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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

8,897 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,897
Reviews: 2,947
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 270
Gots: 775 | 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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normZurawski

New Jersey

3.38/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

After all this time, Stone finally comes to New Jersey. All the hype, all the waiting, for...this? There is one word to describe this beer - bitter, bitter, bitter. The front of this is tasty, an almost smooth combination of flavors that instantly hit your tongue. But the follow though is such a broadside of bitterness that anything good gets wiped out almost instantly. There seems to be a trick in drinking this. Wash it out on the side of your tongue quickly then swallow. That way, not so much of the bitterness lingers in the mouth. But then, you're pounding the beer, not allowing the taste to linger in your mouth. For me, that's not the desired intent. That's generally how you drink straight vodka.

I don't know what it is about these Stone beers. But when I finally get my hands on some of their top offerings, they never fail to disappoint. Maybe expectations are a bit high. But really, no matter I expect such a strong bitterness is going to hinder anything I drink. Maybe I'm an East Coast hack, unable to appreciate the West Coast brilliance. Or maybe this beer just doesn't do it for me.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2006 00:10:58 | More by normZurawski
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,897 ratings.