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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

8,933 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,933
Reviews: 2,949
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 278
Gots: 797 | 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 barczar:
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barczar

Kentucky

4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy deep golden color with copper hues and a frothy half inch cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving sheets of lacing.

Resin, fresh cut grass, grapefruit, dank and catty hops begin the aroma explosion. Pine and onion and a subtle hint of bready malt round things out. Smells wonderful.

Flavor doesn't disappoint. Initially reminiscent of sweettart fruitiness, the profile turns lightly bready mid palate, then finishes bitter and resiny. Grapefruit pith and tangerine underlie a bready malt backbone that is fairly subtle. Resin really dominates.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation and a fair amount of hop astringency. Alcohol warmth is slight.

Excellent example of the style. Decidedly bitter, but with enough flavoring and aroma hops to really make things interesting and complex. My only gripe would be I wish some of the characteristics in the aroma translated more into the flavor. Still a great brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 19:27:51 | More by barczar
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,933 ratings.