Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.38/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I poured this beer into a perfect pint glass, it has bright golden color to it, with not a lot of head but it lays down nicely to a thin white lace. The smell is nice and earthy of hops and some citrus. The taste is very hopy, very nice bit with some citrus. I get a little bit of malt to. The mouth feel is very smooth and rolls off the tongue real nice. Overall this is a great beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-28-2011 21:16:41 | More by chefhatt
4.47/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Your palate has officially been wrecked! Ruination is one of the absolute biggest 'Hop Bombs'.
Look is a clear orange, small bubbles from the carbonation and a big fluffy white head.
Aroma is lots of pine needles soaked in hop oil, bitter grapefruit, and a touch of orange. A dank herbal aroma is quite pungent too, with a touch of vegetal hops. Overall the pine is smacking you in the face.
Don't try to drink another beer after this beer. It rips your taste buds up, in a good way. Incredible amount of bitterness hammers the palate almost right away. The mild grapefruit/orange come out first but are quickly buried under the pine/bitterness that grabs hold of the tounge. Carbonation moves the bitterness right along to a big dry finish. Overall medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
Had this beer quite a few times before but had to pick it up when I saw it on tap at my local liquor store. This is a once in awhile beer for myself. Not something I want to try and enjoy all the time, but it certaintly gets it point across in a big way!
Serving type: growler
11-27-2011 05:49:09 | More by mindspin315
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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