Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.05/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
22oz. bottle best before 5/22 & today is 3/8 making this beer about 2 weeks old.
What can I say...everything about this beer is good. Sometimes tough to find a fresh bottle but when you do, you most definatley are rewarded.
A - Active carbonation. Lively bubbles from bottom to top of the tulip glass. Clear dark orange in color. Not cloudy. Not so much head or head retention though.
S - Dark oranges, grapefruit, a bit of lemon zest and a nice hoppy scotchy thing going on underneath it all. A bit of earthy pine in the nose as well telling you it's more bitter than most.
T - Follows nose exactly, and yes...a scotchy note along with the citrus hops. Not a palate wrecker.... the 100 IBUs are blended into the profile quite nicely. Not somewhat offensive like a Hopsicle or Mongo. Very pleasing in the finish. Solid DIPA.
M - Very crisp...if it were a tad bit lighter and more grapefruity I'd go as far as saying refreshing. Almost like it wants to get resinous but then the bitterness at the end cleans it out. Solid
D - Good..would be easy to polish off a few of these bombers in a sitting.
Solid example for the style. There are a few I like more but this beer fresh is one I'd never turn down. For the record...it's even better on tap. Although I'm sure that's assumed already.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2011 22:34:32 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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