Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by rundocrun:
4.1/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. "Enjoy by" date of 6/23/11, so a little late, but oh well.
A - Pours a deep, slightly coppery gold color. One finger of white head that fades quite slowly. Minimal lacing on the glass.
S - Earthy, bitter pine up front. Hints of sweet orange and citrus. Some mild toasty or biscuit-like notes are also evident.
T - Sweet malt and lemony/fruity citrus intertwine up front, but they quickly yield to the crushing taste-bud-incinerating hop bitterness (We're talking 100+ IBU's here). Along with the bitterness comes more pine and bitter orange peel. Any caramel or toasted character from the grains are hard to pick out or are entirely drowned amid the hops. Finishes with a lingering bitterness and a mild metallic taste at the back of the tongue.
M - Medium body (slightly syrupy) with good, bright carbonation. Has an extremely dry finish that makes me want to keep gulping this one down (have to be careful with the 7.7% ABV, though).
Overall, this is quite an excellent DIPA. I was a little taken aback by the extreme hop presence of this beer, but I had to keep in mind that this is the first true west-coast DIPA I've had the opportunity of trying, so I had to be prepared for a little more hop-injected madness. If you haven't read the back of the bottle yet, do it. It's hilarious!
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2011 23:29:19 | More by rundocrun
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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