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Stone Ruination IPA
November 22, 2013, 12:48 pm
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Pour: Whitish one-finger head, hazey light yellow, orange-amber body.

Nose: Very fruity and strong IPA smells, tropical fruits, grapefruit, lychee, pineapple, floral, pine, citrus.

Palate: As expected, a very traditional IPA taste. Surprisingly oily on the palate. Grapefruit, tropical fruits. A subtle backbone of malt at the backstage. Very dry and sustained hop bitterness right at the end, but it is not aggressive so, but much more consistent and drawn-out.

My previous Stone ales were not very good; I found them too bitingly bitter with nothing else in between. However, this one is surprisingly mature and measured, and I like it. The nose is really attractive and strong, the body more balanced, and it opens up with even more fruits, citrus, malt and hops. Really good. Marks too for the beautifully-printed bottle.


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