Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by tito42:
4.47/5 rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from bottle to a Blvd. Smokestack tulip. Best by 08/04/2011, so I'm nearly four weeks beyond this. The Bros. say not to worry based on the hops and alcohol levels in this brew.
A: Unfiltered and deep saffron in color. A frothy white head leaves thick, clumpy lace. Outstanding curb appeal.
S: Extremely pungent aroma of piney, resinous hops. Grapefruit and a floral scent also present.
T: Wow, lots of hops bitterness here, but it didn't hit me over the head as I had imagined. A very strong malt backbone balances the resinous hops and allows some grapefruit and pineapple citrus to come through. I also taste tea. A bit of pepper at the finish. A decidedly hoppy finish that lingers on the back of the tongue, but doesn't necessarily rip the front off. Very well balanced and intricate.
M: Very smooth, medium-bodied. Obviously, a lingering hops bitterness on the palate. The alcohol is present but masked well for 7.7 ABV.
O: Very, very good double IPA. I think I prefer this over Hopslam. I need to find Pliny somehow.
Serving type: bottle
09-01-2011 03:58:27 | More by tito42
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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