Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.43/5 rDev +3%
On tap at Taphouse Grill
A – Raw honey amber with slight cloudiness and a big white foamy head that retains exceptionally and weaves a great lacework all the way through.
S – Big Time HOPS. Citric and floral bitterness. Pineyoils. Get ready to be hop bombed
T – Just like the nose, all about the hops levels of construction. Piney resins and grapefruit bitters floral cut and blended nicely with the alcohol. Tropical fruits with mild sweetness pineapple mango and kiwi.
M - Medium body. Nice carbonation. Slightly dry on the finish. Bitterness lingers and warms you with the presence of the alcohol
O – Almost but not quite over the top! Ok maybe it is over the top but really not too much A great beer. Highly recommended
02-15-2012 17:13:58 | More by muskiesman
4.2/5 rDev -2.3%
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass at cellar temperature.
A - Pale amber color with 1.5-finger white, foamy head that holds together nicely. Great lacing.
S - Pure hops. Citrus, floral, and piney aromas. Alcohol is slightly noticeable. Can't get much maltiness with all the hops.
T - Follows the aroma. A definite hop assault and very bitter. Can get the tiniest bit of malt and some alcohol but mostly hops.
M - Medium body. Medium carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Bitterness hangs around in your mouth. Slight warming sensation from the alcohol.
O - This is a great beer. It looks, smells, tastes, and feels exactly the way an imperial IPA should. I love the hop aroma and taste complexity. I would maybe like to see a little bit more malt aroma and taste to add more balance, but I understand that Stone's intention was to overload it with hops. The alcohol is not very noticeable for a beer that is nearly 8% ABV, but once you get to the bottom of your glass, you know it's there. If you're into double/imperial IPAs, I highly recommend this one.
02-14-2012 05:56:14 | More by BlackBelt5112203
4.18/5 rDev -2.8%
This pours a very clear pale gold with a white head rising up and leaving a bit of lace. On the nose there is no indication of malt, which is fine, and tons of pine resin and grapefruit rind. In the mouth there is huge bitterness up front, almost scorching the middle part of the tongue. There isn't a lot of complexity here, and that's just fine by me. Sometimes scorched earth is the best policy with big IPAs. The body is medium light, somewhat surprising to me, and the finish is medium and shorter than expected.
Overall, this is a nice IPA on the dry side of the style. I think the somewhat small body is an artifact of it being so dry, but the taste is worth it.
02-14-2012 01:47:09 | More by EricCioe
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,257 ratings.