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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

8,941 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,941
Reviews: 2,950
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 278
Gots: 802 | 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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pandashaver

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4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass.

A - 2 finger yellow/off-white head atop a deep orange opaque and hazy body. Beautiful. Big foamy head w/ nice lacing and retention.

S - Strong floral and citrus aromas from the hops, some yeasty bread smell as well. Apples were present, as well as some sharp spice. Alcohol is present on the nose, especially as it warms, but not overwhelming.

T - The malt sweetness actually hits first, followed by an intensely bitter and spicy hoppiness. I'd prefer a little more balance, but I guess the bitter hop taste is the whole point.

M - Very thick, very full, fairly sticky, and punishing.

D - Not very high, although the interesting smell and taste make it easy to keep sipping in an attempt to pick up everything present. Felt very full afterward, and very expensive (>$4 per bottle), making this less drinkable than I would like to see.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2009 04:49:50 | More by pandashaver
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,941 ratings.