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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

8,896 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,896
Reviews: 2,947
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 269
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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sessycuban

California

4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

I've been drinking Ruination for several years now, but I haven't bothered to review it. Now is as good a time as ever.

A – The beer pours a rich orange. The beer is highly carbonated, but not so much so that you get excessive head. The lacing is wonderful and the beer retains well. This one is an absolute joy to look at even if you have no intention of drinking it.

S – The beer has an intense citric note. This is the foremost aroma. I’m also getting pine and floral notes. Again, fun to smell even if you have no intention of drinking the beer.

T – Hops. I’ve had my fair share of DIPAs and they all claim to be the hoppiest beer but I’ve yet to find a beer as hoppy as Ruination. Although a hopbomb, it is still easy to identify the malt in the brew. In one word, fantastic.

M – The beer is medium bodied. The high level of carbonation is a plus, as I find many DIPAs to taste a bit flat. This is perfect.

D – This is by far the most aggressive beer I’ve ever had and likely will ever have. This is both good and bad. In some ways, the beer is extremely drinkable. If you’re going to enjoy a DIPA, why not start here? On the other hand, as I said, this is a very aggressive beer, making other Stone offerings look tame in comparison. This, coming from a brewery that has never been reticent to challenge their consumers.

For those who haven’t experienced, it is well time you should.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2007 20:31:01 | More by sessycuban
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,896 ratings.