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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

8,716 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,716
Reviews: 2,941
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 262
Gots: 701 | 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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kingjames1

South Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a (very) hazy nectarine, with a small head, but consistent lacing throughout. Quality. Smell is incredible: clear hops - citrus, pine resin, and speariment gum? But also detect a thick molasses underneath - caramel and sticky sweet. The taste is intense. At first, I am underwhelmed. I've heard a lot about this one, and expected a punch to the teeth. This one hits late. The aftertaste is nearly as intense as the initial sip - leaving the back of tongue tingling with hop-bitterness. Lemony, minty (wassup with that?), pine resin, with just a hint of a sweet malt foundation beneath - a vain attempt to make its presence known (yet somehow manages to provide some structure for this hop-bomb). The aftertaste is like sucking on a grapefruit. Feels like my eyes are ready to water.

This one is fun to drink.

Fairly drinkable, for the style, though a bit intense on the bitterness side - even for a hophead like me. Perfect carbonation. A +

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2008 04:46:53 | More by kingjames1
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,716 ratings.