Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by polloenfuego:
4.41/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From the 12 oz bottle to a snifter.
Picked this up on a trip to NY state. It poured a coppery gold with a one finger head that broke down quickly leaving a nice lacing. The aroma was all citrus and pine. This was not the freshest bottle, so I am sure the smell was somewhat dulled compared to its peak. The taste followed the nose. It was citrus and pine with a sweetness that followed with a bitterness. It had a medium body with a good amount of carbonation.
Overall, I am impressed with this beer. I am admittedly not the most refined IPA person, but I can appreciate a good one when I taste one. I think the next time I am able to I will pick up a few more.
Serving type: bottle
10-10-2013 21:21:19 | More by polloenfuego
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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 8,843 ratings.