Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.68/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Wow this was an amazing beer.
APPEARANCE: A different color than most DIPAs, the Ruination poured a yellow, straw-like color and had a very solid, bubbly head that hung in there for a good few minutes. Sadly, only minimal lacing followed the impressive head retention.
SMELL: Despite not having an overpowering aroma, the Ruination seemed to be subtly warning potential drinkers of its intensity with an aroma that was all hops.
TASTE: Bitter, hoppy and delicious. The hops in this beer are bitter and biting, but they make the palate crave even more. They make the palate beg to be pushed further, but Stone did an excellent job of knowing where to stop with this hop bomb. Any more and it might be too much, my palate was pushed to the edge, but didn't fall over it.
MOUTHFEEL: The bitterness seems to build throughout the glass much like a good, spicy food would. Each sip is taste bud ripping to a certain extent, but it always seems to allow the palate to recover. It never goes too far.
OVERALL: Fantastic beer. This is what my hop-loving palate has been wanting for a long time. That said, most normal human beings will not be able to appreciate this beer. It is only for the strong, only for the hop-heads and only for the true believers. This is what American craft beer is supposed to be.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2011 00:15:54 | More by StoneTSR
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