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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

8,674 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 8,674
Reviews: 2,941
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 258
Gots: 682 | 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 troysoy2:
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troysoy2

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ok, Ruination... do your worst.

Poured into a pint glass, there's a nice, bubbly, active finger's worth of head. It eventually drops to a film over the surface, but never goes away entirely. Beautiful light amber color, with a tinge of orange.

The smell when I popped the bottle open make me laugh a little inside. It becomes a bit more muted than you may think, given some time in the pint glass. It's a little on the citrusy side, with a touch of grapefruit. Plenty of hop oils, and maybe even a hint floral.

This is a delicious beer. It's bitter, yes, but if you can get past the obvious, there are layers and layers of flavor waiting for you. Bready malt, Piney at first, then amazingly grapefruit-centric on the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is top notch. Drying at the end, but somehow very refreshing.

So that's what 100+ IBUs is like? Hmm, not as intimidating as I might have thought. A great, hoppy IPA, and one that I'm going to need some more of... ASAP.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 03:52:12 | More by troysoy2
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Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 8,674 ratings.