Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by writerLJBerg:
3.41/5 rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Lovely orange-gold color. Very little head which is somewhat surprising. Some pretty nice legs and good carbonation.
N: Plenty of hops in this one, but there’s also plenty of malt. Lots of pineapple and mango. Some pine. Some apricot and tangerine.
T: A lot sweeter than I expected, but there’s still plenty of hops to be found in here. Really well balanced and drinkable, but it’s no longer as assertively aggressive as it used to be on the DIPA landscape. It’s also rather muddled as though it wants to be part of both worlds of West and East coast.
M: Resinous with lots of alcohol given how light it is relatively speaking.
O: It seems like it would be very easy to pick Stone IPAs out a lineup given how their yeast is one of a kind. I remember when this beer used to kick my ass; now I realize it’s just not my kind of thing. Stone needs to tame the alcohol in these beers.
Serving type: bottle
08-05-2013 22:33:29 | More by writerLJBerg
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4.28/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A - poured a slightly Hazey golden almost orange body with 3/4 finger loose white head with large bubbles. Head was fleeting lasting only seconds, but left decent lacing.
S - massive hops, dominated by piney citrusy and grapefruit notes. Strong sweet and sticky malt character wafts through, with a slight fruityness.
T - very fresh tasting example, hop dominant up front, less piney as the nose more of a citrusy herbal tea flavor. Malt provides a very strong body and sweetness to keep the hops in check. Finishes less bitter than I expected, and actually a little sweeter than I would prefer.
M - thick n syrupy for the style, very stone-ish in its feel and is just delightful.
O - overall, as expected very enjoyable stone quality. Great fresh hop nose and flavor with a sticky and sweet body. Finish is clean but a little sweet and less bitter than I would expect. Great example of the style only thing i wish is it would be a little more attenuated.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 22:05:19 | More by MaineBrewing
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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