Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.22/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12-oz. bottle into my Terrapin pint glass.
Appearance: Golden and a little hazy with a one-finger white head. Good retention and very good lacing.
Smell: Strong floral hops and a somewhat nutty malt aroma.
Taste: Very bitter. Intense bitterness characterizes this beer, living up to the 'ruination' moniker. There's decent balance from the malts, but this is really a hop poem, as the label states. Additionally, and rather curiously, there's a certain "ashenness" here. This threw me off at first, but now I really enjoy it.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and tangy; medium body.
Drinkability: This IPA is just a little bit different from most others I've had, and I like it a lot. It's strong, but not as strong as many American IPAs, and I could easily drink two or three of these in a session (and wind up pretty drunk as a result, probably).
Stone Brewing Company, for all its humorous boasting, never really fails to deliver great beer, and they certainly didn't botch this one. Wassail, my friends. Wassail.
Serving type: bottle
05-17-2010 23:04:53 | More by Thiestru
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