Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by birderbeerer:
3.8/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Golden beer with white, two-finger, frothy head. Hazy. Very pretty. Uneven and interesting lacing. Like a Rorschach.
Aroma is all hops! When I cracked the bottle, the air filled with hops aroma. Wow. Citrus, pine, grass. Smells both bitter and sweet.
And then the taste follows through--all hops. I don't know that I've had a beer so overwhelmed by the hops. I taste citrus and pine with some grass, but the bitterness from the hops mutes their flavors. It's a good beer, but the hops come out better in the aroma than they do in the taste. There's some buttery, light malt in there, in the finish after the hops, but it's well hidden behind all the hops.
Smells great, tastes good.
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2011 02:26:02 | More by birderbeerer
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4.04/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Tasted On: 04-23-2014
Freshness: Enjoy by 05-15-2014
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Nonic pint
Purchased: Single from Frugal MacDoogal, Nashville
Hazy and honey in color, the beer shows a very nice creamy white head of 3 fingers. Pretty fingers of lace stick around as the very good head retention fades.
Aromas are of citrus hops plus tropical fruits such as mango and pineapple. Very nice nose.
Taste is heavily bitter in the first sips, followed by some caramel malt flavors on the back end. The 100 IBUs make for a somewhat harsh taste, but it is still good overall.
Body is in between medium and full, with lots of carbonation in the mouthfeel. The finish has strong bitterness and flavors of tropical fruits and the ABV provides some warming.
Overall a very good beer, although I prefer a DIPA to have more malt character then this one does.
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2014 02:27:51 | More by sommersb
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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