Stone, RuinTen IPA 10.8% abv.
I managed to snag one of these utterly sexyful creations from the Escondido craft brew pioneers off of the BrewDog online shop recently and I’m ever so glad I did!
Originally brewed to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Stone’s magnificent Ruination IPA in 2012, this powered-up hop monster’s immensely fruity hop profile bashes you round the chops with sack loads of oranges, peaches, grapefruit, and mangoes before performing forced acupuncture on your tongue with pine needles. The solid caramel malt base attempts a rescue but is soon overwhelmed (in an entirely good way) by those oh-so juicy, fruitastic hops. Spot on carbonation, generously bodied, medium sweet into bitter. Then more bitter. Bloody fantastic stuff!