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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

8,879 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,879
Reviews: 2,947
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 267
Gots: 769 | 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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beagle75

Iowa

3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tulip pint glass.

A: Clear, brassy golden color with over one finger of eggshell-tinted foam head that reminds of a sourdough starter. Light lacing remains on the glass.

S: Juicy hops redolent of ripe ruby grapefruit and other fresh herbaceous elements. The presence of bread, slightly toasty, is muted but present.

T: Begins barely off-dry, with fresh and fairly bright mixed citrus hop aromatics that turn piney by the middle. Acidity is moderate, further elevating brightness. Powerful astringency develops in the middle to usher in the respectably bitter finish. Dank herbaceous hops provide some exciting jungle qualities late. Malt is feather-light, struggling to provide balance to the hops as they turn aggressive.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly acidic yet smooth on the palate despite the astringent flavor, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: Potent hops confirm that this beer is still worthy of the name. The fade to resinous but astringent pine in the middle is a little too clumsy and overdone to reward with accolades, but the crispness and the cleanliness underlying all of the powerful flavors is more than worthy. This beer is beguiling despite the punishment it inflicts on the palate. The opportunity to buy a remarkably fresh bottle of Ruination proves that sometimes you can go back again.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 00:30:28 | More by beagle75
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,879 ratings.