Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.03/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
22 oz bomber with a enjoy by 3-27-11 date.
Pours a hazy orange tan color. A nice fingers worth of off white head. Quickly subsides into wispy patches across the top. Chill haze clears up as the beer warms. A bit underwhelmed by the smell, more then likely due to age. I pick up grapefruits, and cedar at first. Also there is some alcoholic scents, if you know what I mean. Hop smell diminshes as time passes and im left with malty aromas of fresh dough and a bit of maple. This beer is mighty tasty and more balanced then you might think. Hop flavors have subsided but the bitterness aspect has not. I pick up pine, grapefruit, a cedar wood like taste. I get tastes of vanilla and maple from the malt. There is a pleasing charred taste tha kicks in at the end of each sip, its very nice. This beer clears the palate quickly and leaves a dry taste in your mouth.
This beer held up well despite consuming near its best by date. I know its not what it is fresh but it is still nice with some time on it. I definetly want to try this beer as fresh as possible.
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2011 01:41:26 | More by nicnut45
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