Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by sessycuban:
4.7/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5
I've been drinking Ruination for several years now, but I haven't bothered to review it. Now is as good a time as ever.
A The beer pours a rich orange. The beer is highly carbonated, but not so much so that you get excessive head. The lacing is wonderful and the beer retains well. This one is an absolute joy to look at even if you have no intention of drinking it.
S The beer has an intense citric note. This is the foremost aroma. Im also getting pine and floral notes. Again, fun to smell even if you have no intention of drinking the beer.
T Hops. Ive had my fair share of DIPAs and they all claim to be the hoppiest beer but Ive yet to find a beer as hoppy as Ruination. Although a hopbomb, it is still easy to identify the malt in the brew. In one word, fantastic.
M The beer is medium bodied. The high level of carbonation is a plus, as I find many DIPAs to taste a bit flat. This is perfect.
D This is by far the most aggressive beer Ive ever had and likely will ever have. This is both good and bad. In some ways, the beer is extremely drinkable. If youre going to enjoy a DIPA, why not start here? On the other hand, as I said, this is a very aggressive beer, making other Stone offerings look tame in comparison. This, coming from a brewery that has never been reticent to challenge their consumers.
For those who havent experienced, it is well time you should.
Serving type: bottle
10-04-2007 20:31:01 | More by sessycuban
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.
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