Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by velo343:
3.78/5 rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance - Pours a dark orange with a touch of red. A large, fluffy white head, lots of retention and lacing.
Smell - Lots of pine, like a fresh cut christmas tree. And citrus--grapefruit, orange, some lemon. A bit of grassy hops notes, and caramel underneath all of the hops. A very slight hint of butter.
Taste - Very piney and lemony. A good bit of bitterness completes the hop profile. The hops really dominate here, although there is some malt with a general toasted flavor that meshes with the bitterness. Slight breadiness, like a honey wheat. The beer is fairly thick, but not at all syrupy. Finishes very dry.
Drinkability - While an good overall beer from Stone, I think I expected more balance of hops and malt. I really enjoyed the hop profile, but didn't feel there was the malt to back it up. Even with those criticisms, I did enjoy it, just can't rate it too highly.
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2007 05:10:13 | More by velo343
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