Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by UncleFlip:
4.03/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bomber, probably picked up on a road trip- hard to keep up with where all the bottles come from!
Sits in the glass a god-looking honey-orange, just a bit hazy, with an active off white head that settles down at a somewhat quick rate.
Aroma is good, but there's nothing outstanding here. Oranges, peaches, lots of pineapple- but still a little nutty, with a nice icing of floral hops.
Spicy right up front, woodier than expected, with a thick alcohol kick. Round and fruity at the end, but with a high hop bitterness that stays strong until the end.
Liquid is hearty, but not thick- with a strong tight carbonation. The carbonation is a but much for me, but not so much it gets unpleasant.
I'll have to let it warm up on me. It's not bad by any means...just that it's not one I'd proabably have twice in one sitting.
Serving type: bottle
05-08-2006 07:05:27 | More by UncleFlip
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4.28/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A - poured a slightly Hazey golden almost orange body with 3/4 finger loose white head with large bubbles. Head was fleeting lasting only seconds, but left decent lacing.
S - massive hops, dominated by piney citrusy and grapefruit notes. Strong sweet and sticky malt character wafts through, with a slight fruityness.
T - very fresh tasting example, hop dominant up front, less piney as the nose more of a citrusy herbal tea flavor. Malt provides a very strong body and sweetness to keep the hops in check. Finishes less bitter than I expected, and actually a little sweeter than I would prefer.
M - thick n syrupy for the style, very stone-ish in its feel and is just delightful.
O - overall, as expected very enjoyable stone quality. Great fresh hop nose and flavor with a sticky and sweet body. Finish is clean but a little sweet and less bitter than I would expect. Great example of the style only thing i wish is it would be a little more attenuated.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 22:05:19 | More by MaineBrewing
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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