Drink Stone Ruination IPA

Stone Ruination IPA


Relevant Links:
Stone Ruination IPA (Stone Website)
Ruination IPA (BeerAdvocate.com)
Stone Ruination IPA (RateBeer.com)

20120822: [20121227]
Josh, Jon, and I went to Stone Brewery went to Stone Brewery and the Stone Ruination IPA was part of the beer sampling at the end of the tour. Of the Stone Ruination IPA, I wrote: "The final sample was the Ruination IPA. I don't detect much of a smell, but after having the Levitation, IPA, and Arrogant Bastard, it tastes good." 7:16PM PT

I believe the implication of my note is that after I drank the three other samples, my tongue had adjusted to the bitterness, allowing for more of the Ruination IPA's flavor to be detected as opposed to the bitterness, which I would normally expect to taste in an IPA.

Sampler:
Stone Levitation
Stone IPA
Stone Arrogant Bastard
Stone Ruination

Website Information:
STONE RUINATION IPA

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!

QUICK FACTS
FIRST RELEASE DATE:
June 2002
HOP VARIETY:
Columbus & Centennial
STATS:
ALC/VOL 7.7%, 100+ IBUs
AVAILABILITY:
22oz Bottles, 12oz Bottles,
Four Packs, & Draft

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