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Review – Stone Ruination IPA

| June 2, 2008 | Comments (2)

One of my all time favorite beers, it was time that I review it. Stone Brewing, known for their agressively hoppy beers created this beer after having much success with their original IPA recipe.

Stone Ruination IPA – 22oz poured into a pint glass – 7.7% abv.

Appearance: Deep gold with an 1 1/2 foamy head.

Aroma: Strong citrus aromas such as orange and grapefruit, and notes of pine and spice.

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Taste: Floral and citrusy hops. Flavors of grapefruit and lemon. Some sugary spicy malts that give the brew a sweetness. All and all a mouthful of hops.

Mouthfeel: The level of IBUs makes your mouth almost pucker. Doesn’t leave biterness behind when you are done taking a drink, which is suprising.

Overall: Anyone trying to push the limits on making an IPA or Double IPA should look to this beer as the non-standard standard. This beer takes your mouth on a ride, and has you look at hops in a new light.

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2 Responses to “Review – Stone Ruination IPA”

  1. Dedalus2k #

    Love this beer! Your first taste damn near takes your head off. But after you power past the initial kick in the teeth you’ll be knocked down by all the flavors. My favorite IPA hands down. And I love IPAs.

    December 12, 2008 at 9:36 pm
  2. Jon W #

    To me, this beer should be the benchmark as to what an American 2IPA should taste like! HUUUUGE in every way! Not ashamed to say I am a “stone fanboy” haha…

    July 22, 2008 at 10:18 pm

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