Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.5/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Stone Ruination has a golden-yellow body with a good amount of active carbonation bubbles. The head is about 2 fingers tall and is a light tan color; it is thick and cream, showing great retention as it clings to glass. Great look for a IIPA.
Ruination has a powerful hop aroma, you can practically feel the bitterness in your nose. Grapefruit and pine make appearances also.
Hops, Very strong hops, and more hops is a good way to describe Ruination. They all come in one giant blast of hop flavor too. A good amount of grapefruit and pine mix with massive amounts of tongue-attacking bitterness and hints of lemon. Just a bit of pale, sweet malt come through in the end, but the bitterness strangles it even as it pops up; it barely makes an impression. Ruination is aptly named, because after drinking one of these you really want taste anything for the rest of the night.
Ruination feels oily while in the mouth, with above average carbonation that is a little bit surprising, but fitting. The body still manages to feel smooth and creamy.
Stone Ruination is a must-try for any hopheads out there, it is a perfect example of a hopped-up west coast IIPA. Besides that, it also hides the alcohol content extremely well, and every bottle has a bottling date stamped on it so you know that it's fresh.
Serving type: bottle
01-07-2008 22:36:01 | More by Hojaminbag
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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