Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by therealnod:
4.47/5 rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bought this at Sunflower Market. 22oz bomber into a Stone nonic.
A: Gold/orange/copperish, much like Stone's regular IPA. Stark white head with good retention, some lacing.
S: Smells like...their regular IPA with some hops added. A kinda woodsy component comes in.
T: A lot like their, well, their regular IPA with some extra hops thrown in. A big bitter finish that lingers untill the malts come to clean up...quite nice. The only departure from the IPA I detect is that the finish is longer and more bitter with the malts coming later (making the finish...well, longer and more bitter).
M: If I said it was just like their regular IPA, would that surprise you? True to style.
D: As drinkable as...their regular IPA, which means quite.
Notes: Well, it definitely isn't Stone IPA, but it isn't far off. This breew seems lazy to me...just brew the regular IPA and add more hops. That doesn't make it bad, or boring, just unoriginal.I love Stone's IPA, so this can't possibly be a negative review, I'm simply expressing dissapointment that I didn't sample a significantly different beer; it certainly didn't ruin my palate. Stone delivers tons of macho marketing hype, but they brew incredibly balanced big beers.
Serving type: bottle
01-16-2009 18:12:13 | More by therealnod
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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