Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by thecheapies:
4.08/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
Bomber to tulip. Enjoy by 01.20.13. Uh-oh...
Looks excellent. Stoic two-fingers of bleach-white head on-top of a red-orange hazy body. Lacing is superb.
Excellent nose of grapefruit, pine, and floral hops. There's a staleness to fresh hops that is very appealing. Ruination has it. Hints of toastiness. Light biscuity malts try to pare into the hop assault. Might not be all things complex, but this nose is right in-line with superior DIPAs.
Stinging grapefruit and peeled layers of pine and herbaceousness. Stinging booze, too. The malts want to caramelize and transpose the beer. It's right at the point where the beer wants to be sweeter and maltier than it should be. Still has dryness. Hearty bitterness staves the malts off a bit. I'm missing the juicy fruitiness of the citrus that I know was there. Too much bread and biscuit. A lashing of the tongue remains on the bill here.
Sudsy and tightly-wound. Body is a bit outspoken. Alcohol cuts right in when it wants to, and that is often.
Listening to 'Today I Was An Evil One' by "Bonnie" Prince Billy. When he sings 'painfully receding', I can't help but think of this particular bottle. In dire need of a re-review, as this is one of my all-time favorite Imperial IPAs.
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2013 04:27:28 | More by thecheapies
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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
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,951 ratings.