234. Stone Ruination IPA

I had this beer on tap a few weeks at Ebenezer’s Pub and really enjoyed it. Came across a bottle at a local store and decided I should have it again. Very little change from having it on tap so it still gets high marks from me.
Pour is a nice orange with two finger white head. Tons of aromas coming from this one; mostly hops – pine, tropical fruit and only a hint of sweet malts. Taste mirrors the smell with the sweet malts up front and then the hops kick in and do no stop. Loads of fruity hop flavors here and a nice dry finish which only makes you want more. Alcohol content is hidden well in the complexity of the beer. This is a very easy to drink DIPA with an alcohol content that is not overpowering.  Stone did an excellent job with this one and I would recommend anyone give it a try.
Pros: Well balanced with lots of hops
Cons:
Alcohol Content: 7.7% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 100+
Rating:  ★★★★☆
Brewers Website: Stone
Brewers Description: 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 and 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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