Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by trbergman:
3.98/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
22 oz bomber poured into a Hennepin flute.
Appearance - Pours a light ruby color with a tall off-white head that falls to a quarter-inch of dense foam. Great lacing.
Smell - Loads of American hop aroma, mostly pine but citrus is also present. Some caramel notes from the malt are hiding in the background.
Taste - This beer hits you over the head with hops and doesn't let go. The pine and grapefruit from the nose take center stage in the taste as well. Sharp bitterness lasts from first sip to finish, but malts make an appearance in the middle with hints of caramel and toffee. The finish is dry, with long-lasting hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel - In the middle for the style, with some astringency from all the hops.
Drinkability - A bit boozy, the alcohol is not all that well hidden. Though I wouldn't drink more than one in a sitting, I certainly don't mind drinking it often.
Serving type: bottle
09-17-2008 02:46:57 | More by trbergman
More User Reviews:
4.04/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Tasted On: 04-23-2014
Freshness: Enjoy by 05-15-2014
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Nonic pint
Purchased: Single from Frugal MacDoogal, Nashville
Hazy and honey in color, the beer shows a very nice creamy white head of 3 fingers. Pretty fingers of lace stick around as the very good head retention fades.
Aromas are of citrus hops plus tropical fruits such as mango and pineapple. Very nice nose.
Taste is heavily bitter in the first sips, followed by some caramel malt flavors on the back end. The 100 IBUs make for a somewhat harsh taste, but it is still good overall.
Body is in between medium and full, with lots of carbonation in the mouthfeel. The finish has strong bitterness and flavors of tropical fruits and the ABV provides some warming.
Overall a very good beer, although I prefer a DIPA to have more malt character then this one does.
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2014 02:27:51 | More by sommersb
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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