November 1, 2014

Stone Ruination IPA

A / 4.3
Stone Ruination IPA

According to Stone:

So called because of the “ruinous” effect on your palate! This massive hop monster has a wonderfully delicious and intensely bitter flavor on a refreshing malt base. One taste an you can easily see why we call this brew “a liquid poem to the glory of the hop!” Those who seek, crave and rejoice in beers with big, bold, bitter character will find true nirvana in Stone Ruination IPA!

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Reviews of Stone Ruination IPA

Review by Aaron D. Campbell on August 31, 2010

A / 4.3

Appearance – It pours a nice golden brown color with a decent amount of dense head that causes definite lacing (for those like me that didn’t know, lacing is how the head sticks to the glass on the way down).

Smell – Citrus tinted hops.

Taste – Hoppy bitterness is strong at first, but it has a nice smooth malty finish. While it is bitter, the 100+ IBU seems a little overstated because it’s not nearly as bitter tasting as some beers I’ve had with half that rating.

Mouthfeel – Fairly light-bodied lighter than I expected, but that could be partly due to the relatively high carbonation.

Drinkability – As I said, it’s a little lighter than I prefer, but the taste is quite good. All in all a very drinkable beer.