Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.93/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Forget the normal reviews. How does stone do this? I love hops but there's something about that grape fruit flavor that often doesn't work for me. No issue here. This is just a master piece. I used to like the bigger malt finishes from say a 90 minute, but this is just perfect.
Thin enough for the bubbles to be seen and oh is this well carbonated. A nice white head that lasts and pours huge. More than enough lacing if that's your thing. Not oily which might make some enjoy the lacing a bit more.
The nose is a blitz of hops. Citirus, grape fruit and just amazing
The taste is just more of the same. I can tell there is some malt in here but hell if I can tell you anything about it. This is hop forward. I recall talking to Greg once at Pazzos in Lexington and he mentioned how this was one of the first double IPAs and how others have gotten bigger with theirs. Yeah this could be just an IPA by some brewers standards (heck it comes off less heavy than stone ipa imo). I think of 90 minute as the standard for double IPAs...this just blows it out of the water.
Serving type: bottle
09-17-2010 22:59:59 | More by bobhits
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