Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.74/5 rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bomber to a tulip glass
Slightly hazy, gold color, with a thick, bubbly white head, which dissipates. Lacing on the glass is fairly thick and long-lasting.
Smells richly of hops - little bit of that cat urine aroma, but also some grapefruit notes, and a little bit of clove, for what that's worth. There's also a nice sweet scent to the beer, just to show it's not all hops.
The taste is exactly what I'm looking for in the style. Beautiful, rich hop tones right up front and at the end. There's balance, as well, but hops are obviously what this beer is about. Grapefruit and pine are the dominant flavors, with good sweetness for balance.
Feels medium to heavy, medium carbonation, not too sweet or bitter.
Overall a great imperial IPA, and one of the best out there. Great hoppiness, but simultaneously balanced.
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2013 03:44:06 | More by diddly
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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