Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.22/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a Brooklyn Brewing tulip on 6/17/11.
Pours a clear golden straw color with a fluffy white head that dissipates quickly leaving little to moderate lacing on the glass. I like the color of the head and the retention is alright but I would like to have seen a hazier color with more orange and amber tones. Its no the greatest looking IPA but not the worst either.
Smells smells of lots of citrus hops right away and that is ther dominant aroma but there is also a significant amount of floral hop aroma in the background mixed with a little bit of sweet malts. This is a treat to smell and really has a lot going for it. Truly a hop forward aroma.
Taste is a lot like the smell. Tons of citrus hop bitterness slams the pallet. Like the smell there is some floral presence and some sweet malt but it gets really pounded out by the citrus hop taste. Taste is really good but I find myself wanting more sweet taste after a few sips.
Mouthfeel is light in weight. The 7.7 ABV is entirely covered up by the hop presence. Pine resin covers the pallet and leaves a bitter pine taste in the mouth.
Overall this is a very good IPA and I am glad that Stone was finally able to make it to Minnesota so I can have regular access to it. It takes some hits on the appearance and and the taste could use some more balance but other then that its a great brew.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2011 03:51:26 | More by UMNbeerhunter
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