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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

8,927 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,927
Reviews: 2,949
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 278
Gots: 795 | 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 bagpiper2005:
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bagpiper2005

Idaho

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour: Light orange-amber color with two and a half fingers of white head that dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass.

Smell: WOW! You get a whiff of this as you open the bottle. Hops all around. Citrusy aromas of grapefruit and orange with floral and piney hints as well.

Taste: Syrupy sweet pale malt front end with an understated citrus tone and a touch of molasses. Spicy middle with some hints of sour fruit (lemon comes to mind here). The back end can best be described as a cannon-like explosion of hops: primarily pine with some grapefruit tones. Delicious, but the only thing that keeps it from a perfect 5 is the somewhat prominent alcohol taste.

Mouthfeel: Thick, rich, creamy body. Smooth feel and coats the mouth with a thick layer of hop oil. Medium in carbonation.

Drinkability: Kinda rough going down, and that first sip was especially so. This is definitely a sipping beer.

Final Notes: Yet another impressive beer by the Stone Brewing Company. Their huge beers never cease to impress, and this is no exception. A solid example of the style and one I will return to. Just waiting to be paired with some spicy Asian or Mexican food.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2011 03:54:35 | More by bagpiper2005
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,927 ratings.