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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

8,849 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,849
Reviews: 2,945
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 266
Gots: 757 | 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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MCain04

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4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 22 oz, $5.99, best by 4/8/13, drank on 2/10/13. Poured into Spiegelau snifter.

Appearance: Clear golden amber color, pure white 2-3 finger head, good retention, moderate lacing.

Smell: VERY nice. Grapefruit, mango, flowers, lots of pine, orange.

Taste: A bit subdued compared to the smell, but still quite nice. Follows along the smell profile, hop-forward taste with a lot of bitterness. Not very much malt at all. Just a tad thin to be world-class though.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, quite smooth. Not too sticky. A bit thin, as above.

Overall: Great DIPA from Stone that would doubtlessly be a staple of mine if available as a six pack for $12 or so. Still a good value at $6 a bomber, but I just don't buy it that often. Hop Henge is better IMO and is at the same price point. Always like to grab a pint of this when it's on tap though.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 04:04:35 | More by MCain04
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,849 ratings.