Beer: Stone Ruination IPA
Location Brewed: Escondio, San Diego County, California
Package: 6 pack 12 oz bottles
Appearance: Dark golden. It reminds me of unfiltered natural apple cider.
Body & Texture: Medium to full. Smooth and not too carbonated.
This is an American Double IPA, and at over 100 IBU’s (Int’l Bittering Units), you better believe it’s bitter. It’s very smooth, and it doesn’t make you want to swallow immediately. Keeping it in your mouth for a while is actually pleasant. If you’re into hoppy West Coast IPA’s then this beer is for you. If you’re a newbie to beer, be warned, you’re most likely going to complain it’s “too bitter”. This beer will give you the ultimate beer burps. The more I sipped this beer, the more I enjoyed it. Stone Brewing has very awesome bottles with great information on the back explaining what the names of the beers mean. The bottles also have great artwork on them. I always enjoy that. At $14.99 a six-pack, I will not be stocking this beer. If I had an option to drink this beer again, I would definitely accept.
You can read my Stone Smoked Porter review here.