Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Sephiroth:
4.4/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I remember how I puckered the first time I sampled this. Now, I kneel at the altar of the hop. Poured into a tulip, the beer is a clear, light golden color. There is an inch of head.
The nose is floral, and infused with a dry, citrus aroma. The taste is, "a liquid poem to the glory of the hop, " as the bottle says. There is just enough malt to prevent this from being unbalanced in a bad way. As it is, this is unbalanced in a good way. The hops are a rainbow of citrus flavors, and they do run the entire gamut. Bitter oranges and lemons, grapefruits, and then, a slight pineyness at the end. The mouthfeel is light for the style, but it does coat one's throat. I must give this a lower drinkability than I would normally give the style because of the extreme hops. Do not drink this if are prone to heartburn, or face the consequences. I am not afraid.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2005 07:32:01 | More by Sephiroth
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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