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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

8,944 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,944
Reviews: 2,950
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 278
Gots: 802 | FT: 9
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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KuehneBe

Minnesota

4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Review from notes, had this beer about two months ago.

Appearance
This is one gorgeous beer! It is a light, rich amber that refracts light beautifully. The head sticks around for a while, and leaves very nice lacing once it disappears.

Smell
Unsurprisingly, the citrusy hops is the most prominent scent, but despite its massive aroma it doesn't overpower. Reminiscent of pineapple and wild honey, with lovely malt and floral aromas. Literally mouth-watering.

Taste
Oh, the hopsmanity! Like a punch and a cuddle at the same time. Follows up the smell, and adds a whole new dimension of goodness. Citrusy, with a hint of pine. The malts are reminiscent of dark bread (almost pumpernickel-esque), and help make this IIPA both complex and hard to resist.

Mouthfeel
Somewhat resinous, and the alcohol adds pleasant warmth. Equally powerful and refreshing, without being too sticky. Just as one would expect from an Imperial IPA.

Overall
This beer deserves its reputation without the slightest doubt. Another astonishing offer from Stone that I will be sure to seek out again. Absolute top-tier, for IIPAs and beers in general.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 05:27:38 | More by KuehneBe
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,944 ratings.