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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

8,893 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,893
Reviews: 2,947
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 269
Gots: 774 | 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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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

My first review is a 12 oz Stone Ruination IPA. Poured freely into my 420 pint glass. Enjoy by 12/23/12. This is my "go to" which is why it is first.

Appearance. 4. The lowest point of this beer. It is a light golden color with a one finger white head. Nice retention and lacing with some bubbles rising from underneath. Not overwhelmingly beautiful.

Smell. 4.5. Moving up the point scale it is exactly what I want to smell in a DIPA. Hops, obviously, as it states many times on the bottle. But not just blatant hops.. Grapefruit at first. Piney and a bit grassy to follow. Also a solid malt smell somewhere underneath all of that.

Taste and mouthfeel. Both 5. The taste matches the smell. Malt up front and tons of complex hops everywhere else. Great bitter grassy finish. Mouthfeel is nice. Good carbonation and stickiness. I like that I don't want to sip it. I want to fill my mouth with the flavor.

Overall 4.5. Not the best beer I've had. But I always get a 4 pack when I hit the local Total Wine. For the price and reasonable abv, one of the best DIPAs. But like it says on the back, if you haven't developed a love for hops, this is not the place to start. Drink responsibly!

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 00:41:20 | More by Ivegotmule
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,893 ratings.