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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

8,935 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,935
Reviews: 2,950
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 278
Gots: 800 | 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 Kinsman:
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Kinsman

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a wonderful dark amber/orange color. Off-white head sits atop nicely with about 1 finger thickness. Head retention was lacking a bit but I didn't mind that too much as it left me with a nice sticky lace.

Smell... what is their to say about such a wonderful scent? One quick whiff before I even poured the bottle told me I was in for a treat. Of course, being a D.I.P.A. it is most notably hoppy. More specifically the hops provide grassy and piney aromas and a bit of a lingering citrus scent. Other aromas appear to be present but a hard to decipher from everything else.

This being a D.I.P.A., taste is obviously heavy on the hops, but not nearly as harsh or unbalanced as others in the style can be. In fact an initial bready malt can be detected before the hops take your palate hostage. From there on out it is grassy and floraly hop flavors. Bitterness however is not as bad one would expect, perhaps from all the malt needed to reach the ABV.

Quite a full body feel in the mouth and certainly warming from all the alcohol. Leaves you just wanting more and more however with all the "ruinous effects" on your palate, maybe one is enough.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2010 00:46:34 | More by Kinsman
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Excellent! Great body for a Double IPA, forward hop, and aftertaste that wins! Thank you Stone Brewery for always living up to your expectation. Ruination is an excellent IPA for those who enjoy the sensation of superior hops!

Cheers to you Stone! Thank you for the excellent brew

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,935 ratings.