Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.47/5 rDev +4%
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!
11-27-2011 05:49:09 | More by mindspin315
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 9,302 ratings.