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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

8,685 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,685
Reviews: 2,941
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 259
Gots: 684 | FT: 11
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 enso:
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enso

Vermont

4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Freshness date 9.16.08

Appearance: Hazy tawny golden hue. A shallow yet dense head which persists for a few moments. Plentiful carbonation bubbles.

Aroma: Like standing in the hop yard at harvesting time holding a freshly baked steaming sweet bread. Glorious pungent floral citrus and bready malt sweetness.

Flavor: Sweet malt up front quickly followed by citrusy-herbal bitterness and then resiny-piney bitterness coating the tongue. Each sip renewing the taste buds and repeating the cycle.

Mouthfeel: Good foundation for the plentiful hops and malt. Leaves a not unpleasant coated feeling on the tongue and mouth. Perhaps a protective layer from the dense bittering properties of the hops which enables the ability to appreciate the many nuances of the hops without becoming overly taste fatigued.

Overall: A wonderful beer. As ruinous as they claim it to be to the taste buds it is anomalously balanced in its own right. Perhaps best enjoyed at the end of a tasting session. I could drink numerous pints without taste bud fatigue but realize other beers would have a hard time following this one. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2008 17:46:56 | More by enso
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,685 ratings.