Tried a couple new beers this wknd
From Stone Brewing Co. Their products are now available in 12 oz bottles, so I can buy them without planning on drinking 22oz at a sitting.
First, Ruination IPA. Pretty good, I'd say; an excellent beer. Well balanced, more than you would think by the name. The hops are almost oily, the way they coat the tongue, but it also has malt sweetness. A nice woody/herbal aftertaste. I still prefer 90 Minute IPA, but I like this.
Next, Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale. I like AB, but it's pretty straightforward and not too complex. The aging definitely improves it; there is a really nice smokiness.