Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by swid:
4.18/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Beer #5 (of 13) from my beer purchase in Indiana.
Stone Ruination IPA pours a copper-gold color into my class. Atop the ever-so-slightly-hazy liquid sits a 1", off-white head, which slowly collapses. Low carbonation, high lacing. It's a thing of beauty. The aroma is of hops, pure and simple; it's like having a fresh hop leaf in your glass. (There is a sweet malt/alcohol presence, too, it's just that the hops are so overwhelmingly dominant).
The taste is just what the aroma promises - bold, brash, and hoppy. The hoppiness has a strong citrus element to it. There's just enough sweetness available from the malt and the alcohol to provide a shred of balance. The mouthfull is slightly wet, moderately full, and somewhat acidic and sour. Finishes crisp, quite bitter, and with a lingering citric aftertaste.
This beer is about as all-out as it gets. It's big, it's hoppy, it's flavorful. I now understand why this beer is so well-loved on BA - it's hophead nirvana. Definitely worth checking out.
Serving type: bottle
12-01-2005 02:38:46 | More by swid
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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