Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.2/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
This is my first official review, so please bear with me. It poured a beautiful golden, wheat color with a nice two-finger head which eventually led to some absolutely stunning lacing. The smell was mostly hops, I sensed much a lot of pine, but also some nice citrus. I was so excited when I got my hands on this beer that I pretty much completely forgot to note the mouthfeel, but the overall experience was great and I remember a kind of thickness that I really enjoyed. The hops were almost overwhelming right off the bat and the bitterness that they brought hung around almost indefinitely. There was citrus followed by a nice malty afterglow. This is a beer that deserves to be enjoyed sip by sip; absolutely delicious. I'm sure I will be coming back to this beer in the future. In other news, I find the curvy brown bottles that Rogue, Stone, and some other West Coast breweries use is the sexiest bottle out there. It's curvacious, just like a good woman should be. Also, I find Stone's paragraph long descriptions/rants to be incredibly witty, arrogant and appealing. Great experience, great beer!
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2009 02:04:55 | More by CrossansWright
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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