Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.43/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours a hazed yellow to amber as the glass filled.
Not as aromatic or overwhelming as the bottle would lead me to believe, but impressive. Fruity resin, sweet but not too sweet. Wish it was stronger, must smell amazing on tap.
Tastes as good as it smells, if not better. Each sip gives you a new experience, I noticed something new every time. Complex and downright tasty. Fiercely bitter upon swallowing, but I could handle the 100 IBUs with relative ease, to my own surprise. Try as I might to detect the malt, the hops wouldn't let me.
The taste lingers long after the swallow, just makes you sit back and enjoy it, yet yearn for another taste.
Solid in the mouth, pressing your tongue against your hard palate results in a creamy foam and releases even more flavor. Carbonated enough to give it some bite.
Overall, I must say I believe the hype. I was worried that it was a novelty beer that was hoppy for hops sake, but really it's deliciously well crafted, will try again, hopefully on tap.
Serving type: bottle
08-08-2011 04:06:04 | More by BaronRogue
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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