Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,873 | Reviews: 2,946 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by portia99:
4.45/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
22oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
A - Pours a beautiful bright orange orange - almost completely clear, only the slightest of haze. A nice two finger creamy white and dense head forms on top. Good staying power...when it finally yields, leaves excellent lacing on the glass.
S - Fresh citrus and pine. Grapefruit, orange, lemon, some pineapple and pine aromas and a bit of grassiness. This has a little bit of everything for the hop lover. A slight whiff of sweet malt with some breadiness and a touch of yeast.
T - Full flavored - grassy, lots of citrus - getting big blast of orange to begin with...pineapple, grapefruit and pine intermingle in here. Good and bitter - very sharp and crisp. Malt presence is subdued, but definitely there...just enough sweetness and breadiness to blend with the hops - can't say it balances, but it shouldn't either. Hops dominate and it works very well.
M - Body is medium, but heavier than a lot of double IPA's out there. Enough viscosity to sit on the tongue for a brief moment. Bitterness flows through the entire mouth and lingers, begs you to take another sip. Carbonation is bright, but works - very fine bubbles, gives a touch of creaminess to the feel.
D - This is one double IPA that I can't get enough of. A classic that more or less defined the style. This is a standby/go to beer for me. One of the most drinkable DIPA's around. Not a session beer at all, but easy to have a couple of these.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2009 18:07:47 | More by portia99
More User Reviews:
4.41/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
This pours a clear golden color. I get a big aroma that’s both piney and bitter, with a bale of grass and straw thrown in for kicks. Intensely hoppy and with a drying finish that doesn’t keep me from sipping. Ruination doesn’t disappoint in the least.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 17:38:42 | More by elNopalero
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,873 ratings.