Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Deingeist:
3.83/5 rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Poured a clear dark amber, with two fingers worth of uniformally smooth head that dwindled down to a thin cover over time, not much lacing.
Smelled of green citrus, unripe lemons/oranges or limes, clean hops, not too yeasty.
Spicy hops and citrus up front, then smooth feeling malt (considering the 7.7% alcohol) it was the eye of the storm however as the finish is quite a bitter punch. It's bitterness did not quite live up to it's name but it was really bitter. I'm almost glad considering if it were more bitter it wouldn't have had much drinkability.
Felt smooth, not too thin, not too oily, a little prickly up front, if it had been colder it would have been quite refreshing.
Some might find this beer very drinkable, but it's a stronger IPA and it took me some sipping. I could have drank a couple if they were colder. For a beer this flavorful it's quite drinkable, but I'd drink regular old Stone IPA if I was planning to have several.
Note* As an artist, the package and bottle are really cool, I love the near tacky green and gold screen print, it's really awesome. I love painted/inked bottles.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2010 12:57:50 | More by Deingeist
More User Reviews:
4.28/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A - poured a slightly Hazey golden almost orange body with 3/4 finger loose white head with large bubbles. Head was fleeting lasting only seconds, but left decent lacing.
S - massive hops, dominated by piney citrusy and grapefruit notes. Strong sweet and sticky malt character wafts through, with a slight fruityness.
T - very fresh tasting example, hop dominant up front, less piney as the nose more of a citrusy herbal tea flavor. Malt provides a very strong body and sweetness to keep the hops in check. Finishes less bitter than I expected, and actually a little sweeter than I would prefer.
M - thick n syrupy for the style, very stone-ish in its feel and is just delightful.
O - overall, as expected very enjoyable stone quality. Great fresh hop nose and flavor with a sticky and sweet body. Finish is clean but a little sweet and less bitter than I would expect. Great example of the style only thing i wish is it would be a little more attenuated.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 22:05:19 | More by MaineBrewing
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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