Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by sophisticated:
4.4/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Ooooh boy. This is a delight. The bottle is entertainment in itself - explaining that it's called "Ruination" cuz this will ruin your palate due to the 100 IBUs and crazy ammount of hops. Bring it on!
Appearance is LOVELY. Poured it into a Sam Adams "perfect pint" glass. Big 2 fingers of sudsy off-white head. Mostly clear orange-amber, left plenty o' lace.
Open the bottle, and a whiff of hoppy goodness! Mostly sweet citrus and fine florals.
This beverage tastes strongly of hops - citrus, florals, and pines in yo' face. I also got some mild malts, sweet vanilla, and earthy notes. As it warmed the bitterness came out, but not unpleasantly, against delicious orange and lemon notes.
Mouthfeel is very smooth, medium-bodied, slightly oily, and leaves a delicious (bitter) hops residue behind.
Drinkability: I'd love many of these! But 1 22 oz. bottle is plenty, especially with 7.7% ABV. The alcohol is not noticeable in taste. But the brew is delicious and pleasurable. I don't know that my palate is "ruined," more like "delighted." Yes!
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2010 03:53:44 | More by sophisticated
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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