Stone Ruination IPA - Tropical Heat Edition - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by gillagorilla:
4.35/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Had on tap at Max's (from notes 6/21/13)
A: Nice amber bronze with decent lacing.
S: All citrus and spice. Mainly orange notes with just a hint of pine.
T: Nice capsaicin on the aftertaste, that steadily comes through more and more the more you drink it. The spice dominates. Spice and pine. Gets hotter the more you drink too, almost like black pepper. I didn't get too much of the hops, which I know very well from Ruination (got me into craft). The pepper distracts you and covers up a lot of the hop profile. To me the spice is complementary to the hops but in the end dominates due to its nature over the bitterness. I couldn't detect the mango out of the heat.
M: Weird mouthfeel, that is crisp but feel like it has little powder particles in it due to the habanero hotness that is coming through.
O: Don't burp, it releases the heat and brings back dry capsaicin that will make your eyes water and have you reaching for some water. This beer has one of the most pepper forward profiles out of other similar beers with peppers in them. It is interesting and great, but doesn't taste too much like Ruination. It is there but has been taken over by the HEAT WAVE.
Serving type: on-tap
06-22-2013 08:58:41 | More by gillagorilla
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Stone Ruination IPA - Tropical Heat Edition from Stone Brewing Co.
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