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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

8,890 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,890
Reviews: 2,947
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 268
Gots: 773 | 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 Contra:
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Contra

New York

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another fantastic beer from Stone, and one of their most well known. Bitter beyond belief, which will probably either turn you off or get your mouth watering. There is a peppery-spice to this beer as well. Many of the typical fruity notes are present, although perhaps to a lesser extent than some of the other Double IPAs. Aroma is fantastic, a sweet mix of aromatic hops and malt. Appearance is nothing out of the ordinary, but it's what you would except from an I.P.A.

Overall, a great take on what has become a huge style - the American Double I.P.A.. My favorite out of all the Double I.P.A.s is Weyerbacher's Double Simcoe, but Ruination is excellent as well. Might come down to whether you prefer a thick, silky body (Double Simcoe), or a lighter, smoother body (Ruination). Calling this a lighter body might be a bit misleading, of course.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2008 01:29:39 | More by Contra
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,890 ratings.