Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.35/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
22 oz. bottle poured into pilsener glass.
A - Pours a medium yellow orange, bright and pretty. Clear. An approximate 2 inch head formed and dissipated very slowly. Gorgeous looking brew.
S - Lot's and lot's of hops. Some grapefruit and a bit of lime. Also noticed a fresh cut grass / fresh air aroma. Very pleasant.
T - Could just be my palate, but according to many reviews, this stuff "ruins" your palate it's so full of flavor. I have to disagree slightly with those who have that opinion. It's a damn good tasting beer, but there are "stronger" tasting DIPA's out there. But this isn't a bad thing. Lot's of quality tasting hops. Noticed only a very small amount of grapefruit, but A LOT of minty, grassy hops. Overall not the most complicated tasting brew, but it's very, very good. Aftertaste is pleasant, not sour as is the case in many IPA/DIPA's.
F - On the lighter side feeling wise for a DIPA. Not too thick, feels good on the tongue. A fair amount of carbonation noticed.
O - A very good beer that IMO doesn't quite "ruin" the palate as claimed. Still, an extremely flavorful and pleasant IPA. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
06-20-2013 12:39:26 | More by stella77artois
Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,716 ratings.