Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by RCK86:
3.9/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a Delirium Tremens tulip from a bomber. I've had my eye on this brew for a while and finally decided to give it a try.
Appearence: light translucent caramel; thick head diminishes about as quickly as you'd expect from a beer with similar gravity, but leaves some nice lacing (more than I was expecting)
Smell: very prominent tangerine-y scent; very sweet--almost too much so for my nose, but my ultiamate verdict on beer in based on much mroe taste than smell; maybe a faint hint of vanilla?; mellow-spicey note that reminds me of sage more than it does anything else; the booze smell isn't nearly as pronounced as you'd expected given the ABV
Taste: alchol not nearly prominent as most other beers at this ABV; bitterness isn't as pronounced as i'd expected it to be, nor is the sweetness; you get a good amount of citrus, but I can't ascertain exactly which fruit it reminds me of--grapefruit maybe?; pine-y note as well
Mouthfeel: coats the mouth nicely; the pine notes come through as the beer is going down and linger for a bit after your sip; goes down easily for 7.7%
Overall: incredibly drinkable beer that is much more session-able than I thought it would be; I'm a bit of a hop head and was expected a bit more of a punch, but this was still a delicious beer that I'll buy again; I let the bomber sit out and re-poured as I finished each glass, and as the brew warmed it opened up quite a bit--for my next tasting (I bought two bottles), I'll let it come to room temperature before the first pour
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2012 20:56:51 | More by RCK86
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4.33/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Enjoyed in a pint glass
A - Pretty golden/orange with a 1/2 inch beige head which subsides after a minute or two. Laying was plentiful but faint.
S - Very shy nose,even after warming up, of Grapefruit, citrus, and pine.
T - Grapefruit hits you right off the bat with hints of malt. This brew is all about the bitter hops however.
M - Medium body and carbonation but the bitter hops aftertaste stays with you for awhile after each sip.
O - A big hoppy beer, Stone let's you know right off the bat what you are in for and it doesn't disappoint.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 22:36:46 | More by jj139
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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