Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.33/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
The "Best by:" date was 2/28, so I missed that by 9 days, but I assume that wouldn't make a major difference.
A - A deep golden color w/ a thin, creamy white head.
S - Hops, citrus, hops, fresh pine, and hops.
T - Very hoppy and an explosion of citrus. Mostly grapefruit and lemon, but also some papaya. Only a slight alcohol presence, but very welcomed to accompany the hops. It seems to be more "fresh" tasting, rather than "bitter."
M - The hops and alcohol engorge the mouth to create an amazing mouthfeel that finishes creamy and strong.
D - An extremely drinkable Double IPA. Stone sure knows how to make a beer. Ruination is definitely not an introductory beer. In no way is it overbearing where you can't drink it, but you have to be ready for the hops. By the end of the 22oz. bomber, I was wishing I had more, but I love hops, so it's all personal preference.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2007 20:49:43 | More by Gatch
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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