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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

8,869 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,869
Reviews: 2,945
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 266
Gots: 766 | 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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Freshie

Massachusetts

4.72/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a rather normal golden honey hue, that was very clear. A nice frothy off-color white head that contained a few large bubbles.

The aroma was o so hoppy, with citrus higlights, and a very crisp nature to it. Tantalized my nostrils.

As the label suggests, my first tatse hit my mouth like a ton of hop bricks. After the intial hop whallop, the taste gave way to some nice roasted malts, then citrus/woody/floral/grassy type tastes fluttered around my tongue.

The mouthfeel is great, it is a very diverse brew, with many different levels. The alcohol is very present, yet smooth and satisfying, not burning at all. It is a pleasure to have the taste linger long after you swallow.

I am a fan of Stone, and I can't believe it took me this long to get around to this brew. But it was worth the wait. Even though it is non sequitor, the labels on the bottles are always a humorous read. It says alot about a brewery who puts in alot of work in every brew, from the actual brewing process right down to the label.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2006 19:56:33 | More by Freshie
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,869 ratings.