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Stone Ruination IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Ruination IPAStone Ruination IPA

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8,042 Ratings

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Ratings: 8042
Reviews: 2917
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.98%

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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North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Delirium Tremens tulip from a bomber. I've had my eye on this brew for a while and finally decided to give it a try.

Appearence: light translucent caramel; thick head diminishes about as quickly as you'd expect from a beer with similar gravity, but leaves some nice lacing (more than I was expecting)

Smell: very prominent tangerine-y scent; very sweet--almost too much so for my nose, but my ultiamate verdict on beer in based on much mroe taste than smell; maybe a faint hint of vanilla?; mellow-spicey note that reminds me of sage more than it does anything else; the booze smell isn't nearly as pronounced as you'd expected given the ABV

Taste: alchol not nearly prominent as most other beers at this ABV; bitterness isn't as pronounced as i'd expected it to be, nor is the sweetness; you get a good amount of citrus, but I can't ascertain exactly which fruit it reminds me of--grapefruit maybe?; pine-y note as well

Mouthfeel: coats the mouth nicely; the pine notes come through as the beer is going down and linger for a bit after your sip; goes down easily for 7.7%

Overall: incredibly drinkable beer that is much more session-able than I thought it would be; I'm a bit of a hop head and was expected a bit more of a punch, but this was still a delicious beer that I'll buy again; I let the bomber sit out and re-poured as I finished each glass, and as the brew warmed it opened up quite a bit--for my next tasting (I bought two bottles), I'll let it come to room temperature before the first pour

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 20:56:51 | More by RCK86
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4.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow! I'll just say that to begin. However, that isn't even a fair description. This is the best IPA I have ever had. I love it. I want to merry it. It is glorious.

Appearance- It looks like a typical IPA. Perfect color.

Smell- I have honestly smelled better but still good!

Taste- Perfect! Like I said this is the best IPA ever! Over 100 IBU's!

Mouthfeel- feels awesome!

Overall- Look at the beginning.

Cheers and enjoy this behemoth of a beer!

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04-25-2014 03:52:37 | More by SonictheBeerhog
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4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
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Pours a pale gold, much lighter than most DIPAs, with a thick bright white head that dissipates slowly to a nice foam cap. Little lacing to speak of. The aroma is subtle, but definitely hints at the hop bomb that will assault the tongue. Lots of sweet tropical fruit and bitter, pithy grapefruit dominate with hints of other citrus and a hint of caramel. On the taste, there is a burst of sweetness followed by a wave of astringent bitterness. Ruination is aptly named, yet quite balanced thanks to the strong malt backbone. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, a well crafted DIPA that truly is a "liquid poem dedicated to hops!"

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Tasted On: 04-23-2014
Freshness: Enjoy by 05-15-2014
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Nonic pint
Purchased: Single from Frugal MacDoogal, Nashville

Hazy and honey in color, the beer shows a very nice creamy white head of 3 fingers. Pretty fingers of lace stick around as the very good head retention fades.

Aromas are of citrus hops plus tropical fruits such as mango and pineapple. Very nice nose.

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Body is in between medium and full, with lots of carbonation in the mouthfeel. The finish has strong bitterness and flavors of tropical fruits and the ABV provides some warming.

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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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