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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

8,840 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,840
Reviews: 2,945
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 266
Gots: 752 | 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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Jarod

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 pint and 6 oz bomber bottle, brown with no bottled on date, just remarks on the IBU
This beer was aged at least 1 1/2 years.
This beer poured a golden yellow color that was clear at first pour then became progressively cloudy with each pour, which is to be expected, and was well carbonated. The foam that was produced was almost white with shades of an off white/cream color. It was thick and creamy in nature and sticky, it did not last very long which surprised me, and would like to have had it last deeper into the glass. Some lace was noticeable, but nothing really outstanding. The aromas that came from the glass were outstanding and very complex, tons of hop aromas, pine trees, citrusy notes (grapefruits), roasted malts, fruit, and hints of alcohol. The flavors were even better. The first flavors that hit your tongue are a creamy thick malt flavor, kind of toasted, then warming notes of alcohol are felt, fruits (pineapples, pears and grapefruits), then the hops - oh the hops - oh the flavors - herbs, citrus, flowers, fresh grass, pine trees, - oh the medly of flavors. All the flavors seem to blend together like 2 dancers. This beer finishes bready yeast and warming alcohol. Aftertaste was a melody of malts, hops, and bread, but warm from the smooth alcohol. The body was medium. Over all, a really really good beer, a must staple in the fridge. Stone knows how to brew a beer. Seems aging this beer mellowed it just slightly, one of the best out there. Nice and smooth.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2005 22:34:22 | More by Jarod
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,840 ratings.