Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 7,974 | Reviews: 2,911 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by xybreeder:
4.65/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A: Little below average head size, beautiful retention & lacing. Very lively, carbonation looks perfect. Head size was only thing preventing a higher score.
S: Grapefruit, floral, and hops. MMM hops. This bad boy is begging me to START DRINKING! Characteristics are a little light, and that's what prevented a higher score.
T: Geez, the texture is amazing. Grapefruit and hops again dominate the front end of the taste. However the hops aren't making it bitter at all. Also taste pine on the backend. Awesome tasting brew.
M: Very smooth, perfectly carbonated, plain & simple, perfect mouthfeel.
D: Umm, based on AST&M (above), you can see I could drink this all night. Only thing preventing me would be the 7.7%, might be a short night. :)
Cheers Stone, you guys continue to impress me; keep up the good work.
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2010 01:04:29 | More by xybreeder
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4.28/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A - poured a slightly Hazey golden almost orange body with 3/4 finger loose white head with large bubbles. Head was fleeting lasting only seconds, but left decent lacing.
S - massive hops, dominated by piney citrusy and grapefruit notes. Strong sweet and sticky malt character wafts through, with a slight fruityness.
T - very fresh tasting example, hop dominant up front, less piney as the nose more of a citrusy herbal tea flavor. Malt provides a very strong body and sweetness to keep the hops in check. Finishes less bitter than I expected, and actually a little sweeter than I would prefer.
M - thick n syrupy for the style, very stone-ish in its feel and is just delightful.
O - overall, as expected very enjoyable stone quality. Great fresh hop nose and flavor with a sticky and sweet body. Finish is clean but a little sweet and less bitter than I would expect. Great example of the style only thing i wish is it would be a little more attenuated.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 22:05:19 | More by MaineBrewing
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 7,974 ratings.