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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

8,946 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,946
Reviews: 2,950
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 279
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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SurlyDuff

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4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Ahh, Ruination. Before moving out west, I could count on getting a 22oz bottle once in a great while. But alas, Oregon has provided me this delicious elixir at the convenience of my local tavern.

Before reviewing, Ruination is in my top 5 IPA's, and as such, well, it may get somewhat of a biased treatment. Trying to remain as objective as possible, so here it goes...

Pours a illuminating orange copper with good head rentention and sticky (permanant!) lacing.
Aroma is of, well, hops! Lots of em. Deep pine and floral citrus. Perfume and a bit of an alcohol kick.

THe hops assail and don't stop. The bitterness comes in after a moment, but isnt in the initial second. At the same time, floral and earthy tones drop in attempting to control the hops, and isntead just compliment and add to the party. Finish is still sharp, but as it fades away, the mouth waters asking for more. Tuely a good IPA.

An end note: this one will dominate your palatte. Your food won't taste the same...Forget about trying to taste any other beers after this one!

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2007 00:48:47 | More by SurlyDuff
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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 8,946 ratings.