Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.68/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This beer has everything I want in a hop bomb. It opens with a wonderful piney, citrusy nose and rolls right into a bitter hop tromp across my tongue. I get a little pineapple in the flavor; that's one of my favorite hops notes. I think the malt character is very well matched to the hops here -- you can definitely identify a nice toasty sweetness, but it doesn't try to steal the hops' show.
I like how it has less ABV then many of my other favorites. At 7.70 ABV it is less overwhelming but tastes as big and strong the other bombs.
I am very pleased that this is widely available, year 'round.
I've talked with friends who have been underwhelmed by this beer -- and these folks are hop heads -- so I can only assume they got an old bottle; it's one of those "drink fresh" beers.
Serving type: bottle
08-24-2013 15:22:52 | More by Somebody_Else
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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