Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.39/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
L: Clear deep gold with a slight touch of haze. Head starts very creamy and lush, but soon breaks up into soapy bubbles. Good lacing.
A: Big floral, citrus, and slightly tropical hop notes. A little resiny, touch of pine and spice as well, extremely well rounded character (I love Centennial). Sweet, somewhat toasty malt is in the nose as well, not overbearing or boozy.
T/M: Firm bitterness upfront, moves into a blend of sweet fruity/floral hops and some toasty malt. Some grassy notes are also present in the finish, and the sweet malt becomes more drying. Nice fruity esters as well, great balance.
Overall, a fantastically easy IIPA to find, and drinks as well as just about any. Some have a more cutting edge hop character, and some may just be flat out better. But few can bring these standards to national distribution.
Serving type: bottle
05-13-2013 03:23:32 | More by Siriusfisherman
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