Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.51/5 rDev +4.9%
A: Pours a generous 2 finger fluffy off-white head that takes a good bit to settle. Color is a yellowish caramel. Lacing and retention are excellent even after 30 minutes into the pour.
S: The Hop profile gives me a one-two punch. The bouquet is full-bodied and balanced. Piney and delicious.
T: Wow. So many flavors going on here. The floral hops transition to a sugary grapefruit creaminess. Twinge of oak and vanilla. Tongue is left with a bitter resin that just feels right.
M: Moderate carbonation, but I was hoping for more. Slightly sticky and smooth.
O: Drinkability is fantastic. The beer is so smooth and ABV so understated, you won't even know you are on the train to IPA heaven. Well done Stone!
12-24-2011 02:10:10 | More by cooler4life
3.83/5 rDev -10.9%
First off, I hope the Brothers don't take an average of my scores. I definitely weight Taste and Overall much higher than appearance.
This is probably the ugliest looking beer. Yellow, with a cloudy suspension to it. Sorry, it really looks like urine to me. But than again, I weight appearance much less than the other categories.
strong IPA grapefruit smell. Liked it. I am fond of the citrusy style IPA's
continues with the strong citrus/grapefruit flavor. Personally, liked the amount of hoppiness, and found the "bitterness" just right. Read the entire bottle, to see if they added "grapefruit" flavoring. Can't believe they achieve that flavor just from the hops. the bottle did describe "brewers yeast cells". Wonder if that is how they introduced such strong citrus presence.
mf: good. slight after taste which I didn't appreciate.
good citrus flavored IPA. Liked it, and will buy again. However, for this style of beer, prefer Racer 5.
12-20-2011 22:39:49 | More by KarlosT
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,282 ratings.