Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by walows:
4.8/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I had this beer on tap at the Stone Brewery. This wonderful beer was brought to me in a nice goblet. This beer looks great, a nice caramel color, with a great off white head about two fingers. This beer laces all the way to the last drop. The aroma was nice and hoppy, floral and citrus with a tad bit of bread coming out toward the end. The taste was very bitter and delicious, this beer has a great layered hop character and a nice malty background that work great together. The bitterness was a good clean one and the hops come out as citrus and flowers. The great part of this beer is to taste all the different characteristics as the beer slowly warms up as you drink it. Once, the beer starts to get a little higher up in the temperature range this beer really opens up. Many of the hop oils and resins to come out, which adds another great dimension to this beer. The mouthfeel is great, a nice full body, with a slightly sticky feel from all the hops. Has mild carbonation, which works great with this beer. This beer has great drinkability, it is decent in alcohol but can still drink a couple of them. Wouldn't call this a session beer. I never get bored of this beer, this beer has so much to offer, from the first to last drop. The Stone Ruination is a great representation of a double IPA my and is my favorite beer.
Serving: On tap 10/18/08
Serving type: on-tap
10-20-2008 17:42:05 | More by walows
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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 8,950 ratings.