Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.72/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured a rather normal golden honey hue, that was very clear. A nice frothy off-color white head that contained a few large bubbles.
The aroma was o so hoppy, with citrus higlights, and a very crisp nature to it. Tantalized my nostrils.
As the label suggests, my first tatse hit my mouth like a ton of hop bricks. After the intial hop whallop, the taste gave way to some nice roasted malts, then citrus/woody/floral/grassy type tastes fluttered around my tongue.
The mouthfeel is great, it is a very diverse brew, with many different levels. The alcohol is very present, yet smooth and satisfying, not burning at all. It is a pleasure to have the taste linger long after you swallow.
I am a fan of Stone, and I can't believe it took me this long to get around to this brew. But it was worth the wait. Even though it is non sequitor, the labels on the bottles are always a humorous read. It says alot about a brewery who puts in alot of work in every brew, from the actual brewing process right down to the label.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2006 19:56:33 | More by Freshie
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