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
22 oz. bomb-diggety into a 22 oz. Weizen glass.
A -- Liquid gold, w/ a slightly orange black hills tint. Very appealing, albeit lighter than I prefer. Sweet little light ivory colored head: a finger or so. Nice lacing, it stays around and keeps you company like an old dog named Jake. Holy Toledo, is that a hop mermaid in there!?
S -- erm...I didn't spend a lot of time smelling, I remember floral hops, but didn't take notes on the sniff.
T -- Nice bitter tongue bite, not too acrid. Initial alcoholic flavor, a piney floral hop bounce swells about midway through. the dominant flavor was some sort of vaguely fruity melon citrus. The citrus was more lightly stated than you usually get in an IPA. Flavors are subtle and you have to concentrate to perceive the understated malt character dominated by the large breasted Hop Maiden, but there is much there to find if you concentrate. Mildly toasty and sweet, reminiscent of a freshly baked sugar cookie. Maybe a little flash of vanilla, and a bit of peppery spice towards the end with even a touch of banana mixed in there. This is only after it warms of course, and then you get a slight warm boozy taste that helps bring it all together.
M -- Better than I thought it would have. It has a nice mouthfeel, but not overly so. It was especially noticeable if you let it sit on your tongue in the back of your throat.
My other top pick of High IBU IPAs, Wildcat IPA, isn't as complex and has more acrid bitterness, but it is a sweet song of the hop flower none the less.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2007 04:51:40 | More by deathonthemounta
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