Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.04/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This ale pours a hazy golden copper color with a small short lived white head that gives way to a nice film and lacing. The aroma is just what it's namesake implies. ..ruining. it is super bitter with loads of citrus and pine hops. There is a slight malt backbone but it is subtle at best. The mouthfeel is traditional dipa, medium bodied and mouth coating. The flavor is everything the name and nose promises, nothing but palate numbing hoppy bitterness. Like being socked in the tongue by a lemon, a grapefruit, and a bag of pine needles. This beer is not well balanced nor well crafted, but it us exactly what it vows to be; an utterly mouth destroying, taste bud ruining hop bomb of an ale(imagine a less fresh version of Hopslam). This is by no means my favorite dipa or my favorite Stone offering or even something that I'd frequently return to, but it is exactly what it is meant to be. All others will effectively be ruined for the night following this. Not great but exactly what its meant to be...and then some.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 02:35:08 | More by lochef81
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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