Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,944 | Reviews: 2,950 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mzwolinski:
4.83/5 rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
A beatiful golden color; highly carbonated with initially thick head which has good staying power and leaves a nice lace, proclaiming that your glass has held a *real* beer, damnit.
Hop oil dominate the boquet -- no surprise. Very fresh smelling, with hints of citrus. Malt is quite present as well -- overall the smell reminded me, in the strength and prsence of the basic elements of the beer, of the smell of wort boiling just after the malt and flavoring hops have been added.
This is a really well-done beer. The taste is complex and, despite the bottle's hyperbole, remarkably well-balanced. Malt hits first with a pleasant sweetness, followed by the hops -- but not all at once. They come in layers, with the citrusy, floral flavors leading the way, followed by a wonderful dry, sharp finish at the back of the mouth.
Ruination is a tasteful, drinkable, innovative beer, and yet another reason why Stone is rapidly establishing itself as the West Coast's premier brewery.
Serving type: bottle
08-22-2002 20:33:58 | More by mzwolinski
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 8,944 ratings.