Thursday, July 18, 2013
Stone Brewing Company Ruination IPA
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Stone Brewing Company Ruination IPA.
From the Stone Brewing Company website: “So called because of its truly "ruinous" effect on your palate, this massive hop monster will change forever your preconceptions of what defines good beer. This is Stone IPA's big brother, and we mean BIG. We essentially began with our already-awesome Stone IPA, threw in an extra-large helping of malt, and added a lot more hops. And then some more. And then even more, resulting in a vibrant blast of citrusy bitterness that hits you on the first sip. Just one taste and you'll know why we call this indelicate jewel "A liquid poem to the glory of the hop!"”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a golden orange color with a white head and sticky lacing.
Aroma: Grapefruit and other citrus fruits, pine and sweet caramel malts.
Taste: Caramel malts coupled with pine, grapefruit and other citrus hops. Biscuit/bready malts in the finish. Big, sweet and hoppy.
Overall: Superior in so many ways, Stone Brewing Company Ruination IPA is balanced, refreshing and intensely smooth. Not a palate wrecking hop bomb. Just a damn good Double IPA. This 7.7% ABV gem is amazing.
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