Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Baraka:
4.97/5 rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A: light gold with a solid head that leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass.
S: From the moment I opened the bomber, the overwhelming smell of hops enveloped me. Dank resiny and citrusy hops dominate the nose. The grapefruit aroma is particularity pungent. This is a very hoppy brew.
T/M: Immediately upon taking a sip the hops hit like a ton of bricks. Major citrus and pine flavors work over my palate and live a lasting resiny hop bitterness that isn't going away anytime soon. Moderate carbonation with a medium body round this baby out. I cannot pick out any malt flavors- any that are in here are so overwhelmed by the beautiful hop assault that they might as well not exist. This is one fantastically hoppy brew!
D: I say without hesitation that this is one of the best beers I have ever had. If Stone distributed to Missouri I would drink this all the time. Since there is absolutely no balance, I wouldn't recommend it to someone who isn't hop-crazy, but for me this beer is mana from heaven. its fairly low ABV make this one of the more sessionable IIPAs around too. It will destroy your palate though, so I wouldn't try to drink anything after it!
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2010 02:44:26 | More by Baraka
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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