Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8,897 | Reviews: 2,947 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by vrazionale:
4.38/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
22 oz. bottle at refrigerator temperature poured into a snifter.
A - Pours a copper body with a thin lacing of head that stays at relatively the same level.
S - Hops, naturally. Richly layered, with citrus, pine, flowers, pungent aromatics, and stone fruit all unfolding in the nose. One of those noses where a quick sniff is pleasant and appealing, but a deeper quaff rewards the drinker even further.
T - Pungent, bittersweet hops meet a sturdy malt backbone for a thoroughly drinkable brew. The finish is long, with a pleasing interaction between bitter and sweet. The citrus and pine flavors of the hops stand out the most to me.
M - Slightly sticky feel after swallowing, but I doubt that many brews with a malt presence like this can avoid that. Slight lack of carbonation, but this was likely intentional to let the hops and malt work their magic.
D - As far as DIPAs go, this is one of my favorites. Hard to taste the alcohol behind the hops and malt, but who cares. Well-layered hop profile makes every sip different and exciting. This is a feel-good brew, for those that like hops, at least! A must-try for fans of strong IPAs.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2009 01:40:24 | More by vrazionale
More User Reviews:
4.29/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a slightly hazy deep gold with an inch thick white pillowy head that dissipates slowly to a film.
Smells of light grassy malts with some biscuit richness and floral fresh hops.
Tastes of grassy malt and fresh floral and grassy hops.
Medium to full body with lightly tingly carbonation.
A very solid strong IPA with great flavor, presentation, aroma, and feel. It's not especially unique or complex, just above average across the board. Drinks very easy if you like a punch of hops and well worth trying.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 23:47:48 | More by Cylinsier
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,897 ratings.