Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by trevorwideman:
4.45/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to fisherman34 for sharing this bottle with me and rudge75. Bomber poured into a pint glass.
Pours a light unfiltered copper colour, medium carbonation, and a generous head. Good head retention that leaves a nice lacing all the way down the glass. Aroma is very heady. Sweet, flowery, earthy, and a little spicy. There's a butterscotch malt character in there as well. Simply delicious aroma that leaves me wanting to smell for a while before I sip.
On first sip you definitely get the "hop bomb" character, grapefruit citrus predominates the hop profile, but there's a lovely grassy and earthy quality as well. Liquorice/anise flavour comes out of the mix, and a Hefty malt backbone that's toasted and biscuity with a little bit of sweet caramel, but not too sweet by any means. Mouthfeel is just mildly carbonated, medium bodied and dry. Slides down like water and I wanted more as soon as I finished my glass. Dangerously hidden alcohol makes this one a lot of fun. This is a great IPA and one I'm pleased to have finally tried. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2007 21:03:22 | More by trevorwideman
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