Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.38/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Review taken many times over the past few years. Due for on actual review on BA.
22 oz brown bomber with a screen printed gold and green label. One of my all time favorite labels. Poured into a Ruination Bitter pint glass.
S - wow. Smells like a bomb about to go off. A hop bomb that is. Lots of grapefruit and lemon. Pine like hops with an oily resinous character. Caramel malt drifts in and out of the semi boozy aroma.
T - fruitiness of grapefruit and a lemon bite. Pine resin with the hops doing a lot of the work. Caramel and toffee flavored malt ensure this isn't a 1 sided hop show. Everything sits pretty well together. A touch of hop spices and booze in the finish.
M - big medium body. Texture is typical stone thickness and its remarkable how drinkable this DIPA is while still coating every inch of the mouth with flavor. Even the slight booziness ruination has is very enjoyable. It's stunning how a Brewer can put so much hop flavor while still allowing the drinker to enjoy the hops. Ruination can hold its own with any of the bigger Double ipa's in terms of flavor and drinkability.
O - it took one sip for me to fall in love with this brew. A so readily available dipa packing all this delicious flavor? How could one not love Ruination. A true West Coast Gem and a tribute to what the Stone Brewing Co is all about. I can enjoy this literally any time I want to and that's enough to put a smile on my face. It shows that Stone has been and always will be in the top tier of the world's greatest breweries. Well done.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2013 14:12:06 | More by BradtheGreat7
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