Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 7,705 | Reviews: 2,897 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by zee3are0:
4.03/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Have a couple bottles in my fridge right now.
A - Yellowish head sitting on a pale golden body. Not terribly exciting.
S - Hops, hops and more hops.
T - Hops, hops and more hops. Seriously, this is a Double Imperial IPA. Or a quad IPA. Or a bushel of hops slamming you in the face. Yet, Stone has done a good job with the maltiness character to somehow make it very balanced for such a hop monster. It's not as aggressive as a lot of other Double IPAs, but it's still amongst the most extreme hop bombs you'll ever drink.
M - The carbonation is almost too light; with this many IBUs, it needs to pop on the tongue or risk drowning you in bitterness. If I were kegging this as a homebrew, I'd probably up the PSI a little bit. But it's still delightful.
O - If you're a fan of Double IPAs, this is the most extreme example I've had so far. Maybe there's others that are more hops, but I'd probably have to chew on the leaves. Somehow, Stone has managed to make it drinkable through crafty engineering of nuanced malts. I'll continue to enjoy this beer when I really intend to focus on drinking beer. It's a monster.
Also, pay attention to serving temperature. Too low and it really lacks the fizz it needs to make the experience over your tongue enjoyable. Too warm and it just seems too sour. Right around 43° seems perfect.
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2012 04:33:37 | More by zee3are0
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4.8/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Another gem out of Stone Brewery. This is a must drink double IPA.
Poured into a tulip. Poured a nice golden color with a firm white head that lingered for a good long time.
Smell was citrus (pineapple, grapefruit) and pine. Perfect hoppy smell
Taste was well balanced citrus sweet with a bitter, grapefruit end. Leaves you wanting to immediately take another sip
Medium body, smooth and refreshing
Outstanding beer that will be a staple in my refrigerator
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 01:38:49 | More by TaylorMade2014
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 7,705 ratings.