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Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

8,852 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,852
Reviews: 2,945
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 266
Gots: 760 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-12-2002)
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Reviews by ChrisPratz:
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ChrisPratz

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Very nice rich amber color pours to three fingers worth of foam that dissipates to a very nice pillow of foam on the top that sticks to the sides of the glass all the way down. This is what beer should look like.

S: Holy hops. Lots of nice piney/citrusy hop aromas. Catching some sweet dark fruit flavors but they are masked pretty well by the hops.

T: Very enjoyable, especially for the Non-Hop-Head-Malt-Lover. Starts off with some malty sweetness with some nice fruit esters, maybe apple and pear, and then goes right to that piney/citrus hops flavor. Its almost like drinking a nice malt brew with a pine branch with orange bitters wrapped around it under ur nose the entire time. Alcohol flavors is there as well but not overpowering and seems to work well with the malty sweetness and hops flavors. Aftertaste is bitter and lingers but not excessively.

M: Mild carbonation, your left with a creaminess on your palette as opposed to the expected dryness from the high ABV.

O: Despite the 100+ IBU rating, I was very surprised by the lack of bitterness. Don't get me wrong, its def there but the maltyness, mild fruit flavors and alcohol taste really balance this out well.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 01:36:12 | More by ChrisPratz
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A well-reviewed highly anticipated IPA.

A: This beer pours smoothly, a dark gold color with a mild head and very resilient lacing. It has tinges of red and brown in its translucent body. A very nice, attractive beer that just shouts its richness and fullness at you.

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,852 ratings.