Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.03/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Stone Imperial Pint glass.
A: Light copper hued body that supported a massive off-white head and thick coat of viscous lacing.
S: Tons of bitter hop aroma and less floral and estery like characteristics. The malt body comes later in the smell, providing ample amounts of sweetness that help counter act the surplus of hops.
T: A definite palate wrecker, this DIPA immediately coats the back of your tongue unlike any other IPA I've had in recent memory. Good and bad at the same time, the malt has just enough sweetness to balance this beautiful example of a "West Coast Hop Bomb".
M: Not overly dry, but it's definitely a signature characteristic of Stone Ruination. The carbonation also helps amplify the hop bitterness...which I vastly enjoy in this case.
D: Even with it's sometimes over-the-top hop bite, this beer is quite drinkable.
Overall: A perfect example of an SD DIPA. A must try. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2010 00:01:27 | More by OlieIPA
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