Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Roman5150:
4.53/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
bottle into tulip
appearance: amazing golden yellow, semi cloudy, a great looking DIPA. 1 finger white head
smell: heavy grapefruit, citrus, and floral notes. You can smell the bitterness. One of the best smelling beers out there.
taste: Follows the nose, but more bitter than it would imply. Huge grapefruit notes with some lemon, citrus, and even coriander on the back end. Not much malt presence, masked by the bitterness. Very flavorful beer, this would appeal to even people who may not like 'beer'.
Mouthfeel: perfect amount of carbonation
Overall: One of my favorite hop bombs, if you like bitter simcoe hoppiness (floral and tropical notes), you will love this. I prefer the Stone IPA over this because it's a little less bitter and allows the fruitiness to come through more. Still, this is a benchmark by which other DIPAs should be judged.
Serving type: bottle
05-17-2013 20:15:03 | More by Roman5150
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.
96 out of 100 based on 7,973 ratings.