/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Amber orange body and a head that left a continuous lacing. Aromas began with pine which changed to citrus/lemon flavors, earthy undertones present throughout.
Tasting revealed upfront bitterness that lasted through the aftertaste, and sourness upfront. The malt sweetness presented itself near the end which balanced the bitterness well. The flavors of this were somewhat complex, with different flavors and aromas presenting themselves at different times which made it an interesting beer to smell and taste.
Felt good on the tongue and didn't notice much of the alcohol. Would definitely buy more if it was available locally!
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2011 16:20:59 | More by midworken
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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 8,840 ratings.